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Department of Public Safety  

University Police

Contact University Police 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Dial 6710 from an on-campus phone, or (828) 251-6710 to reach the main office
  • Visit the main office walk-up window, located in Vance Hall
  • Activate any of the emergency phones located in parking areas and along walkways on campus

To report an emergency occuring off campus dial 911.

Rabies Vaccination Clinic at UNC Asheville October 18th, 2014

A Rabies Vaccination Clinic will be held from 9am to 2pm at UNC Asheville (Lot P25) sponsored by UNC Asheville Police. You can also bring pet food for donation to the Asheville Humane Society, or come give a loving dog a forever home! 

Vaccinations will be administered by the Appalachian Animal Hopsital: canine rabies shots for one or three years are $10; DAPP or DALPP are $15; and Bordatella is $15. Feline rabies vaccinations for one or three years are $10; and FVRCP/FELV are $20. Dogs must be on a leash at all times and cats are required to be in carriers. 

The event will also feature live music, ice cream from The Hop, AFD Engine 7, and mindfulness activities by the UNCA Mindfulness Club. Humane society will be accepting food donations and have dogs available for adoption. There will also be an appearance by Rocky I himself!

Questions? Give us a call at 828-251-6710.


Police Car 

The university encourages everyone to report crimes or suspected criminal activity promptly. All crimes or emergencies of any type that occur on campus should be reported to the UNC Asheville Police Department by phone at 828-251-6710, by dialing 911, or by using the emergency blue light phones located on campus. All emergency calls are routed to the appropriate law enforcement agency, including the UNC Asheville Police Department.

Dispatchers are available at the University Police communications center 24 hours a day to answer your call. In response to a call, UNC Asheville Police will take the required action dispatching an officer to the reported location of the incident.

All UNC Asheville police incident reports are forwarded to the Dean of Students office for review and potential action by the Office of Residential Education. University Police investigators will investigate a report when it is deemed appropriate. Additional information obtained via the investigation will also be forwarded to the Office of Residential Education.

If assistance is required from any other agency, University Police will contact the Buncombe County EOC and request the appropriate unit. If a sexual assault or rape should occur, staff on the scene, including University Police, will offer the victim a wide variety of services. UNC Asheville has a Care and Crisis Team that has trained members who are available to assist a victim 24 hours a day. Crimes should be reported to the UNC Asheville Police Department to ensure inclusion in the annual crime statistics and to aid in providing timely warning notices to the community, when appropriate.

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Report Criminal Activity

If you know of a crime or wish to report suspicious activity which has happened or may happen in the future, you can submit an Anonymous Crime Tip.  If you have been the victim of a crime, you can report a crime by calling 828.251.6710


Last edited by on October 2, 2014