Reporting Criminal Actions
University Police receives complaints regarding criminal incidents or offenses. Upon receipt of a criminal complaint, a University Police Officer will obtain as much information as possible concerning the incident or offense. This includes interviewing the complainant, and any witnesses or suspects involved. In addition to ensuring the safety and welfare of the complainant, the officer will fully document all information that is received pertaining to the matter. Should University Police require assistance during an investigation or incident, the State Bureau of Investigation, Asheville Police Department, Buncombe County Sheriff's Department, or the Woodfin Police Department could be utilized.
University Police is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Individuals may report criminal activity or request emergency assistance by contacting the department - for on-campus emergencies, dial 6710 from an on-campus phone, or 828.251.6710 from any other phone. For off-campus emergencies, dial 911. Upon receiving the caller's request, a University Police Officer will respond accordingly or other fire/ rescue and medical personnel will be notified and dispatched as needed, along with UNC Asheville personnel.
University Police communications system is capable of immediate access to other area law enforcement agencies should the need for back-up services arise. In addition, University Police maintains access to the Division of Criminal Information System. This system affords the department the opportunity to immediately obtain regional, state, and national criminal and vehicle information.
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