About Our Department

The University Police Department is a fully sworn, armed, well-trained and well-equipped police department here to serve the university community.

NC State University Police Officers have the same powers and responsibilities as your local police and sheriff’s departments.  On campus, the University Police enforce North Carolina law, investigate crimes, respond to emergencies, patrol university property and provide safety education.

The Department operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Uniformed police officers patrol campus in cars, on horseback, bikes and foot.

We are proud to be accredited by both the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.  Less than 40 university police departments nationally are accredited; we are the first university police department in North Carolina to be accredited by both organizations.