Chapel Hill Police vehicles standby at the Chapel Hill Police Department on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. The Chapel Hill Police Department has increased their patrols in and around UNC's campus in response to the sexual assault in the Shortbread Lofts parking deck on Sept. 13, 2019. 

Police increase patrols around town but haven't seen an uptick in break-ins

Ran Northam, community safety communications specialist for the Town of Chapel Hill, confirmed in an email that Chapel Hill police have increased their patrols near student housing areas, but there haven’t been any increases in break-ins since spring break.


Chapel Hill Police

The Chapel Hill Police Department is committed to protecting, preserving and enhancing the quality of life in Chapel Hill through community-based policing. The police chief is Chris Blue. 

Divisions of the department include investigations, patrol, Traffic Unit, K-9 Unit, the Special Emergency Response Team, School Resource Officers and more. Find out more on the official website.

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Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz hears from the Chancellor's Advisory Committee in the conference room of South Building in Chapel Hill on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.

Guskiewicz workshops Alert Carolina after crimes rattle students

A rape, attempted break-in and report of sexual harassment outside Davis Library have recently instilled fears within UNC students. With suspects at large in all three crimes, interim Chancellor Guskiewicz sat down with an advisory committee where they brainstormed ways to improve Alert Carolina and ultimately, reestablish a sense of safety on campus.