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Graphic depiction of Silent Sam's toppling in August 2018. Silent Sam was the Confederate statue that stood on the northern edge of UNC's campus for over 100 years. 

Rise and fall: The 110 year history of UNC's Confederate monument, Silent Sam

Although torn down, political conversations keep the statue alive

Conceived in 1908, completed in 1913, then torn down in 2018, Silent Sam was a lightning rod symbol on UNC's campus for over 100 years. Even now, as the one-year anniversary of its toppling approaches and the statue remains hidden in storage, Silent Sam continues to spark conversations on race and history. 


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 attends a Chancellor's Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at South Building.

What is the Campus Safety Commission?

The commission, initially announced on March 22, will also facilitate discussion with the UNC community regarding the roles and expectations of the relationship between the community and campus police.


Patrol Officer Jamison McKire monitoring near McCorkle Place Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Who's serving on the Campus Safety Commission?

The twenty Campus Safety Commission appointees will serve to guide campus policing policies and practices as well as foster relationships between campus police and community, according to an email by Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz shared on Monday afternoon.