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.


A pro-Confederate protester shakes hands with UNC Police officer Timothy Tickle after Tickle explained to protesters the boundaries of UNC's campus on March, 16, 2019.The pro-Confederate group then left campus. Photo courtesy of Daniel Hosterman.

Confederate group brings guns to campus; no arrests made

On Saturday, a confederate group showed up to UNC's main campus near Silent Sam's former location in McCorkle Place. The group was joined by members armed with guns and knives who stood near Memorial Hall. UNC Police responded to the group's presence on campus, but made no arrest at the sight of the armed members.