DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY


2/10/2012 2:54pm

Woman reports being raped near Franklin St.

A woman was forced behind a dumpster and raped in the alley behind Cosmic Cantina at about 2:15 a.m. Thursday, according to police reports. Chapel Hill police reports state that a woman was raped at 101 S. Columbia St. The incident occurred during the hours that followed UNC’s basketball game against Duke University Wednesday night.

12/4/2011 4:09pm

Eve Carson’s legacy continues to shape public safety measures

In the days following the murder of former Student Body President Eve Carson, a wave of shock resounded throughout the normally quiet town of Chapel Hill. More than three years later, local officials say Carson’s death sparked a change in how Chapel Hill officials and University students work together, which has in turn strengthened public safety options for students.


11/27/2011 4:47pm

UNC's sexual assault policies lag behind federal standards

The University has yet to implement new sexual assault guidelines prompted by the U.S. Department of Education last spring. While administrators planned to have new policies enacted this fall, the handling of sexual assault cases has instead fallen on the back-burner, leaving the University’s Honor Court in limbo.


11/15/2011 10:18pm

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Improved crosswalk for South Campus

A South Campus crosswalk has faded white lines and a single yield sign greeting southbound drivers on Skipper Bowles Drive. Located at the end of the curve looping around Ram Village building 4, a driver might miss it.