University Police FAQ
What is the most common crime that happens on campus?
Property crime accounts for the vast majority of on-campus crime. Usually these crimes occur due to property left unattended in public areas, unlocked rooms or offices. Our best advice is to never leave your property unattended and always lock your door. If you witness or become a victim of a crime it is extremely important that you report it immediately. Simply call University Police at 252-335-3266.
How can I get information pertaining to crimes reported to University Police?
Your safety and security is our number one priority. We have a zero tolerance for any offense of violence, to include drugs, alcohol and weapons violations. Please visit ECSU's Campus Safety Website to review our Annual Security Report (ASR). The ASR contains campus crime statistics for the past three years, detailed safety policies/procedures and other important information relative to campus safety and security.
In April of 2014, ECSU's accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), reviewed ECSU's safety policies, procedures and compliance with federal safety laws. At the conclusion of their comprehensive review, SACSCOC made no recommendations to the University.
Is there a fee for parking on campus?
Parking for students is $75 for the academic year. The parking permit allows you to park in any area not designated by a "reserve" or "visitor" marker. You must register your vehicle with University Police, provide proof of insurance and display the parking decal at all times while on campus. Please visit the ECSU Parking Portal. Additionally, all visitors are required to obtain a visitors' parking pass while on campus, which may be obtained from University Police. For further information, contact the ECSU Police Department at 252-335-3095.
In the event of an emergency, how will campus members be notified?
In an effort to provide timely notice to the university community, we encourage all students, faculty and staff to register their cell phones to receive emergency notifications. Please visit the ECSU Alert webpage and complete the registration. University Police will send out ECSU Alerts or crime warnings when there is an ongoing safety threat to students and employees. Emergency notices will be sent by email, audible message, text and posted to ECSU's Website.
How many officers are there at ECSU and do you provide escorts?
We are a full service police department and operate 24/7. We are a diverse department of men and women who serve the University in accordance with the law, university policy, and our core values of Responsibility, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect and Fairness. We are comprised of 28 employees, which are sworn police officers, security officers, telecommunicators and administrative personnel. We also have Elizabeth City Police Officers assigned to our Residence Halls during peak hours and days of the week, supplementing our manpower on campus.
Additionally, we utilize special event security for events and have mutual aid agreements with the local police, sheriff and all of the UNC system police departments to assist the campus upon request
Yes, we do provide escorts. Any campus member may request an escort by contacting University Police at 252-335-3266