What is Safety & Security?

Safety & Security, a division of Business Affairs, is the umbrella organization that provides general, administrative, and fiscal oversight to the five departments listed herein:

Risk Management and Insurance

The Office of Risk Management and Insurance administers the University's Risk Management Plan to protect UNC Charlotte's reputation and financial assets. The office also supports University departments by assessing potential risks, recommending action to manage hazards, and suggest the contractual transfer of those potential risks. In the event of a loss, the Office of Risk Management will provide guidance in the mitigation losses and assist in the recovery through insurance.

 

Police and Public Safety

UNC Charlotte Police & Public Safety is a fully authorized state police agency, providing both police and security services to a campus of 28,000 students, faculty and staff. The Department is comprised of two divisions--Patrol and Support Services--with a special emphasis on community oriented policing. The UNC Charlotte Police Department collaborates regularly with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Force and other regional law enforcement agencies.

 

Environmental Health and Safety

The Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) is dedicated to the reduction of risks within the UNC Charlotte community, and to the promotion of safety as a value in our university culture. We provide environmental, health, and safety services to everyone at UNC Charlotte. Our goal is to support the mission of the university by helping staff, faculty, students, and visitors take an active role in protecting their health and the environment.

 

Business Continuity and Emergency Management Planning

Business Continuity Planning provides the structure to guide UNC Charlotte and its various stakeholders in preparing, preventing, mitigating, responding and recovering from a disruption to campus operations such as an emergency or disaster. The overall effort to integrate and cultivate continuity of operations and organizational resilience is the function of Business Continuity Planning.

 

Emergency Management

Emergency Management is a division of the UNC Charlotte Department of Police and Public Safety. Our primary responsibility is to help the campus community prepare for, respond to, and recover from any emergency that threatens the University.