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Campus Police and Security

The Campus Police and Security Department are sworn officers of the courts. The primary function of the department is to enforce the laws of the land and to reduce infractions and criminal actions of the community, student, staff and visitors without destroying the model or image of the University. The department will prosecute to the fullest anyone who has maliciously broken regulations and laws, first but by way of rehabilitation for those who can learn from their mishap and continue their educational goals and then through the court system.

Campus Police and Security performs a variety of law enforcement tasks including, investigation of criminal activity, apprehension of criminals, traffic enforcement, emergency response and special security assignments. Campus Police and Security coordinates criminal investigations with the Raleigh Police Department, as needed and as part of the community policing/crime prevention effort.

Law Enforcement Authority

Campus police officers have full police authority on College property under the provisions of Paragraph 74E of the General Statutes of the State of North Carolina. Police commissions are granted under that statute by the Attorney General of North Carolina, including the power to make arrests for felonies and misdemeanors within the agency’s jurisdiction. The Campus Police maintain a close working relationship with the Raleigh Police Department both through informal meetings and formal agreements between the departments.

Weapons Policy

The possession, use, or sale of firearms and ammunition, knives of any kind, fireworks, major and minor explosives or any illegal weapon is forbidden and subject to University disciplinary actions as well as criminal sanctions as pursuant to the general statute(s) of North Carolina.

Review Shaw University's 2010-2011 Code of Conduct Policy

Campus Access

Students, faculty and others associated with the University will receive either a decal, visitor pass or hang tag for their vehicle. Vehicles without proper identification will be ticketed and/or towed at owners' risk. Faculty, staff and students are required to register their vehicle annually.

Contact Campus Police and Security

  • Emergencies ONLY dial 911
  • Campus Police and Safety: 919-546- 8249/8248
  • Chief of Police: 919-546-8214
  • Fax: 919-546-8453


Visitors must have proper vehicle identification to enter the campus. Campus visitation hours are 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. All visitors must report to the Security Information Center located at the Person Street entrance of the University to receive a visitor or parking pass. All passes expires within 24 hours or a designated time frame.