FAQs about the UNH Police Department

Campus Public Safety

Does UNH have its own Police Department?

Yes, UNH has its own separate law enforcement agency. UNH Police Officers are armed and have powers of arrest. UNH Police Officers meet the same training requirements as State/County/City and Town law enforcement officers.

Is the UNH Police Accredited?

Yes, UNH Police is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency. UNH Police are accredited through CALEA (The Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation) and IACLEA (The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators).

Is crime a problem on campus?

UNH is an open campus and has property in Durham/Lee/Madbury and Barrington NH. Like the Cities and Towns students come from, the UNH campus is not immune to crime. Students are encouraged to take their own personal safety serious and to call the Police when they witness or become a victim of crime.

What is the most common crime at UNH?

Theft is the most common crime. UNH Police encourage students not leave valuable items unattended. 

Is alcohol and drugs an issue on campus?

Alcohol and drugs are the root cause behind most criminal behavior on campus. UNH & Durham Police Departments have a no-tolerance policy on violations of both State Law and Durham Town Ordinance concerning alcohol.

Does the UNH Police provide a safety escort service?

Yes, UNH Police provide a walking escort service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Students are encouraged to use this free service whenever they feel uncomfortable walking on campus. The safety escort service can be reached by calling 603-862-1427 or 2-1427 from a campus phone.

Does UNH have safety phones?

Yes, UNH has over 100 blue light safety phones across campus.  Students are encouraged to use the phones if they have any emergency.

Do the UNH Police offer self-defense classes?

Yes, the UNH Police offers the RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) program several times a year. Student should contact the UNH Police at 603-862-1427 or visit our website for dates and times of classes.

For additional information about the UNH Police Department and its many services, please go to our website at www.unh.edu/upd/