The primary responsibility of Campus Safety and Police is to provide a safe and secure campus environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus. Our department includes NC certified police officers, community service officers, communication dispatchers, traffic division officers, and administrative personnel. Our campus police and community service officers patrol campus and provide security 24 hours a day throughout the year. You’ll see our officers on foot, in a police or security vehicle.

Through a modern communications network, our officers can contact other police, fire, or rescue personnel directly from their radio, giving the university immediate access to necessary personnel in the event of an emergency. Campus Safety and Police dispatchers have the ability to communicate with the police and community service officers on patrol to monitor campus and surrounding community activities twenty-four hours a day.

Elon’s Campus Safety and Police department has achieved accreditation by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), the largest professional association devoted to excellence in campus public safety and law enforcement. IACLEA accreditation signifies an agency’s ongoing commitment to excellent, state-of-the-art performance in every aspect of its operations.

Organizational Structure

Questions or concerns about the organization or operations should be addressed with the Director/Chief of Campus Safety & Police.

Police Agency/NC State Certified Officers

21 Full time, 2 Reserve

Community Service Officers (CSO’s)


Communications Dispatchers

4 Full time, 1 Part time

Traffic Division Officers

2 Full time

Authority, Certification, & Jurisdiction


Authority granted by the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office for Company Police Officer Commission under the provision of Chapter 74-G of the North Carolina General Statue and Title 12 of the North Carolina Administrative Code.


Certification means the authority granted by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission to those officers who meet the requirements as a sworn law enforcement officer pursuant to Title 12, Chapter 9B of the North Carolina Administrative Code.


Elon University Police Department enforces the laws of the State of North Carolina. The University Police Department has a Mutual Aid Agreement with all the police agencies in Alamance County.