Chief Joseph LeMire

On behalf of the men and women of the Elon University Campus Police and Security Department, I would like to welcome you to our website where you will find campus safety information and services offered by our department.  Please take a moment to peruse our site and let us know if you have any questions.

The mission of the Elon University Campus Police and Security Department is to ensure that Elon’s campus is safe and enjoyable for all who live, study, and work here.  In order to accomplish this mission, we follow the motto, Building Relationships ~ Protecting Community.  At the core of our department philosophy is the belief that an informed community, coupled with an accessible and approachable police department, is a safer community.  Building a safe environment is a community response.

The Elon University Campus Police and Security Department is made up of 20 State of North Carolina certified police officers.  The department also has a dispatch center which provides 24-hour dispatching services as well as Community Service Officers who assist with parking enforcement and building and environmental security on campus.  Our operations are supplemented by a highly professional administrative staff.

The members of our department are customer service driven and we hope you will call on us when needed.  We pride ourselves on being a highly effective investigative agency, a department that provides a solid uniform presence in the community, and we always strive to partner with campus and student organizations in order to meet our department mission.

We sincerely look forward to serving you and partnering with you to make your experiences at Elon University safe and enjoyable.

Chief Joseph LeMire