The UNC Police Department is staffed by 16 sworn full-authority Level 1 Colorado POST certified police officers, as well as numerous support positions. The Department is broken out in the following divisions:
The Command Staff plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the general law enforcement and public safety program at the University, including uniformed patrol, investigations, crime prevention, emergency management, security functions, parking services, communications and records management, and overall operations of the Department.
Interim Chief of Police, Rick McNair
The University of Northern Colorado is committed to work in partnership with our communities to create a safe and secure environment through education and enforcement. We consider the safety and security of all community members at UNC a top priority.
We are here to protect, serve and assist our university community. The UNC Police Department will continue to seek and improve the level and quality of these services we deliver. Through partnership with various members of our university community, we are reviewing, assessing, and implementing protective safety measures on our campus. These measures include:
- Strategic utilization of video surveillance
- Highly visible emergency telephones
- Assessing the university lighting along parking lots and sidewalks.
- Providing safety and crime prevention programs
Although the University of Northern Colorado has traditionally experienced a relatively low crime rate, we encourage everyone to report criminal actions, emergencies, or suspicious activity immediately to the UNC Police Department.
The UNC Police Department reports crime statistics to the Department of Education and the Federal Bureau of Investigation as required by law. These reports are used by the university to identify areas of concern and develop plans to address those concerns.
The university also strives to make these statistics easily available to the public so that prospective and current members of the university community are able to make informed decisions about their personal safety and to be aware of areas in which they need to take extra precautions to protect their property.
At UNC, we are all committed to making our campus a safe place in which to live, work and learn.
Training and Crime Prevention:
Larry has been working for UNCPD for 24 years. His primary function is conducting safety training for faculty, staff and students and maintain the training records. However, the best part of his job being out and about and talking to all the people around campus! If you see Larry around, he would love for you to say hello!
If you need any safety training, Larry can be reached through dispatch at (970) 351-2245 or by phone at (970) 351-1998.
Rebecca is a proud Greeley native. After graduating high school at Greeley West, she obtained her 2-year associate degree from Aims Community College and transferred to the University of Northern Colorado where she earned her bachelor’s in Business Management with the Monfort College of Business. She then went on to obtain her MBA from Colorado Christian University. After working in the banking world for a couple years, she moved into a career at a credit reporting agency where she worked her way up to Operations Manager of Training and Development. She had great opportunities to learn and experience so much from her career in management and always had an interest in working in higher education. She is now the Assistant Clery Compliance Officer at the University of Northern Colorado and works in the UNC Police Department. The best part of her role at UNC is getting to meet all the unique and wonderful people that are part of the UNC community.
You can contact Rebecca with any questions you have regarding the Clery Act at 970-351-2543 or by email at Rebecca.email@example.com
The UNC Police Department's Patrol Division is split into two teams, each supervised by a Corporal. The Patrol Division is responsible for patrolling the UNC campus to enforce federal and state law, as well as University regulations, protect persons and property, prevent, detect and solve crimes and to maintain order. They also enforce traffic regulations, investigate traffic accidents and issue tickets. The Patrol Division also assist other law enforcement agencies and University departments.
Corporal Sean Menard
Corporal Brian Hogsett
The UNC Police Department's Investigations Division consists of two full-time detectives. The Investigations Division conducts difficult or technically demanding criminal investigations, writes search and arrest warrant affidavits, makes arrests and testifies in court concerning his/her investigations. The detectives also maintain all evidence seized during the course of all criminal investigations.
Investigations Supervisor: Sergeant Patrick Gallagher
The UNC Police Department Communications Center is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing radio and telephone communications for both the Police Department and the University. The Communications Center also monitors emergency telephone and alarm systems, and maintains access to both national and state crime computer networks. The Communications Center also serves as the Police Department's Records Division, maintaining police reports and records.