About the East Carolina University Police Department
The East Carolina University Police Department, located in the Blount House, is a professional police department providing the same level of service offered by a municipal police department, as well as other services unique to an academic institution. The department is responsible for the well being of everyone at the University 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The average daily population served is approximately 40,000 including students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The department works closely with administrators, students, faculty, and staff to create and maintain a secure atmosphere. Its statutory arrest jurisdiction includes all University property as well as streets and sidewalks adjacent to the property. In addition, it participates in a mutual aid agreement with other local departments, including the City of Greenville, which gives University Officers jurisdiction in much of the city-area surrounding the University. University Officers are also assigned to local multi-jurisdiction task forces.
The ECU Police Department consists of approximately 60 full-time sworn police officer positions and 10 sworn reserve officer positions that are certified by the State of North Carolina; 20 non-sworn departmental personnel, and 30 part-time student patrol officers. ECU Police Officers patrol university grounds on foot, in patrols cars, and on bicycles.
The University, as with any other public or private entity, cannot assure or guarantee a crime-free living or working environment. Accordingly, it is the responsibility of members of the University Community to act in a security-conscious manner and to avoid actions which jeopardize their security as well as the security of others. Members of the faculty, staff, and student body should report all crimes, hazards, emergencies, or dangerous situations to the ECU Police Department immediately.
Crisis Intervention Team
Currently, the ECU Police Department has 30 certified CIT officers, nine certified CIT telecommunicators, and one CIT certified victim advocate. The Crisis Intervention Team training is a partnership led by a consortium of organizations and individuals representing law enforcement agencies, local management entities, consumers/peers, mental health providers, advocates, and others. It requires ongoing collaboration between law enforcement and the mental health community. The training is designed to assist law enforcement officers who respond to incidents involving persons in a mental health crisis.
- Provides 40 hours of specialized training to sworn law enforcement officers and 16 hours of training for telecommunicators.
- Improves interactions between law enforcement and persons with mental illness.
- Decreases use-of-force occurrences
- Connects individuals in a mental health crisis to appropriate treatment and resources in the community.
East Carolina University Police Department
609 E. Tenth Street
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Ph: (252) 328-6787
Fx: (252) 328-1974