The UND Police Department is made up of the following positions:
· Chief of Police
· Assistant Chief of Police
· Two night supervisors of police
· Narcotics officer
· Nine patrol officers
· Two full-time security officers
· Administrative officer
The UND Traffic Division is made up of the following positions:
· Administrative officer
· Two account technicians
· 20 part-time and/or student assistants
Important Phone Numbers
All Emergencies 911
UND Police 777-3491 (24 hours)
Safety Escort 777-3491 (24 hours)
Dean of Students Office 777-2664 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (M-F)
Crisis Coordination Team 777-2664 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (M-F)
777-3491 Evenings and Weekends
Affirmative Action Office 777-4171 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (M-F)
UND Counseling Center 777-2127 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (M-F)
777-3963 Evenings and Weekends
Student Health 777-3963 (24 hours)
Line for the Hearing Impaired 777-2796
Community Violence Intervention Center 746-0405 Daytime
Grand Forks States Attorney 780-8281
NE Human Service Center 746-9411
Alru Hospital Emergency Department 780-5280
ND Poison Control 1-800-732-2200
MN Poison Control 1-800-222-1222
Departmental Philosophy: The University of North Dakota Police Department's philosophy toward community oriented policing is a way of thinking and an organizational structure that allows the department and university community to work closely together in new ways to solve the problems of crime, illicit drugs, fear of crime, physical and social disorder, and to enhance the overall quality of life in the University of North Dakota community.
Purpose: For the department to be both proactive and reactive in response to crime in the University of North Dakota community.
Objective: To better serve the people in the community by use of immediate and long term proactive problem solving through continuous, sustained contact with members of the university community utilizing the duties and activities listed in this section.
Goals: To eliminate crime in the University of North Dakota community and to better serve the University community by working with people, in partnership, to combat crime.
General duties and activities
In order to fulfill the purpose, goals and objectives of the UND Police Department's Community Oriented Policing philosophy, departmental employees will participate in several general duties and activities. Each employee will participate according to their individual state classification and departmental policies. For example, patrol officers will participate in bicycle and foot patrols. Office personnel will participate in other aspects of the department's community oriented policing philosophy such as publication of police informational pamphlets. In one way or another, all employees of the University Police Department will be involved in the community oriented policing philosophy.
General duties and activities of the department's community
oriented policing philosophy will include, and not be limited to, the following:
1. Call the police immediately. On campus call the UND Police Department 777-3491 or call 9-911 from a campus phone for an emergency, or call 911 from a non campus phone.
2. Obtain a description of the offender(s), including sex, age, race, hair, clothing and distinguishable features. Also attempt to obtain a description and license number of any vehicles involved. Note the direction taken by the offender(s) or vehicles and report these to police.
3. Preserve the crime scene. Do not touch any items involved in the incident. Close off the area of the incident and do not allow anyone in the crime area until police arrive.
4. Consider contacting the UND Counseling Center at 777-2127. The Counseling Center may be able to help ease trauma you may feel as a victim of crime.
1. When is the bomb going to explode?
2. Where is it right now?
3. What does it look like?
4. What kind of bomb is it?
5. What will cause it to explode?
6. Did you place the bomb?
8. What is your address?
9. What is your name?
Take note of the caller's characteristics such as race, age, sex, etc. Also take note of any background noise. All of this information will help the police in the handling of the situation.
To UND Students, Faculty, Staff and Guests:
The University of North Dakota has a faculty,
staff and student population of approximately 13,000. Grand Forks,
ND-East Grand Forks, MN is a community of 60,000 located in one of the
richest agricultural areas in the United States.
While this community s a wonderful place to live, work and study, none of us can ever forget that personal safety and property security always begin with the individual. Each of us must do all we can to protect ourselves and our property. This brochure will identify what is being done and what services are available on the UND campus. Working together will help make UND a safer place for all of us.
Have a safe and successful year.
Chief of Police
University of North Dakota
UND is an equal opportunity institution.
UND prohibits the unlawful or unauthorized
use, possession, storage, manufacture, distribution or sale of alcoholic
beverages and any illicit drugs or drug paraphernalia in university buildings,
any public campus areas, in university housing units, in university vehicles,
or at any university sponsored events held on or off campus, which are
sponsored by students, faculty and/or staff and their respective campus
organizations (including fraternities and sororities).
The State Board of Higher Education specifically prohibits the use or possession of alcohol in residence halls. State and Federal laws will be regarded as the only bodies or rules governing the use of alcoholic beverages and other drugs in university housing, family housing, fraternities and sororities and the president's house.
1. Lock your door whenever you leave your room or apartment for ANY length of time or when you are sleeping. Always lock all car doors.
2. Always remove all valuables such as CD’s, checkbooks and cash from your vehicle.
3. Never prop open any door.
4. Protect all valuables in your room. Do not leave valuables like wallets, jewelry, credit cards, cash and computers in plain view.
5. Do not loan your keys to anyone.
6. Never hide your keys outside of your apartment or room. Do not put your name or address on your keys.
7. Take all valuable items home with you during vacations and breaks.
8. In public places keep your valuable items out of sight or in a safe place. If you must leave an area for any length of time, take personal items with you.
9. Itemize your possessions on a file card. Record the description and serial number and keep purchase receipts and brochures on equipment purchased. This can be provided to the UND Police Department for identification purposes if an item is lost or stolen.
Steps to Aid in Your Personal Safety
1. At Home, in a Building or in the Residence Halls
2. Stay sober.
3. Keep your room door locked when you are sleeping or napping.
4. Never let unauthorized persons enter your room, residence hall or apartment. Report any suspicious activity to the police immediately.
5. Never prop open inside or outside doors.
6. Do not hide keys outside of your room or apartment. Do not put your name or address on your keys.
7. Avoid working or studying alone in a campus building.
8. Never dress in front of a window. Draw blinds or curtains after dark.
9. If you are awakened by an intruder inside your room or apartment, do not attempt to apprehend the intruder (you may want to pretend you are sleeping until the intruder leaves). Try to get an accurate description of the intruder and call the police immediately.
1. When approaching your vehicle carry your keys so you can enter quickly.
2. Lock your doors and keep windows rolled up whenever possible. Always check the rear seat for intruders before entering your vehicle.
3. Drive on well traveled and well lit streets.
4. Never hitchhike or pick up hitchhikers.
5. If someone tries to enter your stopped vehicle, sound the horn and drive away, even if you must go through a red light or stop sign.
6. If your vehicle breaks down, raise the hood and wait in your locked car for help. Be aware that an accident may be staged to provide the other driver with an opportunity to commit a criminal act.
7. Leave enough room between your car and the one ahead so you
can drive around it if necessary.
While Jogging or Walking
When Walking or Jogging
1. Avoid walking or jogging alone and never walk or jog after dark. If you must travel alone at night use the UND Safety Escort Service (777-3491) to escort you to your destination on campus or locations near campus.
2. Avoid dark or vacant campus areas. Walk along well lit routes. For further information on campus lighting at UND, contact the UND Housing Office for a “Smart Travel” brochure which has a detailed map of campus lighting conditions.
3. Be alert to your surroundings. If you suspect you are being followed, run in a different direction, go to the other side of the street and yell for help, or head quickly for a lighted area or a group of people.
4. Have your keys ready when returning to your residence hall or apartment and keep your personal or valuable items concealed and close to your body.
5. Be aware of the on-campus “Blue Light” security system. These telephone units are highly visible and located throughout campus and can be used to contact police in a crisis situation. Locations of these “Blue Lights” are available at the UND Police Department (777-3491).
6. Stand tall, walk purposefully and make eye contact with those around
you. If you feel uncomfortable in a situation, leave.
Steps to follow if you see suspicious activity or people.
If you see any suspicious activity or people on or near the University campus, it is your responsibility to call the UND Police Department (dial 911) immediately and report what you have seen. Do not assume that what you see is an innocent activity or that another individual has already called the police. Do not worry about being embarrassed; rather think about what could happen if you do not act. However, do not approach suspicious individuals, this could put you in immediate physical danger.
Suspicious people may be:
Steps to follow to ensure the safety of your bicycle or other vehicle
1. Engrave your student ID number on your bicycle and keep a record of your vehicle's serial number along with a photograph.
2. Lock all vehicles when parked.
3. Use a high quality lock. The lock should have a double locking mechanism with heel and toe locking. “U” bolt locks are the best for bicycles. Place the chain, cable or lock through both wheels, the frame and around the bicycle rack. Take the wheels and seat with you if they are removable.
4. If your vehicle or bicycle is stolen call the UND Police Department immediately (777-3491).
Steps to follow if you see a fire
1. Activate the nearest fire alarm. If the building doesn't have an alarm system, then inform building occupants of the fire threat by any means available (PA system, verbal).
2. “A-B-C” type fire extinguishers available in university buildings can be used on most types of fires, but never endanger your life or the life of others by using them. Even if the fire has been put out with fire extinguishers, the Fire Department still must be called to determine that the fire has been completely extinguished.
3. If you are on or off campus, alert the fire department at 911 from a safe phone. Give your name, address, location and extent of the fire.
4. Calmly alert people in the building and evacuate the building by following the EXIT signs. DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS.
5. Once an alarm has been activated and immediate attention has been given by emergency personnel to the safety of others, close corridors, windows, doors and stairwells to prevent the spread of fire and smoke.
6. Remain outside the building at a safe distance.
7. Meet police or fire personnel upon arrival to direct them to the fire. Inform police and fire personnel of any special chemicals, biological or radiological hazards involved.
Steps to follow if you are caught in a fire:
1. Remain Calm.
2. Before opening a door, feel it with the back of your hand. If it is hot:
· Do not open the door.
· Open the windows. If possible, lower the top half of the window to let out heat and smoke and raise the lower half to let in fresh air.
· Seal the cracks around the door with towels, linen, or clothes. Soak these items in water if possible.
· To attract attention, hang objects out of the window and shout for help.
· Keep low to the floor. Take short breaths to avoid inhaling smoke. Place a wet towel over your nose and mouth. Keep your head six to eight inches off the floor.
3. If the door is not hot, brace yourself against the door and open it slowly. If hot air or fire rushes in, close the door and refer to step 2.
4. If you can leave, close all doors behind you and proceed to the nearest safe exit. Leave the building and stand clear of the fire. Help direct police and fire personnel when they arrive.
Thinking About Safety and Prevention
1. Know every regular and emergency exit from the building you are in. Know how to activate the alarm system and what it sounds like. Know the location of fire extinguishers and how to operate them.
2. Arrange the contents with fire safety in mind. Maintain clear and unobstructed access to your room door, from both the outside and the inside, at all times.
3. Do not overload electrical outlets. Do not use broken, frayed or cracked electrical cords. Do not suspend lamps or lights by their own cords.
4. If you smoke, exercise care when smoking and do not smoke in bed.
5. Do not allow excess clutter or flammable materials.
6. Do not keep bicycles in the building. They should be locked
in the provided bicycle racks outside of the building.
For further information contact the UND Safety Office at 777-3341.
Before a Tornado
· Select a shelter; the best protection is afforded by an underground shelter or basement.
· Be familiar with the weather service alert and siren system; there is a “test” the first Wednesday of every month at 1:00 P.M.. For further information contact the Grand Forks County Emergency Management Office at 780-8213.
· Store emergency supplies (water, non-perishable, ready-to-eat food, first aid kit, tools, portable radio, flashlight, fresh batteries, blanket, warm jacket, and fire extinguisher) in a secure place at home or in your car.
· During a Tornado
· Noren Hall and Walsh Hall are designated storm shelters on the UND campus. Proceed to these shelters if possible.
· Seek safety in an underground basement or in an interior part of the lowest level (closets, bathrooms, hallways). Get under something sturdy.
· If in a high-rise building, go to an interior hallway on the lowest floor possible. Remain away from outside walls. Assume a crouched position with arms over your head.
· Stay away from windows, particularly on the windward side, and avoid shelter in large rooms with large, unsupported roof spans.
· If outside in an automobile, do not try to out-race a tornado. Drive at right angles away from the tornado's path. If there isn't time, or if you are on foot, take cover and lie flat in the nearest depression such as a ditch, culvert, excavation or ravine.
After a Tornado
· Wear sturdy shoes to protect your feet from possible broken glass.
· Check for injuries. Apply first aid. Do not attempt to move anyone seriously injured.
· Check for fire.
· Check utilities for damage and evacuate the building if a gas leak is present. Do not light matches or turn on electricity until you are certain there are no gas leaks.
· Avoid downed power lines.
· Check for structural damage; clear blocked exits.
· Check radio and phones and monitor official broadcasts. Do not use the phone except for emergencies.
· Use extreme caution when close to masonry structures.
· Plug bathtub and sink drains. Do not use the toilet until you are certain sewage lines are not damaged
· Do not call the police or fire department except in the case of an emergency (fire, severe injury or a gas leak). A delay in response time may be expected.
· Telephone a designated out-of-state person who family members and friends can call to learn your location and condition.
A special note regarding long distance automobile travel during the winter months:
1. Do not move the patient unless his or her life is in danger in the
2. Have someone stay with the patient until help arrives. If trained, take appropriate steps to provide CPR or first aid.
3. Call 911 for immediate ambulance dispatch and give location.
4. Meet emergency personnel to guide them to the patient.