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UNCG Recognized for Improving Campus Safety

UNC Greensboro is one of 25 colleges and universities nationwide to be recognized by Safe Campus for accomplishments in improving campus safety.

The UNCG Police Department is ranked No. 13 and is the only North Carolina university police department to make the list.

“We are always focused on improving the safety of the campus, our relationship with the community, and the services that we provide,” said UNCG Police Chief Paul Lester. “Programs like Run, Hide, FightLiveSafeWalk Safe, and the McIver Full-Scale Exercise continue to make this campus a safe place for students, faculty, staff, and the Greensboro community. We are proud of this recognition and look forward to continue serving the campus and the city.”

The Safe Campus Top 25 list acknowledges outstanding contributions by university administrative departments in establishing and maintaining high standards of campus safety. Award Selection Board members individually ranked nominations based on selection criteria, and then final rankings were compiled. All 4,706 U.S. accredited higher education institutions were eligible.

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[Original story by University Communications]