Campus Safety and Police
The safety of everyone is of utmost importance to us. The Queens Campus Police Department is committed to creating an environment in which teaching, research, community life and public service flourish. We are dedicated to upholding and enforcing the law and managing risks to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff and guests at Queens. We strive to maintain excellence and integrity, and respect the rights and dignity of all persons with whom we make contact.
Since the Queens Campus Police Department was created in the early 1980s, the university has maintained a consistent crew of officers. All Queens' officers are state-certified police officers, who have undergone extensive training and have the same powers as other certified law enforcement officers in the state of North Carolina.
Our office is located right in the heart of campus in Watkins Hall. We are extremely involved with student life, striving to foster an approachable and protective environment in which students, faculty and staff rely on our support for any number of safety and security issues. The main entrance of the Campus Police Office is located on the Dana Fountain side of Watkins, and only a lobby entrance will be accessible without an escort. The rest of the department is card access only for safety.
Annual Security Report
Queens University of Charlotte prepares this report in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. Statistics include alleged criminal offenses reported to the Queens University Campus Police Department, other law enforcement agencies and other University officials who have "significant responsibility for student activities." The data collected does not necessarily reflect prosecutions or convictions of crimes. This report does include reports of crimes provided by non-police authorities and anonymous reports, neither of which may have been reported to nor investigated by the Queens University Police Department. As a result the statistics cannot be compared to those gathered by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting System which only collects reports of crime from local and state law enforcement agencies. The Campus Security Act requires that colleges and universities:
- Publish an annual report every year by October 1 that includes three years of campus crime statistics and certain campus security policy statements
- Disclose crime statistics for the campus, public areas immediately adjacent to or running through the campus, and certain non-campus facilities and remote classrooms. The statistics must be gathered from campus police or security, local law enforcement and other university officials who have "significant responsibility for student and campus activities"
- Provide "timely warning" notices of those crimes that have occurred and pose an ongoing"threat to students and employees"
- Disclose in a public crime log "any crime that occurred on campus...or within the patrol jurisdiction of the campus police or the campus security department and is reported to the campus police or security department."
For real-time class information, students can check the queens.edu website and expect QAlert messages. The university's crisis management team will communicate with members of the campus community in a variety of ways depending on the nature of the incident.
QAlert is the emergency notification system that we use to notify the campus community of an emergency, incident, inclement weather or class cancellations. It sends messages about the status of a given situation, as well as other details the campus needs to know. Students, faculty and staff are automatically registered for QAlert through the university's enterprise resource management system. To review and/or update your contact information—including your cell phone number for text messages—log in using your network user name and password and then select the "Update Your Contact Information" button in the middle of the page.
Queens Safe Initiative Program
- Incident Reporting - Anonymous Reporting: As a member of the Queens University of Charlotte community, if you have been the victim of a crime, have knowledge of crime, or see something on campus that appears to be suspicious behavior or activities and would like to be able to report this to the police department but keep your anonymity, we do offer Anonymous Reporting. Our Anonymous Reporting system is a web-based program that allows anonymous reporting directly to the police department, but does not require you to input any information about yourself. You can access the Anonymous Reporting form by clicking this link. Remember: See Something, Say Something, Do Something!
Operation ID is a nationwide program designed to discourage burglary and theft of valuables. It also provides a way for you to easily identify stolen property, and increases law enforcement’s chances of recovery and conviction.
All vehicles parked on Queens University of Charlotte's main campus must be registered and have a valid parking permit. To receive a parking permit, visit the Queens Vehicle Registration site.
To register you will need the following information:
- License plate number and state of registration
- Name of the registered owner
- Relationship of the driver to the registered owner
- Address under which the vehicle is registered
Once you have completed the online registration process, please bring your Queens ID and a picture of your license plate to Campus Police to receive your decal. Parking Permits are valid through August 2018.
Parking is reserved for commuting, adult and upperclassmen students. First-year residential students are not permitted to have a car on campus. Upperclassmen residential students must park in the parking deck located behind Wireman Residence Hall. Parking in the deck requires a residential parking permit and an access card.
All commuters are permitted to park in any open lot or space on the main campus, except for those clearly marked as reserved for guests, faculty, resident students, Queens Hall Circle or the Soccer Lot.
Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence
Queens is committed to maintaining a respectful academic and working environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. This includes having an environment free from unlawful sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence. Learn more about our policy and resources available to students regarding sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence.
Queens University of Charlotte
Campus Police Department
2222 Radcliffe Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28274