Campus Police and Security
The mission of the Shaw University Campus Police and Security Department is to promote and maintain personal safety and physical and environmental security. The department's commitment to support the academic mission includes preventive measures through education and enforcement, which promotes awareness and individual responsibility in an effort to maintain a safe and secure environment. We are committed to working with the community to define our priorites and build lasting relationships.
The Shaw University Campus Polices Department seeks to inform members of the Shaw community of common protocols and procedures as it pertains to non-criminal activity and criminal investigations on campus.
Law Enforcement Authority
Campus police officers have full police authority on College property under the provisions of Paragraph 74E of the General Statutes of the State of North Carolina. Police commissions are granted under that statute by the Attorney General of North Carolina, including the power to make arrests for felonies and misdemeanors within the agency’s jurisdiction. The Campus Police maintain a close working relationship with the Raleigh Police Department both through informal meetings and formal agreements between the departments.
The possession, use, or sale of firearms and ammunition, knives of any kind, fireworks, major and minor explosives or any illegal weapon is forbidden and subject to University disciplinary actions as well as criminal sanctions as pursuant to the general statute(s) of North Carolina.
Review Shaw University's 2010-2011 Code of Conduct Policy
Students, faculty and others associated with the University will receive either a decal, visitor pass or hang tag for their vehicle. Vehicles without proper identification will be ticketed and/or towed at owners' risk. Faculty, staff and students are required to register their vehicle annually.
Contact Campus Police and Security
- Emergencies ONLY dial 911
- Campus Police and Safety: 919-546- 8249/8248
- Chief of Police: 919-546-8214
- Fax: 919-546-8453
Visitors must have proper vehicle identification to enter the campus. Campus visitation hours are 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. All visitors must report to the Security Information Center located at the Person Street entrance of the University to receive a visitor or parking pass. All passes expires within 24 hours or a designated time frame.
About Campus Police and Security
The Campus Police and Security Department are sworn officers of the courts. The primary function of the Department is to enforce the laws of the land and to reduce infractions and criminal actions of the community, student, staff and visitors without destroying the model or image of the University. The Department will prosecute to the fullest anyone who has maliciously broken regulations and laws, first but by way of rehabilitation for those who can learn from their mishap and continue their educational goals and then through the court system.
The Deparmtn reports directly to the Office of the Executive Vice President. Campus Police and Security performs a variety of law enforcement tasks including, investigation of criminal activity, apprehension of criminals, traffic enforcement, emergency response and special security assignments. Campus Police and Security coordinates criminal investigations with the Raleigh Police Department, as needed and as part of the community policing/crime prevention effort.
Chief Wayne Joiner, Sr.
Wayne Douglas Joiner, Sr. is from the Durham-Creedmoor area. He started his career in law enforcement in July 1981 with the UNC Campus Police Department in Chapel Hill.
In 1984 he took a position with the Mebane Police Department where he achieved the rank of Sergeant.
In 1986 he took a position with the Gibsonville Police Department. While at the Gibsonville Police Department he worked his way up from patrol officer to the rank of Chief of Police. During which time he attended numerous police related schools, training and seminars. He became a state instructor and fire arms instructor in 1995; and a CPR and tazer instructor in 1997.
He retired from Gibsonville Police Department as Chief of Police on September 1, 2006. After retiring from Gibsonville, he took a position with Lankford Company Police. He worked for Lankford Company before taking a position with Shaw University Campus Police in February of 2010. On April 1, 2010 he accepted the position as Chief of Police at Shaw University.
His Hobbies are sports, fishing, shooting pool and listening to jazz music.
Your safety depends mostly upon your own attitude and actions. Use common sense and do not place yourself in a location or situation to become a victim of crime.
- Avoid walking alone at night: Make arrangements to walk in groups and in well lit areas.
- Keep your room door locked at all times: Locking your door, wherever you reside, is an effective way to reduce theft and enhance personal safety. The vast majority of theft occurs from unlocked rooms when the occupant is gone only briefly. Do not prop open exterior doors and close any doors that you find open. Propped doors are a high risk to everyone's personal safety.
- Do not lend your key to ANYONE, this action could result in an innocent victim. Report lost or stolen keys to the Campus Police and your Resident Counselor.
- Report obscene, annoying, or harassing phone calls immediately: Campus Police will investigate, and as patterns develop, they will work closely with the telephone company to apprehend offenders.
- Report all security related maintenance problems: Locks, doors, windows, and exterior lights in need of replacement and shrubbery in need of trimming should be reported immediately to Plant Services 919-546-8230.
- Participate in personal safety and security awareness programs:
- Campus Police frequently conduct programs that promote crime resistance skills.
- Be aware of campus crime trends.
If you observe any suspicious activity or wish to report any criminal act, call the Campus Police or 911.