Consumer Information – Campus Security
Building Security Policy:
In accordance with the requirements of 20 U.S.C.A. 1092(f), Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, the following policy and statistical statement is provided individually to every student and every employee of UNH Law and is available on request to any applicant to UNH Law.
I. Current Policies For Reporting Crimes and Emergencies
Any student or employee observing criminal behavior occurring in any building or property owned by UNH Law and used by it in direct support of its educational purposes should report such behavior immediately to either the Assistant Dean of Students or the Vice President for Finance.
On weekends, nights or holidays when the building is open, criminal activity or security problems should be brought to the attention of the person working at the desk in the library.
If the criminal activity warrants immediate police attention, and the security officer is not available, the police should be contacted directly by dialing 911. In like manner, if there is a fire, or in the event of a medical emergency requiring an ambulance, the person observing such activity should also call 911 and request assistance as needed. During regular hours, emergency phone calls can be made from any office or from the switchboard. Following the emergency, a report of the event should be made to the Assistant Dean of Students or Vice President for Finance. Please note, to dial 911 for a UNH Law phone you must dial 8911.
UNH Law has a security officer on duty when the library is open from early evening until the building is closed. The security officer’s responsibilities include checking the interior and exterior of the building, reporting all criminal activity to the police, making emergency calls when necessary, assisting students, faculty or staff should they need to be escorted to the parking lots and making sure the building is vacant when the library closes. Reports of criminal activity are generally made by the security officer, however if the security officer is not involved, the report should include as much detail as possible including the date, time, location, and nature of the criminal activity, a description of the alleged perpetrator, as well as the names, addresses, and phone numbers of witnesses and/or victims. If the criminal activity involves motor vehicles, a description of the vehicles, including license plate numbers, should be noted, if possible. All incidents in the school should be reported to the Assistant Dean of Students or the Vice President for Finance.
II. Current Security Policies
The following building entrances are unlocked Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., except during select holidays and emergency weather days:
- Main Building, Porch entry facing the corner of Washington and White Streets
- Rines Building, 100 Washington Street fronting circular drive
- Courtyard Entrance, Blanchard Street
- Graduate Programs Office, entrance facing Blanchard Street
- 10 White Street, facing parking lot
The library entrance is open to accommodate the library’s weekday hours of 8:00 a.m.–12:00 midnight, 7:45 a.m.–10:00 p.m. on Friday, 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 10:00 a.m.–12:00 midnight on Sunday. Summer and vacation hours may vary.
The building, including the library, may be closed during select holidays and emergency weather days. During these periods, access to the building is available only to faculty and staff with keys.
Students should not take their security for granted, especially at night. It is advisable to avoid unlit areas and to walk with a companion. If a student feels unsafe walking to his/her car in the evening, the security officer is available to accompany him/her.
Students are encouraged to report any potential source of difficulty to either the building security officer or building supervisor. The security officer reports nightly to the Business Office. However, students are also encouraged to report difficulties if they arise.
III. Enforcement of Policies
Since UNH Law does not have a campus police force, UNH Law personnel are authorized to enforce campus security policies and to seek, when necessary, the assistance of the Concord Police Department or New Hampshire State Police. If outside law enforcement agencies have been called, they are authorized to enforce school policies and, as appropriate, federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
IV. Type and Frequency Of Programs To Inform People of Security Procedures
Each year students and new employees will receive information about safety and security policies. UNH Law will annually evaluate its security policies. Suggestions for improvement will be welcome from any member of the community and should be addressed to the Vice President for Finance.
V. Program To Inform About The Prevention Of Crimes
UNH Law will annually publish and distribute security policies and guidelines. If relevant additional publications are available, they will also be distributed.
During the previous calendar year, the following criminal offenses were reported to the local police:
Murder - 0
Rape - 0
Robbery - 0
Aggravated Assault - 0
Burglary - 0
Motor Vehicle Theft - 0
VII. Criminal Activity At Off-Campus Student Organization
There are no off-campus student organizations at UNH Law.
VIII. Statistics on the number of arrests for the following crimes occurring on campus:
Liquor Law Violations - 0
Drug Abuse Violations - 0
Weapons Possession - 0
IX. Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy
In accordance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, Public Law 101-225, UNH Law annually publishes and distributes to each student and employee the UNH Law Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Policy as part of this Student Handbook.
Any member of the UNH Law community with suggestions for changes in UNH Law’s Security Policy is urged to send the suggestion in writing to the Assistant Dean of Students or the Vice President for Finance.