University of New Hampshire

School of Law

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 School of Law and is available on request to any applicant to UNH School of 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 School of Law and used by it in direct support of its educational purposes should report such behavior immediately to either the Security Officer on duty or Assistant Dean of Students.

On weekends, nights or holidays when the building is open, criminal activity or security problems should be brought to the attention of the security officer on duty. Alternatively notification can be made to the person working at the desk in the library who shall contact security.

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 Security Officer on duty or Security Supervisor. Please note: to dial 911 for a UNH Law phone you must dial 8-911.

UNH School of Law has a security officer on duty when the campus is open during business hours and in the evening for student or library use. Additionally, the Security Supervisor is typically in the building and available to provide assistance to students: Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  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 Security Officer on Duty or Security Supervisor.

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, 2 White Street - 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, entrance 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 and are available on the library Website

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 authorized 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 suspicious circumstances or potential source of difficulty to either the building security officer or Security Supervisor. The security officer reports nightly to the Security Supervisor. However, students are also encouraged to report difficulties if they arise.

III. Enforcement of Policies

Since UNH School of Law does not have a sworn campus police force, UNH School of Law personnel are authorized to enforce campus security policies and to seek the assistance of the University of New Hampshire Police Department or Concord Police Department, when necessary. 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 School of 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 Security Supervisor or Assistant Dean of Students.

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 (2013), 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 (2013):

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.

X. Suggestions

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 Security Supervisor, Assistant Dean of Students, or the Vice President for Finance.

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