Crime Prevention

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The UNH Police Department is dedicated to a proactive approach to law enforcement.  To that end, we have provided some information on what our department does for crime prevention.  If you have any questions about crime prevention feel free to contact us at (603) 862-1427

Campus Alerts

The University of New Hampshire provides its community with a free text message/email alert system.  The alert system allows the University of New Hampshire to contact you during an emergency by sending text messages to your: E-mail (school, personal, other), Cell Phone, or Pager. 

Campus Alerts

Active threat/shooter

An active shooter is defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms. Read more about protocols at:

Active Shooter

Behavioral Intervention Team

The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) at UNH provides support to students managing significant mental health concerns. BIT members work directly with students to make referrals, ensure that they are connected to appropriate support, and promote a safe, successful, and non-disruptive environment on campus.  Read more at: 

Behavioral Intervention

RAVE Guardian and uSafeUS

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Your path to campus safety: RAVE Guardian and uSafeUS®.

RAVE Guardian and uSafeUS provide FREE, discrete, and confidential resources for personal safety on campus. The University of New Hampshire has partnered with RAVE Mobile Safety and uSafeUS to make both apps available to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors in the UNH community. Download both today to be part of the solution to keep yourself and others safe!

The RAVE Guardian app provides students, faculty and staff with a direct connection to the University of New Hampshire Police Department so that everyone can easily communicate all their safety needs. Use this app to text with UNH Police Dispatchers 24/7, share videos, photos; you can choose to remain anonymous! Its easy-to-use features help you stay safe every day and enable us to better protect you.

The uSafeus app will send you a fake text to get out of uncomfortable situations, discretely request assistance from bartenders or wait staff, find resources to help yourself or a friend with sexual violence, relationship violence, or stalking.  The app also has links to services offered at UNH Health and WellnessSexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP), and Psychology and Counseling Services (PACS).


Blue Light Emergency Telephones

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The University of New Hampshire utilizes a network of Blue Light Emergency Telephones for your safety and convenience. The phones are located throughout campus and marked by blue lights and the word "emergency." The yellow phone boxes located outside of many dorm entrances have a red emergency button as well. In an emergency press the red button to automatically dial the UNH Police Department. Activation of these phones calls directly to the UNH -Communications Center and is monitored 24 hours a day; every day of the year. These phones are consistently being tested by our Support Services Division.

The goal of the University is to have a Blue Light Emergency Phone in sight at all times. If you find an area on campus where you believe a Blue Light Emergency Phone should be located please contact our department.