Security & Transportation

careSafety and security at High Point University is a top priority. Our mission is to provide service, promote safety and protect campus assets in a caring manner. 

High Point University is safeguarded by a 24/7 professional security force, supplemented by officers with the High Point Police Department, patrolling a well-lit campus with an access-controlled perimeter. Technological enhancements include our robust access control system, expansive video surveillance system, and CARE points (Campus Assistance & Response to Emergency, i.e., blue light towers). Additional technological security improvements include Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) and automatic License Plate Readers at all of our entrances.

Security officers and dispatchers are well-vetted and trained to ensure the campus is served by the best team possible. Dispatchers receive calls for service, evaluate the requests and coordinate the response. Security officers respond, provide assistance, and investigate incidents. Security officers actively patrol campus and investigate furtive behavior.

Security officers maintain continual professional development to ensure the department’s readiness. Examples of annual training include:

  • Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Customer Service
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Fire Prevention and Response
  • Subject Control and Detention Techniques
  • Traffic Control and Parking Enforcement

Recent initiatives include:

  • Launching LiveSafe, HPU’s safety and security mobile app
  • Equipping officers with body-worn cameras
  • Installing in-car video systems in all patrol vehicles
  • Ongoing video surveillance system additions throughout campus

Contact Us

If you require emergency assistance:
  • Dial ext. 9111 from a campus phone
  • Call (336) 841-9111
  • Push the emergency call button on any C.A.R.E. point
Our non-emergency phone number is (336) 841-9112 or campus ext. 9112.

If you require immediate transportation assistance:
  • Dial ext. 9113 from a campus extension
  • Call (336) 841-9113
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Department News

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