Public Safety

The mission of the Department of Public Safety is to enhance the quality of life on campus by working cooperatively with the public within the framework of the constitution to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear, and provide for a safe environment.
As our mission, we believe in the dignity and worth of all people. We are committed to providing high-quality, community-oriented, sensitive safety and security service; protecting constitutional rights; problem-solving; teamwork; openness; continuous improvements; and providing leadership to the safety and security profession. We encourage and seek diversity in our work force, which permits us to grow and respect each person as an individual. We strive for a safe, healthy workforce along with a safe and secure environment for the university community.

Public safety is everyone’s responsibility and must be viewed as a joint effort for our programs to be successful.


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Contact Information

The Campus Police Department is located in the 401 Union Street, behind Belk Residence Hall. The department provides law enforcement services to our university community. Chowan University has its own campus police department under the direction of the Chief of Campus Police. Our officers are trained and certified to enforce the laws of the State of North Carolina just as any other law enforcement officer in the state. The department works in conjunction with local municipal and county agencies to provide police protection 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. The department’s primary goal is to provide a safe and secure environment of the University community to accomplish its mission.


Escort Service
Anytime you are uneasy or uncomfortable about walking to your vehicle or to and from a campus building, please call Public Safety at 252.862.5676. A Public Safety officer will be happy to escort you.

Students are advised to protect themselves, as Chowan University does not assume responsibility in the event of theft in rooms or cars. Students should be aware that their families’ homeowners or renter’s insurance policies may cover their losses. Students can purchase theft, fire and accident damage insurance from National Student Services, Inc.  Visit them at

Motor Vehicle Collisions
Students are encouraged to report motor vehicle collisions that occur on school property, to Public Safety. In the event that the Campus Police Officer is not available, a Safety Officer will contact the Murfreesboro Police Department.

Transportation to and from certain airports and train stations is provided by Public Safety for a nominal fee. A five-day advance notice is required. The fee is pro-rated for specified cities based upon mileage. Students are advised to make reservations for this service well in advance with the Director of Public Safety. 

Please know that these services as available on a first come-first served basis and may be limited during peak times such as check-in and check-out periods of the University.  Those wishing to utilize this service are encouraged to contact us before booking travel plans to ensure that the service is available for the desired travel date(s).

Air Service:
Norfolk International Airport, Norfolk, VA is 75 miles away. Fee: $110.00 per trip
Raleigh-Durham International Airport Raleigh, NC is 120 miles away. Fee: $150.00 per trip

Train Service
 The Amtrak Station in Rocky Mount, NC is 60 miles away. Fee: $100.00 per trip.
The Amtrak Station in Newport News, VA is 65 miles away. Fee: $110.00 per trip

Bus Service
The bus stop in Franklin, VA is 25 miles away. Fee: $50.00 per trip.
The bus station in Roanoke Rapids, NC is 40 miles away. Fee: $60.00 per trip. 
The bus stop in Ahoskie, NC is 12 miles away. Fee: $40.00 per trip.

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 states that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance”. 

Crime Reporting

The Department of Education requires that all institutions of higher education complete an annual evaluation of crimes that take place on campus.  We have provided the most recent reports for your perusal.  If you have any questions related to the Annual Security Report please contact the Chief of Campus Police. 

Numerous efforts are made to advise members of the campus community on a timely basis, about campus crime and crime related problems. These efforts include:

Annual Report - A comprehensive Annual Report of crime related information is compiled, published and widely distributed. This Annual Report is available to any member of the campus community.
Special Alerts - If circumstances warrant, special printed Crime Alerts can be prepared and distributed, either selectively or throughout the campus.

Public Safety Staff

Fredrick Ajavon
Public Safety Officer
Derrick A. Burke
Chief of Campus Police
Derrick Carter
Jonus Deloatch
Public Safety Officer
Sandra Dimino
Public Safety Officer
Keith Jenkins
Public Safety Officer
Keith A. Morales
Public Safety Officer
Doug Pilgreen
Assistant Chief of Campus Police
James Taylor
Public Safety Officer
Antonio Watson
Public Safety Officer