Campus Police and Security

The Lees-McRae College Campus Police Department is a certified law enforcement agency as defined by North Carolina General Statute 74-G. Campus Police Officers are sworn law enforcement officers with the same law enforcement authority as North Carolina municipal and county police officers.

All Campus Police Officers have completed N.C. Basic Law Enforcement training that certifies them as police officers with full powers of arrest and to carry firearms. Campus Police and/or Campus Security Officers are on-duty at all times and patrol campus by vehicle or on foot with the goal of increased efficiency, police visibility, and crime deterrence.

Hours and Location

Campus Police and/or Campus Security Officers are on duty and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

For emergencies, dial 911.
To speak with an officer immediately, dial the officer on duty at 828.260.0505.

The Campus Police and Security office is located in the Poteat Maintenance Building on South Campus. Office hours are 8 a.m.–5 p.m. on weekdays.

Community-Oriented Policing

Campus Police employ a community-oriented policing and problem-solving approach to law enforcement and crime prevention. Community-oriented policing is a philosophy, a management style, and an organizational design that promotes police-community partnerships and proactive problem-solving strategies. They maintain close relationships with other area law enforcement agencies and work closely with the college community on outreach initiatives and crime prevention.

Campus Police Officers are integral members of the community and aim to create bonds of trust between the officers and the campus community members they serve. While traditional law enforcement is necessary and has its place on a college campus, the concept of community-oriented policing helps to create a campus environment that promotes safe and healthy learning in addition to promoting acceptance of responsibility for one's own actions. The college’s community-oriented policing focuses on proactive programming to raise awareness and teach crime prevention practices.

Crime Prevention

When individuals on campus do their part by recognizing and reporting incidents of suspicious or criminal activity, they greatly improve the effectiveness of Campus Police. Solving a crime depends largely upon how promptly and accurately the incident is reported.

Whenever possible, include the following information in your report to Campus Police:

  • The nature of the incident
  • When the incident occurred
  • Where the incident occurred
  • Description of the person(s) involved (name, sex, race, age, height, hairstyle/color complexion, distinctive characteristics such as facial features, scars, physical defects, glasses, clothing, etc.)

Officer Development and Training

On-going training and development of officers is completed in accordance with the North Carolina Department of Justice Training and Standards Commission.

Weapons on Campus

Campus Police will enforce state and federal laws concerning the possession of weapons, legal or otherwise, on campus property. Weapons, including but not limited to firearms, explosives, fireworks, and knives, are not permitted on any property owned or leased by Lees-McRae College. Violators are subject to disciplinary action and criminal prosecution. The college also reserves the right to remove from the possession of anyone on campus any item, which may be deemed a threat to the safety and well-being of others on campus


Chief Brandon Greer

Chief Brandon Greer
Chief of Campus Police 

Officer Jason Lolies Officer Jason Lolies
Campus Police Officer 

Officer Shane Vance Officer Shane Vance
Campus Police Officer 

Officer Jason Lolies Hannah Fredrick
Campus Security Officer

Officer Jason Lolies Chatnell Hinson
Campus Security Officer

Officer Wesley Reed Wesley Reed
Campus Security Officer

Officer Jason Lolies Nathaniel Ruppard
Campus Security Officer
Officer Jason Lolies Terry Whitaker
Campus Security Officer