b. Statement Addressing Voluntary Confidential and Anonymous Reporting

Because police reports are public records under state law, the University Police cannot hold reports of crime in confidence; therefore UCCS PD does not allow voluntary confidential reporting.

If you are not comfortable reporting a crime or other safety or security related concern directly to the UCCS PD, you may use the University's on-line anonymous reporting option at https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/en/report_custom.asp?clientid=14973. If you choose the anonymous reporting option please be aware that the report cannot be immediately viewed. If there is an immediate threat to life or safety please call 9-1-1 from a campus phone 9-1-1 from a non-campus phone or cell phone immediately.

The purpose of an anonymous report is to possibly take steps to promote safety. In addition, the University can keep an accurate record of the number of incidents involving students, determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant, and alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crimes statistics for the institution.