3. REPORTING CRIMES AND OTHER EMERGENCIES

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.