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.

Occasionally, victims of crime wish to discuss a crime or other incident but do not want to give their name and/or do not want to pursue action through the criminal justice or university judicial systems. A victim can confidentially discuss a crime or incident with a mental health clinician on campus.  

If you are not comfortable reporting a crime or other safety or security related concern directly to the UCCS PD, you may also choose to 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.