CRIME ALERTS AND EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION

Statement Addressing Issuing Timely Warnings
UCCS PD and University Relations are primarily responsible for developing and disseminating timely warning” notices to members of the university community about statutorily designated crimes that occur within the Clery defined geography when the circumstances of a criminal incident support a reasonable belief that a serious, ongoing threat or pattern to university students, staff, and affiliates exists. Such warnings are provided to students and employees in a manner that is timely, withholds the names of victims as confidential, and will aid in the prevention of similar occurrences. These warnings will be distributed for any qualifying incident discovered by, or reported to, UCCS PD. UCCS PD will coordinate issuance of a Timely Warning/Safety Advisory when:

1. The circumstances of the commission of the crime create a reasonable belief that
there is a serious or ongoing threat to the members of the UCCS community.

2. The crime is one of the following types; is determined to pose a serious or ongoing
threat to the community; and was committed on property owned or controlled by the
campus, or on public property running through or immediately adjacent to campus:

  • Homicide – Murder & non-negligent manslaughter
  • Sex Offenses – Forcible and Non-forcible (considered on a case by case
    basis depending on the facts of the case, when the incident occurred versus
    when it was reported and the amount of information known by UCCS PD)
  • Robbery involving force or violence
  • Aggravated assault - (if an assault occurs between two people who have a
    disagreement, there may be no on-going threat to other UCCS community
    members and a timely warning would not be distributed)
  • Burglary
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Major incidents of arson
  • Hate crimes involving bodily injury
  • Other crimes as determined necessary by the Chief of Police or his/her
    designee

Timely Warnings/Safety Advisories may not be issued for the above listed crimes if the
perpetrator(s) is apprehended and the ongoing threat to members of the UCCS community
has been mitigated by the apprehension.

All of the above listed crimes and any other crimes will be assessed on a case by case basis
to determine if there is an ongoing or serious threat to the UCCS community.

Possible tools used to disseminate Timely Warning information may include:

System to use 

Primary
Message
Creator
Backup
Message
Creator
Authority for
approving & sending
messages
Primary
Message
Sender
Backup
Message
Sender
PRIMARY
Email to campus community Public
Safety
University
Relations
EOC team member Public Safety University
Relations
UCCS website Public
Safety
University
Relations
EOC team member IT University
Relations
DPS website Public
Safety
University
Relations
EOC team member Public Safety IT
SECONDARY
Emergency Notification System (Text,
email, 150 voice messages, Emergency
Management Social Media Sites)
Public
Safety
University
Relations
EOC team member Public
Safety
University
Relations
UCCS Official Social media University
Relations
Chancellor’s
Office
EOC team member University
Relations
Chancellor’s
Office
Media release University
Relations
Chancellor’s
Office
EOC team member University
Relations
Chancellor’s
Office
Poster/flyers Public
Safety
University
Relations
Public Safety Public
Safety
Available
campus
personnel.
CSPD Crimestoppers Public
Safety
University
Relations
EOC team member Crimestoppers None
CSPD Community Alert System Public
Safety
University
Relations
EOC team member CSPD None

As required under federal law, UCCS PD also maintains a daily crime log (police blotter) - available at    http://www.uccs.edu/pusafety/police/blotter.html  which is updated every two business days and contains all crimes reported to the UCCS PD.

Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the UCCS PD, by phone at (719) 255-3111; or in person at the UCCS PD, Public Safety building, located at the southeast corner of the parking garage.