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. 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 UCPD)
  • 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 will 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
membe
Public
Safety
IT
SECONDARY          
Emergency
Notification
System (Text,
email, 150
voice
messages,
Emergency
Management
Social Media
Sites)
Public
Safety
University
Relations
EOC team
membe
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 normally 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.