a. Statement Addressing How to Report a Crime or Emergency on Campus
Crimes and Emergencies
For life threatening emergencies, please call 9-1-1 from a campus phone or 9-1-1 from a non-campus
phone or personal cell phone. To report a crime through the non-emergency number,
contact UCCS PD at (719) 255-3111.
University Police Communications Center is not a 911 center. Campus cell phone users, who
dial 9-1-1, will be directly connected to the Colorado Springs Police 9-1-1 center. Through the
mutual agreement with Colorado Springs Police, efforts will be coordinated to dispatch
University Police to the caller’s or incident location. The University Communications Center
has an “echo” system in place for calls placed from campus phones to 9-1-1. In this case,
University Police dispatchers will receive notification of where the call is being placed from and
dispatch University Police to the location.
University Police want the campus community to report any suspicious activities such as
persons seen loitering around vehicles, buildings, or residential halls. Crimes and suspicious
activities that occur off campus can be reported to the Colorado Springs Police Department at
If you have a traffic accident on campus or in one of the campus parking lots, call the UCCS
Police Department at 719-255-3111. Traffic accidents are defined as unintentional damage or
injury caused by the movement of a motor vehicle.
The UCCS PD responds to all reports of crimes and suspicious activities that occur on
campus and other properties owned, operated or under the control of the UCCS. UCCS PD is
generally the first to respond to any emergency or call for service. The CSPD respond to
crimes reported elsewhere in the city. However, the University Police Department and the City
of Colorado Springs Police Department have a close working relationship and may coordinate
their responses to crimes as appropriate.
Officers respond to crime reports as appropriate using state and municipal laws as guidelines.
These officers decide to detain, arrest, or merely warn offenders based on established
standards of criminal or constitutional law. UCCS Police officers write reports on all law
violations; administration uses the reports to compile daily, monthly, and yearly statistics for
the FBI's Uniform Crime Report. UCCS Police officers also review and investigate reports of
old or "cold" crimes.