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Department of Public Safety

Calls placed to Colorado Springs 9-1-1 emergency center, from a campus phone, are tracked directly into our police dispatch center.  Campus police are immediately dispatched to the location from which the call is being placed.

Emergency Phone
Emergency Fire Drill


In any emergency, UCCS' overriding goals are to:

  • Protect life
  • Secure critical infrastructure and facilities
  • Resume teaching and research programs

At UCCS, planning for emergencies is part of normal business planning and campus life, and all members of the campus community share a responsibility for preparedness.  An emergency can strike anytime or anywhere and a disaster will affect everyone. Therefore:

  • All campus units are expected to maintain a Department Emergency Plan to protect personnel and programs, and to support campus emergency response and recovery.
  • All employees and students have a personal responsibility for knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency in order to ensure their personal safety and protect their work.
  • The University maintains a comprehensive emergency preparedness education and training program to mitigate potential hazards and to familiarize students and employees with emergency procedures.
Student Response Team. This recently formed team provides assessment and coordinated responses to significant campus events involving UCCS students. Examples include: student death or significant trauma, student situations involving medical or psychological concerns, and campus emergency situations that affect the well-being of students.

Emergency Notification System. This newly implemented alert system notifies the campus community in the event of a campus emergency. Persons signing up will receive cell phone text messages. This system will also send emergency voice messages to campus departmental phones and to campus classrooms and labs that have phones. E-mails will also be sent during an emergency. Please visit Emergency Notification System.

The current report is available in print upon request.

The 2008 report is located at
The latest report is available at
Previous reports are available at