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The University Police Operations Division, within the Department of Public Safety, offers a number of programs that promote security awareness and crime prevention. All University police officers are dedicated to crime prevention. In addition to departmental programs, the Police Department cooperates with other units on campus to present security and safety programs. A common theme of all programs is to encourage students and employees to be aware of their responsibility for their own security and the security of others.
UCCS offers an array of services, including the following:
|Frequency of Program||Program Name and Description|
Parking Enforcement Officers - Students conduct core campus and parking facility safety patrols on foot.
Safety Escorts - Police officers and security guards are available to provide safety escorts. Tip: To enhance personal safety, and especially after an evening class, walk with friends or someone from class that you know well.
Crime Prevention Tips - Available on the Public Safety web site at http://www.uccs.edu/~pusafety/police/prevention/tips/ then click on the "Crime Prevention" link. Links to other crime prevention pages are also provided.
Refuse to Be A Victim - A three-hour class that presents crime prevention, theft reduction, personal awareness, and home and office security tips and concepts. These classes are free and open to the campus and local community.
Bicycle Safety - Police Officers assigned to the Police Mountain Bike Patrol offer classes on bicycle safety and skills to a variety of age groups to include pre-school and elementary age.
National Bike Registry - NBR is a program that offers an informational link between people whose bikes are stolen and the police who recover them. For more information visit: http://www.uccs.edu/~pusafety/police/prevention/bike_registry.shtml
Office Watch - Office complexes are given a Security survey. Office personnel are trained to recognize and confront suspicious persons and to notify the police.
WeTip - Anonymous reporting system for crime, drugs, gangs, graffiti. (800) 78-CRIME http://www.uccs.edu/~pusafety/police/prevention/wetip.htm
Rape Aggression Defense -- (R.A.D. - is a hands-on, self defense, and risk reduction education program. It is designed to teach the student realistic ways to defend and protect oneself from sexual and abductive assaults. University Police offer the following R.A.D. self-defense courses which are taught by nationally-certified instructors: http://www.uccs.edu/~pusafety/police/prevention/rad.shtml