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University Police Operations
UCCS maintains a full-service Police Department to respond to reports of criminal acts and emergencies on campus. These officers are state certified and hold police commissions with the State of Colorado. The University Police are on duty at the UCCS campus 24 hours per day, 7 days per week all year round.
Please report all on-campus crimes or other safety or security-related concerns to the University Police by calling 3-1-1-1 from a campus phone or (719) 255-3111 from a non-campus phone. If not comfortable reporting a crime or other safety or security related concern directly to the UCCS PD, you may use the University's on-line anonymous reporting option at https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/en/report_custom.asp?clientid=14973. If you choose the anonymous reporting please be aware that the report cannot be immediately viewed. If there is and immediate threat to life or safety please call one of the above listed phone numbers immediately.
All students, faculty, staff and visitors at UCCS are encouraged to report all crimes and public safety related incidents to the University Police in a timely manner. UCCS police highly depends on individuals in the community to assist them in crime prevention by reporting suspicious activities occuring on the UCCS campus.
The University Police respond to all reports of crimes and suspicious activities that occur on campus and other properties owned, operated or under the control of the UCCS. University Police are generally the first to respond to any emergency or call for service. The City of Colorado Springs Police respond to crimes reported elsewhere in the city. However, the University Police Department and the City of Colorado Springs police have a close working relationship and may coordinate their responses to crimes as appropriate.
The University Police communications center relays reports of crimes and calls for service via radio to uniformed officers in the field. University police officers patrol campus by car, bicycle and on foot. Officers are authorized to carry firearms and are trained in laws concerning the use of force.
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. University 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. University Police officers also review reports of old or "cold" crimes.
University Police coordinate with the District Attorney's Office for the filing of criminal charges. Cases involving students are also referred to the Office of Judicial Affairs, Office or the Office of Residence Life