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and Housing, as appropriate for review and possible sanctions. University Police crime reports containing information that may affect the security of other University units are routed to appropriate administrators.
The University Police also respond to medical emergencies and injuries. All University Police are certified by the American Red Cross in "Adult, Child, and Infant CPR, First Aid, and AED (Automates External Defibrillator).
Crime Reporting Information
Guidelines regarding how and when to report a crime are provided at new student orientations. This information is also at new staff and faculty orientations.
Colorado Revised Statutes, 18-8-115, "Duty to Report a Crime" requires all persons who believe a crime has been committed to report promptly the suspected crime to law enforcement authorities.
To report a crime contact University Police at (719) 255-3111, 3111 (from a campus phone), or use the emergency call boxes located in parking lots and some buildings, or report in a person to the police located in the UCCS Public Safety building, attached to the parking garage.
UCCS encourages anyone who is the victim or witness to any crime to report promptly the incident to University Police to provide accurate and complete statistical reports and to aid in providing timely warning notices to the community, when appropriate. Faculty, staff, and students, those considered to be Campus Security Authorities are required to forward any report of a crime on campus to the University Police for further investigation. Incidents reported to University Police that fall into one of the required reporting classifications will be disclosed as a statistic in this annual publication. All student organizations leasing
or are in control of off-campus space must report to the university sponsor any criminal activity that occurs off campus. A copy of those reports involving criminal activity must be filed with the University Police for Inclusion in the Campus Safety and Security Report.
Timely reports allow for timely response and eventually a safer campus. DO YOUR PART, REPORT!
Because police reports are public records under state law, the University Police cannot hold reports of crime in confidence. Confidential reports can generally be made to the University Counseling Center, located in Main Hall 324, (x3265). 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 (719) 444-7000.
Campus Security Authorities
At UCCS, the reporting structure to report a crime, incident, or suspicious activity, is the University Police. Even though UCCS has a 24/7 police department on camps, a student who is a victim of a crime may be more inclined to report it to someone other than the university police. For this reason, the Clery Act requires all institutions to collect crime reports from a variety of individuals and organizations that Clery considers to be Campus Security Authorities (CSA's). Such authorities include, but are not limited to: Resident Assistants, Housing Director, Housing Leaders; Student Affairs Leaders; Student Success Leaders; Athletic Directors and Coaches; Faculty and Staff Advisors to Student Organizations; Public Safety employees; and any staff/faculty where job function or description gives them "significant responsibility for student and campus activities". Therefore, in addition to University Police, a crime may be reported to the following Campus Security Authorities: