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Public Safety at (719) 255-3111.
Trees, Vines, and Shrubs
Campus grounds-keepers trim trees, vines, shrubs, and other vegetation on a regular basis to maintain campus security. Obstructing vegetation is trimmed away from pedestrian walkways, building entrances, windows, and lighting fixtures. You are encouraged to report any specific concerns regarding vegetation to Physical Plant Operations via website http://arc/uccs/menupage.cfm , by calling Facilities at (719) 255-3313, or by calling the Department of Public Safety at (719) 255-3111.
Doors and Locks
University Police officers and campus security guards regularly patrol the exterior and interior of campus buildings throughout the night and on weekends and holidays. These officers report door lock and security hardware failures to Facilities Operations on a daily basis. Hardware failures and malfunctions are given the highest priority, and physical plant personnel are on hand daily to make such repairs. At other times of the day, service is dispatched as soon as possible, provided no safety problem exists. Crime prevention specialists within the University Police Operations also conduct security surveys of campus facilities and recommend types and placements of alarm system, security of a particular area or building. University departments wishing to request a facility security survey should contact the Department of Public Safety at (719) 255-3111.
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:
Emergency Response. The University has policies and plans in place regarding immediate emergency response and evacuation procedures. These procedures include information about University operating guidelines; incident priorities and performance expectations; shelter-in-place and evacuation guidelines; and local contingency and continuity planning requirements. The University conducts numerous emergency response exercises each year, such as table top exercises, field exercises, and tests of the emergency notification systems on campus. These tests are designed to assess and evaluate the emergency plans and capabilities of the institution.