Crime Prevention Programs


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 and facilitate programs for students, staff, faculty, and the community by providing a variety of educational strategies and tips on how to protect themselves and their property. 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  then click on the "Crime Prevention" link. Links to other crime prevention pages are also provided.

CHOICES - is a brief alcohol abuse prevention and harm reduction program for college students involving interactive journaling. The CHOICES program involves a 90-minute, peer-facilitated class. Throughout the course students are presented with information and then they are able to reflect on what they have learned as it relates to their choices about drinking in their personal journals. The CHOICES program is presented in a non-confrontational manner that enables students to make their own decisions about alcohol consumption. Because the central focus of this program is to help students make informed choices the journal is set up to provide participants with information and then they are asked to apply what they have learned in a series of self-reflective questions.

THINK - is a drug and alcohol awareness committee on campus committed to raising awareness of the consequences of drug and alcohol use. For more information visit our website located at //

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 offerclasses 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:

WeTip - Anonymous reporting system for crime, drugs, gangs, graffiti. 1 (800) 78-CRIME

  2011 Campus Safety and Security Report Page 17