2021-2022 Academic Catalog

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Campus Safety

University Police

12454 E 19th Place, Building 407

emergency contact numbers - 911 from any campus phone and (303) 724-4444 from any cell phone

303-724-2000  Police Department Main Number

303-724-4999  Emergency Management or emer@ucdenver.edu

303-724-0800  Compliment/Complaint Line

303-724-0399  Security Badging Office or security.badgeoffice@ucdenver.edu

How to Report a Crime

Under Colorado Law, "It is the duty of every person who has reasonable grounds to believe that a crime has been committed to report promptly the suspected crime to law enforcement authorities." C.R.S. 18-8-115 

When on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, crimes should be reported to the University Police Department.  Crime reports can be made at any time.  University Police services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Priority is given to reports of incidents that threaten the life or safety of people, the security of property and the peace of the campus community.  For immediate, direct access call 911 from any campus phone for emergencies.  Cell phones and off-campus calls dial (303) 724-4444.

Call the University Police Department if:

  • You witness someone committing a crime
  • You need to report an old crime
  • You see fire or smell smoke
  • You think you observe a drunken driver
  • You have knowledge of a chemical spill
  • Someone is injured or ill
  • You see anyone or anything suspicious

Blue Light Poles

There are emergency "Blue Light" call stations located in or neat parking areas and on pedestrian pathways.  These emergency call stations may be used to report crimes in progress, suspicious persons, medical emergencies, or to request personal safety assistance.  Pressing the call button on the emergency call station initiates a direct call to the University Police Emergency Communications Center. 

Activation of the phone line also activates the blue light strobe to help police locate you more quickly.  These phones may be used in emergencies or to request other assistance.  Many of these "Blue Light Poles" are also wi-fi hot spots.  Students, faculty and staff are asked to take a moment when navigating the campus, to note the location of the "Blue Light" call stations. 

Red Phones

"Red Phones" are on hallway walls, usually near restrooms and inside elevators within the buildings on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.  Dial 911 from these phones for emergency police response.

On the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, emergency call boxes are located in elevators in each building and at the entrances of most buildings. 

Campus Phones

Campus phones may also be located in yellow boxes and in other locations.  These phones (to include the red phones) may be used to make local calls.

Emergency Notification System

Communication plays a critical role before, during, and after any emergency or disaster.

Email:  All University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus students, faculty and staff are automatically registered to receive emergency notifications to the University-issued email address.  You may not opt out of this.

Desktop "Pop-up":  University-owned desktop/laptop/tablets connected to the University domain will receive a screen "pop-up" alert.

Text:  Students, faculty and staff may register their personal cell phone number to receive emergency notifications by text through the CU Denver portal.  In an effort to keep information current during an evolving situation, email and text emergency notifications will be brief and will direct the reader to the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus toll-free emergency information line at (877) 463-6070 or online at www.ucdenver.edu/alerts.

Social media:  Emergency notifications also post to CU Police Department and Emergency Management Division social media pages.

Facebook:  CU Denver Police and CU Denver Emergency Management

Twitter:  @CUDen_AMC_PD  and @CUDenverEMD

Anonymous and Confidential

The University Police Department maintains an anonymous compliment/complaint phone line.  Information left on this voice messaging system will be investigated and acted upon as the information provided allows.  The Chief of Police/designee reviews the messages approximately 1-2 times per week.  To leave a message call (303) 724-0800.

To contact the University Police Department by email for a response in 1-2 business days, send to university.police@ucdenver.edu.

If you have a concern that you want to share you can also report it to Case Management. 

Ethics Line: (800) 677-5590 or www.EthicsPoint.com -  The University's Ethics Hotline allows individuals to anonymously report concerns involving a possible violation of law, regulation or policy.  All university employees who act in good faith in reporting known or suspected violations of law or university policy are protected from retaliation.

Crimes reported to these sources will assist the university in keeping accurate records regarding the number of incidents involving students, determine where there is a pattern of crime and alert the campus community to any potential dancer.  Reports filed in this manner are counted an disclosed in the annual crime statistics for the university; however, no identifying information is reported by these sources. 

Police Services

  • SafeRide Shuttle Service:  University Police will gladly provide escorts to any of the parking lots and nearby streets, within a specified radius of the campus, upon request.  This service operates during the hours of darkness.
  • Motorist Assistance:  University Police personnel can assist with jump starting your vehicle.  This service is free and is available 24 hours a day.  We do not provide an unlocking service, but have referral information available.
  • Lost and Found:  Most items of clothing, personal keys, and items considered to be of little monetary value are turned in to the Central Services Office located at 19th and Wheeling, (303) 724-1777.  Items of greater value (e.g. cell phone, computer, wallet, access badges/ID badge) are processed by University Police.
  • Fingerprinting:  University Police will fingerprint University students, faculty and staff for licensing requirements.  The cost is $10 per card (card provided by you).  The cost for non-affiliates is $15. ($2 each additional card)  A driver's license or other form of valid ID is required.  For information regarding fingerprinting of children, contact (303) 724-0261.  Payment is accepted by cash, check or credit card.

Bicycle Registration

Protect your investment.  Lock your bike with a good U-type lock.  Don't forget to register your bike with University Police online at ucdenver.edu/police.  Report suspicious activity near bike racks.

  • Police reports:  Copies of University of Colorado Denver Police Department reports (e.g. for insurance purposes) are available through University Police Department Records.  There is a charge of $7 (up to 10 pages; $.25 for additional pages more than ten) for this service.  Report request forms are available at ucdenver.edu/police.
  • For more information, call (303) 724-0261

The Clery Act

The Jean Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy was signed into law in 1990.  The Federal law, commonly known as the "Clery Act" required institutions of higher learning to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies.  All post-secondary public and private institutions participating in Federal student aid programs must adhere to these regulations.

The Clery Act was named after Jeanne Clery who was raped and murdered in her dorm room by a fellow students on April 5, 1986.  Her parents championed the act in her memory.  In 2013, the Clery Act was expanded to include requirements concerning sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.  In compliance with this act, the University Police Department publishes an Annual Security Report.

The university of Colorado's Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report includes statistics for the previous three years for reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. 

The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and rug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.  This Annual Security Report may be viewed at http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/InstitutionalResearch/Pages/CleryCrimeReport.aspx.

Electronic Security

All CU Students, faculty, staff, affiliates, long-term and contractors are required to display their Access Control Badge while on the campus.  The Security Badging Office is located in the Fitzsimons Building.  The Access Control Badge is programmed to allow admittance to secured areas to which you have been authorized.  all access is recorded by name for accountability.  Do not share your access privileges with others.  Please contact the Electronic Security Division for more information. 

Electronic Security Division:  (303) 724-0014

Security Badging Office:  (303) 724-0399