Routinely posted and distributed on campus to provide timely warning regarding the occurrence of crime on campus. Crime Alerts/Notices are typically employed when a crime or crimes present a significant personal safety concern, and/or when a crime trend is detected.
Annual Security & Fire safety report
The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 was initiated by Howard and Connie Clery after their daughter Jeanne was tragically murdered at Lehigh University in 1986. Amendments to this act in 1998 renamed it in memory of Jeanne Clery. The Clery Act, as it is now known, has numerous compliance requirements which apply to all public and private post secondary educational institutions participating in federal student aid programs. Among the requirements stipulated by the Clery Act is the production of an "Annual Security & Fire Safety Report."
Issues included in this report are: crime reporting, annual crime statistics, crime prevention efforts and student judicial policy and procedure.
Internal Affairs Reports
The Department of Campus Safety conducts an annual review of all complaints and all incidents where officers use force. The disclosures can be accessed at the link below.
Assigned for Investigation/Status Pending - The case is open/active and has been determined to require additional investigation. Solvability factor(s) have been identified. Investigations may be completed by the Department of Campus Safety, the Denver Police Department or collaboratively by both agencies.
Cleared by Arrest/Citation- The case was reviewed and cleared as the result of suspect(s) being identified and arrested or issued a citation by the Denver Police Department. Reports with this disposition naming student suspect(s) will be referred to the University of Denver, Office of Citizenship and Community Standards for review and disposition as well.
Cleared by Referral - The case was reviewed and considered effectively cleared by the act of referring it to a University of Denver department or administrator for further/final action or disposition.
Cleared by Referral/Not DU - The case was reviewed and considered effectively cleared by the act of referring it to a non-University entity or authority other than the Denver Police Department for further/final action or disposition.
Exceptionally Cleared - The case was reviewed and/or investigated and deemed cleared due to exceptional circumstances and/or at the discretion of the investigator or other Department of Campus Safety administrator.
Inactive- Not Cleared- The case was assigned for investigation then closed/inactivated by the investigator at the conclusion of their investigation. Cases may be reactivated at any time in the event new information becomes available.
No Further Action Required- This case requires no further action either because it did not involve the commission of a crime.
Unfounded Reports- During the investigation of this case, law enforcement deemed it as unfounded due to information they received or discovered.
Daily Crime Log
The Daily Crime Log is a record of all crimes that were reported to Campus Safety each day and is produced in compliance with the Clery Act. The Crime Log for the past 60 days is available below. To request copies of previous Crime Logs, please submit your request through our contact us form or make your request in person during regular business hours at the Campus Safety Center, 2130 South High Street.
CAMPUS SECURITY AUTHORITY
"Campus Security Authority" is a Clery specific term that encompasses certain departments, groups and individual DU employees who have a duty to report crimes they become aware of, as defined by the Clery Act.
The law defines a Campus Security Authority as "An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline and campus judicial proceedings."
CLERY REPORTABLE OFFENSES & DEFINITIONS
Rape- The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.
Incest - non-forcible intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
Fondling- The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
Statutory Rape - Sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter - the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
Negligent Manslaughter - the killing of another person through gross negligence.
Robbery - taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear (Please note weapon used: firearm, knife or cutting instrument, other dangerous weapon, strong arm (hands, fists, feet, etc.).
Aggravated Assault - an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting sever or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm (Please note weapon used: firearm, knife or cutting instrument, other dangerous weapon, strong arm - hands, fists, feet, etc.).
Burglary - the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft.
Motor Vehicle Theft - the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
Arson - any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.
Liquor Law Violations - the violation of state and local laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages, not including driving under the influence and drunkenness.
Drug Law Violations - the violation of laws prohibiting the production, distribution and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use. The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance.
Weapons Violations - the violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices or other deadly weapons.
Dating violence- (defined by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) only requires violence or a threat of violence in a case of a relationship of a romantic or sexual nature. (not defined under C.R.S.)
Domestic Violence- 18-6-800.3(1), C.R.S. 2014 : “Domestic violence” means an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship. “Domestic violence” also includes any other crime against a person, or against property, including an animal, or any municipal ordinance violation against a person, or against property, including an animal, when used as a method of coercion, control, punishment, intimidation, or revenge directed against a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship.
Consent- 18-3-401(1.5), C.R.S. 2014 “Consent” means cooperation in act or attitude pursuant to an exercise of free will and with knowledge of the nature of the act. A current or previous relationship is not sufficient to constitute consent. Submission under the influence of fear does not constitute consent.
Stalking 18-3-602 C.R.S.- A person commits stalking if directly, or indirectly through another person, the person knowingly:
(a) Makes a credible threat to another person and, in connection with the threat, repeatedly follows, approaches, contacts, or places under surveillance that person, a member of that person's immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship; or
(b) Makes a credible threat to another person and, in connection with the threat, repeatedly makes any form of communication with that person, a member of that person's immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship, regardless of whether a conversation ensues; or
(c) Repeatedly follows, approaches, contacts, places under surveillance, or makes any form of communication with another person, a member of that person's immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship in a manner that would cause a reasonable person to suffer serious emotional distress and does cause that person, a member of that person's immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship to suffer serious emotional distress. For purposes of this paragraph (c), a victim need not show that he or she received professional treatment or counseling to show that he or she suffered serious emotional distress.
FOR THE RECORD
Each academic year, the Department of Campus Safety assembles statistical and campus information, such as campus activities and various student support programming in efforts to inform students, prospective students, faculty and staff. The Annual Report is a snapshot of the campus climate. The For the Record report summarizes crime statistics along with current student programming. The Annual Report is produced for the DU community which gives DCS the opportunity to relay important information and also support student needs.