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Campus Safety

Campus Safety

Overview

The Department of Campus Safety is staffed 24 hours a day year-round by trained professionals employed to serve the University community.

In life-threatening emergencies, or when you need immediate police, fire or medical assistance, make the following TWO calls: 911 and 303-871-3000. in the event of an emergency, TTY users should call 911 directly

DU Campus Safety logs over 62,000 computer aided dispatch events (approximately 170 per day) and over 13,000 calls for service. Additionally, approximately 1,000 reports are written annually by Campus Safety Officers.

Mission Statement

To advance the quality of life on campus using community-focused safety and access solutions.

To Report a Crime

You can report a crime or Honor Code violation to Campus Safety at any time by calling 303-871-2334.  An officer will be sent to your location to take your report.

If you would like to confidentially provide Campus Safety with information about a crime or suspected crime, you may call the anonymous tip line at 303-871-3130. Please leave as much information as possible so that we may investigate the incident.

To anonymously report a sexual assault, please contact either the University ChaplainThe Health and Counseling Center or the Center for Advocacy, Prevention and Empowerment.

To formally report a sexual assault, contact Campus Safety.

Disposition Definitions

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.

Officer Liaison Program

In the Spring of 2015, the Department will be re-instituting its Liaison Program. This program pairs Campus Safety Officers and personnel with various groups across campus. These groups can range from Departments or Units, student clubs, staff/faculty groups, or community organizations. The purpose of the Liaison program is to provide a forum for a deeper level of engagement between Campus Safety personnel and campus groups; allowing for both parties to be involved in each other’s events & campaigns. For more information about the Liaison Program, click here.

Property Registration

Click here to register your bicycle and click here to register all other property.

Walking Escorts

Campus Safety offers a walking escort for students, staff and faculty who do not want to walk on campus alone after dark.  Escorts will walk you to and from any location on campus.  To request an escort, call 303-871-2334.

COMPLAINTS, CONCERNS, AND COMMENDATIONS ON Campus safety personnel

The Department strives for improvement through proper recruiting and hiring, personnel development,
training and responsiveness to citizens in order to provide effective and efficient service to all.
Complaints can be filed in two ways:

    1. Informal complaints can be filed by calling the Commander of Patrol Services at 303.871.2139.  Informal complaints are generally minor in nature. The Commander of Patrol Services may determine, based on the information you've provided, that the complaint you've submitted is of a nature that requires a formal complaint. In that situation, the Commander will initiate an investigation on your behalf.
    2. Formal complaints can be filed by filling out the online complaint form. Formal complaints are generally used for serious misconduct on the part of a Campus Safety Employee. As part of our initiatives, community members are encouraged to report any complaints or concerns using the new online form available at  https://www.du.edu/campussafety/complaints/index.html.
Finding of Facts (Disposition Definitions)

All investigations will contain a Finding of Facts. The Finding of Facts will be as follows:

Unfounded - Either the allegation is demonstrably false, or there is no credible evidence to support it.

Unsubstantiated/Insufficient Evidence - Insufficient evidence exists to either prove or refute the allegation.

Substantiated/Improper Conduct - The allegation is true and the action of the Department or employee was inconsistent with Departmental policy.

Exonerated/Proper Conduct - The allegation is true, but the action of the Department or employee was consistent with Departmental policy.

Misconduct Not Based on Complaint - As a result of the investigation, misconduct other than that reported by the complainant was found.

Policy Failure - The allegation is true and, although the action of the Department or employee was not inconsistent with Departmental policy, the complainant suffered harm.

Pending Complaint Action - The complainant has met with departmental personnel and been advised of the process of filing a formal complaint.

Completed investigations are forwarded to the Director for review and final disposition.