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Campus Safety

Campus Safety

Overview

The Division 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.

The University promotes a healthy and safe educational, professional, and residential community where drugs and alcohol do not interfere with individual performance, personal success, public safety or the integrity of the learning environment. Compliance with the federal requirements under the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug Free Workplace is available here:

 

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Division of Campus Safety is to enhance the quality of life at DU by providing a safe and secure environment that is conducive to learning while building collaborative community partnerships based on inclusivity, mutual respect and trust.

Bias-Based Profiling Education

It is through crime prevention and community outreach efforts, pro-active patrol, and investigative methods that Division of Campus Safety reduces the opportunities for violations of University policies/procedures or crime to occur and contribute to making the campus a safer environment for the campus community the Division serves. In keeping with the spirit of the Division of Campus Safety’s mission, the Division does not condone the use of any biased based profiling in its enforcement or programs. The below brochure is designed to educate the public on the issue of bias-based profiling, to include what it is and what to do if you believe you have been a victim of bias-based profiling.

Biased Based Profiling

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 The 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 Division 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 Division 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.

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.

Annual Security & Fire Safety Report 

COMPLIMENT A MEMBER OF CAMPUS SAFETY

The Division of Campus Safety (DCS) makes it a mission to provide excellent campus safety service and build community partnerships. If a member of DCS has impacted your life in a positive manner, please consider submitting a compliment to us for that individual. DCS is committed to commending its personnel and reinforcing excellent service and positive public interaction. You may submit a compliment by sending us an email: Send Email

CONCERNS AND COMPLAINTS REGARDING A MEMBER OF CAMPUS SAFETY

The Division of Campus Safety strives for improvement through proper recruiting and hiring, personnel development, training and responsiveness to the campus community we serve in order to provide effective and efficient service to all. It is the directive of the Division of Campus Safety to promptly investigate all allegations of member misconduct and work performance related issues in a thorough, expeditious and impartial manner to ensure the integrity of the agency and its members. The Division maintains an internal system where-by this is accomplished.

Informal Concerns and Formal Complaints into employee misconduct and work performance issues can be filed in the manner below:

    1. Informal Concerns are generally minor in nature and you can request that your identity remain confidential. You may file an informal concern by contacting the Division of Campus Safety’s Captain of Patrol Operations Send Email. The Patrol Captain may determine, based on the information you've provided, that the concern is of a nature that requires a formal complaint. In that situation, the Patrol Captain will initiate an investigation on your behalf.
    2. Formal complaints are generally used for allegations of serious misconduct on the part of a Campus Safety employee. As part of our initiatives, campus community members are encouraged to report formal complaints with the new online form available at Division of Campus Safety Complaints