Safety awareness and related services are a high priority for CU-Boulder. All residence halls have locked entrances with only one entrance open for late-night use. University police patrol the campus regularly and can be contacted immediately through emergency call boxes located across campus. The CU NightRide service provides students with police-screened volunteer student drivers throughout the City of Boulder. CU-Boulder also provides extensive crime prevention and education programs.
Students can play a vital part in helping to ensure the Boulder Campus is a safe place to live and work by being aware of and actively participating in the university’s safety policies and procedures. The Committee on Personal Safety, composed of students and representatives from across campus, is taking steps to promote safety issues on campus and to make the campus a safe and pleasant place. Providing adequate lighting, police protection, crime prevention, and educational programs are important steps in this process.
The University of Colorado at Boulder maintains a full-service police department with 40 full-time officers to respond to reports of criminal acts and campus emergencies. These officers are state certified and hold police commissions with the State of Colorado and the City of Boulder. The University Police Department (UPD) received the Professional Standards Compliance Award from the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police in recognition of its high professional standards of conduct and service.
You may contact CU Campus Police after-hours, seven days a week at (303) 492-6666 if you have an emergency.