The Colorado State University Police Department (CSUPD) is a full-service law enforcement agency devoted to the safety of the University community. All CSU police officers are armed and have full law enforcement authority on property owned or controlled by Colorado State University and the State of Colorado. Sworn members are commissioned as peace officers in accordance with Colorado Statutes and are commissioned officers of the City of Fort Collins.
CSU police officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They patrol the campus by foot, vehicle, bicycle, and motorcycle. CSUPD operates on a community policing model, working with the community to prevent crimes before they happen. Officers educate community members on ways to stay safe and are constantly on the lookout for issues that could affect health and safety.
CSUPD is trained and equipped to respond to any type of incident. During the initial phase of an incident, CSUPD and, if necessary other emergency response agencies, will evaluate the situation to determine the best course of action for the safety of CSU. In the event of a crisis, CSUPD has the ability to notify the community in a variety of ways including, RAVE Alert text messaging, email, Everbridge (mass notification through the campus phone system), and via the Emergency Broadcast System.
CSUPD has its own 911 communications center. 911 calls dialed from a landline campus phone will go directly to CSUPD’s communications center. 911 calls dialed from a cell phone will go to Fort Collins Police Services and are then routed to CSUPD. Trained dispatchers evaluate the calls and promptly send the necessary resources to handle the situation.
CSUPD employs students, known as Campus Service Officers (CSOs), to assist in keeping the campus safe. CSOs are not police officers, but they wear a distinctive uniform and perform a variety of functions within the department. The most visible is the Safe Walk Program, which is staffed by CSOs who work in teams of two and are available to walk community members anywhere on campus and within a reasonable perimeter around campus.
The health and safety of your student is of utmost importance to the institution. Members of CSUPD work hard to maintain a safe and secure environment where learning can take place.