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Police Department

University of Colorado Denver Police Department

About Us

Authority and Jurisdiction


Safety and security are important aspects of any university campus.  While municipal police departments serve the overall community, the University Police Department is dedicated to serving our campus community.  By doing so we are able to address campus-specific concerns and problems.  Our police officers are committed, highly trained and certified by the Colorado Board on Peace Officer Standards and Training. 


The University Police Department’s authority is granted by the Colorado Revised Statutes and the Regents of the University of Colorado


The University Police Department’s jurisdiction covers any property owned, controlled or leased by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. On the Denver Campus, police services are provided by the Auraria Campus Police Department.  In some cases, generally at “off site” locations, we rely on local police departments with concurrent jurisdiction, to respond to emergencies and calls for service.  In addition, we have “Memorandums of Understanding” with the following:  Auraria Campus Police Department, City of Aurora Police Department, Adams County District Attorney’s Office and Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office.

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