University Police respond to all reports of crimes that occur
on campus and to some local properties leased or owned and operated by the CU Anschutz
Medical Campus. The City of Aurora
Police Department has concurrent jurisdiction at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The University Police Department, the City of
Denver Police Department and the City of Aurora Police Department have close
working relationships and may coordinate their responses to crimes and assist
each other as appropriate, including in investigative capacities.
University Police Officers receive their authority from the provisions of CRS 24-7-101.
The Board of Regents has delegated authority to the University Police
Department to enforce university rules and regulations, as well as state laws. University
Police Officers have full police authority on all properties owned or
controlled by the University, and may exercise their police authority while off
campus, pursuant to CRS 16-3-110, and by Intergovernmental agreement with the
City of Aurora Police Department.
The University Police Department’s primary jurisdiction
covers the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.
The University Police Department maintains concurrent jurisdiction with
local police agencies over any property owned, controlled or leased by the
University of Colorado Denver. Generally
in all locations other than the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, the police
department relies on local police departments with concurrent jurisdiction, to
respond to emergencies and calls for service except as authorized by a member
of the command staff. To facilitate
interagency operations and mutual assistance, the University Police Department
maintains intergovernmental agreements with the City of Aurora and an
interagency agreement with the Auraria Higher Education Center.
University Police Department recognizes the importance of maintaining close and
cooperative working relations with the City of Aurora Police Department, the
Adams County Sheriff's Department, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department,
the City of Denver Police Department, the Auraria Higher Education Center
Police Department and other municipal, state and federal law enforcement
agencies. The University Police Department meets with representatives from
these agencies on a formal and informal basis and cooperates in police matters
of mutual investigation, concern and interest.