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Guidelines for Reporting Crimes


When you call the University Police Department and request an immediate response, the police dispatcher will ask you several questions.  The most important information is the exact location of the occurrence; provide a room number if possible. 

The better prepared you are to answer the questions, the better prepared the responding officers will be to locate and assist you. Try to be able to provide a description of suspicious persons, including race, gender, age, height, weight, clothing description, hair color and style, where and when the person(s) were last seen and their direction of travel, as well as their specific activity.

We appreciate your calls of suspicious and/or dangerous situations, but please do not confront suspicious persons on your own. This can be a potentially dangerous practice for which you may have little or no training. Be a good witness instead.

If the problem involves other types of emergencies, such as medical emergencies, hazardous materials spills or accidents, be able to provide as much detail as possible. 

It is the duty of every person who has reasonable grounds to believe that a crime has been committed to promptly report the suspected crime to law enforcement authorities.

To file a police report with the University Police Department, please call 303-724-4444 or go to 12454 E. 19th Place on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

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