COMMITTEE ON PERSONAL SAFETY (COPS)

MISSION STATEMENT 12/96

MISSION:

The Committee On Personal Safety (COPS) believes that students, faculty and staff at the University of Colorado at Boulder are entitled to live, learn and work in a safe campus environment. COPS strives to keeps abreast of the overall picture of safety for individuals within the campus community and brings safety related concerns to the attention of appropriate departments.

 

GOALS:

 

The Committee has specific interests to:

1. Monitor environmental considerations such as lighting, trees, shrubbery, parking, and emergency phones.

2. Monitor programs related to traveling safely on campus at night.

3. Communicate and collaborate with law enforcement officials on campus to train, provide educational programs, initiate policy development, and identify safety related needs on campus.

4. Communicate information about victim support services including centralized resources, advocacy and counseling to members of the campus community.

5. Provide/coordinate awareness and education regarding crime and crime prevention on campus.

6. Present campus safety orientation sessions for incoming freshmen and their parents.

7. Work to be knowledgeable about safety issues, resources and programs on campus and communicate this information to the campus community

 

STRUCTURE OF THE COMMITTEE:

The chair of the COPS committee for 1996-1997 is Kevin Nolan. Kevin can be reached at 492-4430. Kevin's electronic mail address is: nolank@stripe.colorado.edu

 

MEMBERSHIP: COPS will strive to include the following members of the CU Boulder community.

One Student Representative each from:

 COURAGE  Nightwalk/Nightride
 Family Housing  Peer Counselor
 IFC/Panhell  Residence Hall Representative Council (RHRC)

 

Representation from each of the following:

 Academic Affairs  Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Resource Center
 Counseling Services  Greek Liaison Office
 Cultural Unity Student Center  Parents Association
 Housing/Residence Life  Staff Council
 CUPD  Victim Assistance
 Disability Services  Wardenburg Student Health
 Facilities Management  Women's Resource Center
 Faculty  

Director, Office of Student Conduct

Director or Assistant Director, Ombuds Office

The above are suggestions. Any member of the campus community is welcome to attend COPS meetings or bring an issue or safety concern to the committee's attention.

 

FUNDING FOR COMMITTEE:

The following groups/departments have contributed financially to COPS safety efforts:

 Alumni Association  RHRC
 Counseling Services  UCSU
 CUPD  Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
 Housing/Residence Life  Victim Assistance
 Ombuds  Women's Resource Center
 Parents Association  

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES:

An annual report of the committee activities will be written by the chair and submitted to the committee, funding agencies and campus officers

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