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Community Service Aides

Students conduct core campus and parking facility safety patrols on foot and by bicycle. They do weekly tests of the emergency telephones and report lights out on campus. See More about CSA program for a great opportunity!

Laptop Computer Registration

A laptop is a valuable resource for students and workers on the go. They often contain important personal information and data that is important to the owner. Unfortunately, they also have great value to thieves and burglars.

Registering your laptop can be an important step in preventing victimization. Registration stickers often act as a deterrent, making the item difficult to pawn or sell quickly. Information obtained during registration, such as make, model and serial number, also make it easier for police to identify recovered items and return them to their proper owners.

University of Colorado Police and the Boulder Police Department offer a laptop computer registration program that is quick, easy and free at one of four registration sites. Owners must bring their laptops to the registration site so that the computer can be marked with a tamper-resistant sticker. Although hundreds of laptop computers have been stolen in Boulder over the past several years, to date, no registered laptops have been reported stolen.

Laptop computer registration is available at the following locations:

  • University of Colorado at Boulder Telecommunications Center, 1045 18th Street, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • The Public Safety Building, 1805 33rd St., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday;
  • Boulder Police Hill Community Police Center (CPC), 1310 College - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; and
  • Pearl Street CPC, 1500 Pearl St. - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    Crime Stoppers

    Anonymous callers receive rewards for calling in tips that lead to arrests. The program is affiliated with Boulder County Crime Stoppers.

    Criminal History Checks/Background Checks

    The police department conducts criminal history / background checks on potential employees at the request of University departments.

    Neighborhood Watch

    Officers work with University family housing residents to reduce and report crime. Participants also are encouraged to join Operation Identification.

    Office Watch

    Office complexes are given a security survey and enrolled in Operation Identification. Office personnel are trained to recognize and confront suspicious persons and to notify the police.

    Stakeout Program

    Students (CSAs) are hired to watch high crime areas from select stakeout posts. They radio in reports of suspicious and criminal activity.

    Vacation Watch

    Patrol officers check on family housing apartments while the residents are on vacation.