Crime Prevention Programs
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:
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.
Officers work with University family housing residents to reduce and report crime. Participants also are encouraged to join Operation Identification.
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.
Students (CSAs) are hired to watch high crime areas from select stakeout posts. They radio in reports of suspicious and criminal activity.
Patrol officers check on family housing apartments while the residents are on vacation.