Police Departments

Important Contact Information

  • Emergency: 9-1-1
  • CU-Boulder Police Non-Emergency: 303-492-6666
  • Boulder Police Non-Emergency: 303-441-3333

CU-Boulder and City of Boulder Police Departments
The CU-Boulder Police Department’s jurisdiction includes all university property, while the City of Boulder Police Department covers all other areas in the city. The two entities work together where case specifics warrant coordination. Officers from both departments receive commissions from the City of Boulder Department of Public Safety, and CU-Boulder police retain authority within the city as well as on-campus. The University of Colorado Boulder is fortunate to have a full-service police department working to keep the campus community safe and two well-qualified forces committed to a collaborative relationship for the public good.

Emergency Telephones (Blue Lights)
You can use the emergency telephones, situated in strategic locations around campus and in parking structures, to report:

  • Crimes in progress
  • Suspicious persons
  • Medical emergencies
  • Concerns about your personal safety

Large 'Emergency' signs identify the emergency telephones. Blue marker lights illuminate the locations at night. Pushing the call button activates an alarm in the CU-Boulder Police Communications Center. Police officers will respond to the location of an activated emergency telephone, regardless of whether or not the Police Communications Center has voice contact with the person activating the telephone.

Click here for a list or map of emergency telephone locations.

Emergency Phone Service Issues
All efforts are made to regularly check and maintain the emergency phones so that they are in good working order. However, from time to time they do need maintenance. If you notice a problem with and emergency phone, please call the CU-Boulder Police Communications Center at (303)492-6666.