CUPD responded to a report of a sexual assault incident in Williams Village North on Aug. 17, 2022. A CU Safety Alert was sent via email to the campus community in the early morning hours of Aug. 18, 2022.
CUPD takes all allegations of sexual assault very seriously and our top priority is the safety and well-being of our campus community while also being transparent about police processes.
CUPD investigators are specially-trained in a science-based interview methodology called FETI (Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview), which emphasizes taking care not to re-traumatize crime victims while gathering information. We are utilizing this training in this case and others. In addition, we have an embedded victim advocate and licensed clinician who co-respond with officers on cases involving trauma and mental health needs or concerns.
As this is an active investigation, CUPD is unable to provide specific details, but we are thoroughly looking into all aspects of this case with the aim of arriving at a successful resolution. At this time, no arrests have been made in connection with this case.
Parents or other concerned individuals can reach out to CUPD Commander Eric Edford directly with questions or concerns about this case. He may be reached via email at Eric.Edford@Colorado.edu or by phone at 303-492-6832.
CUPD is grateful for the tips we have received from the community thus far. Anyone with information that could help this investigation should call the lead detective at (303) 492-4469. Tips may also be reported anonymously through Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Please reference case number 2022-1140.
We realize this incident has shaken our campus community. Again, we are committed to increasing security measures throughout the CU Boulder campus and in residence halls while the investigation continues. Some of the protective initiatives currently being implemented by CUPD include increased patrols by car, bike and on foot. Students, faculty and staff may see increased patrols by both Police Officers and Residential Service Officers.
As a full-service police agency providing community-based public safety services to our campus community, we also employ these protective measures on a continuous basis.
We value the outreach and messages of concern. Our number one goal is community safety. We will continue to listen and are available to respond.
Doreen Jokerst, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Safety and Chief of Police, CU Boulder