Reporting a crimeFacilities Management depends on the public to inform them of needed repairs and areas for improvement, and the police must be made aware of criminal activity, or there is no way for them to adjust operations to meet demands. Reporting is vital to public safety efforts.

To Report a Crime in Progress or Suspicious Activity to the Police (Emergency)

Please call 9-1-1

To Report a Crime or Incident to the Police (Non-Emergency)

CU Police Phone: 303-492-6666
Boulder Police Phone: 303-441-3333

Contacting the police may begin a criminal investigation, but generally does not unless you choose to do so or if you are under the age of 18.

Reporting crimes can be difficult, but just knowing that the incident occurred can aid the police in developing preventive strategies. The CU-Boulder Office of Victim Assistance, MESA, and the Boulder County Safehouse can also facilitate official reporting through law enforcement if desired, as well as answer any questions or concerns you might have about reporting options.

Anonymous online reporting is available on the CU-Boulder Police Department Website.

Information about reporting options for victims is provided by the Office of Victim Assistance. 

Rape Crisis Team/MESA (Moving to End Sexual Assault)*

  • 24 Hour Hotline: 303-443-7300
  • Office Phone: 303-443-0400
  • Email:
  • Website:
  • Address: 2336 Canyon Blvd, Suite 103, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Description: The mission Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) is to end the suffering in our community caused by sexual assault.  We believe every person has the right to live free of sexual assault.  Through our client services we are here to help sexual assault survivors and their loved ones today and through our prevention education programs we are working towards changing tomorrow to ensure a world free of sexual assault.

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-Violence (SPAN)*

  • 24 Hour Hotline: 303-444-2424
  • Office Phone: 303-449-8623
  • Website:
  • Address: 835 North Street, Boulder CO,  80304
  • Description: SPAN provides culturally relevant services for victims of interpersonal violence and promoting nonviolence and social justice through violence prevention education. They also provide specialized community training and technical assistance programs, as well as anti-violence/anti-oppression coalition building with individuals, agencies, and institutions throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties and beyond.
    Services: Emergency Services, Counseling, Children’s Services, Legal Advocacy, Transitional Services, Spiritual Support.

Click here for additional information about reporting from the Office of Victim Assistance.