Published: April 8, 2021

The university received questions regarding communications related to an incident that occurred in Boulder on April 8, 2021. Boulder Police investigated a bomb threat reported near Pearl Street in downtown Boulder. As a precaution, the city issued a shelter-in-place order for that area during their initial investigation.

CU Police assisted with the incident and received regular updates from Boulder Police. The university did not issue a campuswide alert because the situation did not present a confirmed immediate threat to the health and safety of the campus. CU Alerts are used when there is a confirmed threat to the health and safety of the campus.

Twitter posts from Boulder Police were shared on CU Police and CU social media channels, which is the university’s practice for sharing this kind of information from local law enforcement social media accounts.

The university issues timely warnings and emergency notifications in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). For detailed information on the Clery Act, please see the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

Additional notification resources:

  • If individuals are interested in receiving safety alerts from the city of Boulder, the city utilizes an emergency alerting program called Everbridge. The program uses targeted geographic areas to send alerts as needed.
  • Boulder Police post important safety alerts on Nextdoor and Twitter under @BoulderPolice.
  • CU Boulder Police Department is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; search for @CUBoulderPolice.