University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Department of Public Safety

  • Agency: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Department of Public Safety
  • Address: 1010 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Chief:
Phone: 719-255-3111
Fax: 719-255-3443

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Department of Public Safety is located at 1010 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Department of Public Safety phone number is 719-255-3111.

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Department of Public Safety News

CASE# 180576–-Liquor Violation-UCCS Officer responded to a liquor violation at La Plata House. CASE# 180577–Suspicious Circumstances-UCCS Officer responded to Steamboat House for suspicious circumstances . CASE# 180578–-Harassment-UCCS Officer responded to Eldora Hall for harassment. CASE# 180579–-Theft-UCCS Officer responded to the Family Development Center for a theft. CASE# 180580– UCCS Officers responded to the Ent Center regarding suspicious circumstances. CASE# 180581– UCCS Officer responded to a theft at the Osborne Building.

It's #SafetyTipTuesday! Have you ever wanted to learn more about situational awareness and self defense? Sergeant Dipzinski is excited to teach the Never a Victim (NAV) class here on campus, free for all students and $30 for anyone else.

A few of our officers had the honor of attending the Annual Medal of Valor Luncheon for the Colorado Springs Police Department today. It’s a privilege to serve this community with our brothers and sisters in blue.

UCCSAlert: East Bound Traffic Accident on Austin Bluffs is cleared. All lanes open.

UCCSAlert: Traffic Accident East Bound Austin bluffs at Mallow.Only one lane open. Use alternate route. Avoid Area until further notice.

Don't forget to change your smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries as well!

UCCS Police supporting the Colorado Springs Christian Schools football game at Mountain Lion Stadium and events at the Ent Center for the Arts. Thanks to Officers Brown, Yanez, Schaller, and Warren for helping out!

***FEATURE FRIDAY*** It's Feature Friday! This week get to know Scott Smith, the Emergency Manager for UCCS. -------------------------------- Where did you grow up? Mesa, Arizona What do you like about living in Colorado Springs? The outdoors. Barr Trail on Pikes Peas is amazing. The Manitou Incline and the Garden of the Gods are both phenomenal! How long have you been at UCCS? Since January 2018 after spending 32 years with Colorado Springs Fire Department. What made you want to become the Emergency Manager? I was originally assigned the role while working with the Colorado Springs Fire Department. I enjoy working across the community and being involved in outreach training. I became more involved in emergency preparedness while supporting large-scale events as a Paramedic across our city. What is your favorite part of being the UCCS Emergency Manager? It is fun working with a diverse group of people who support our campus community. We all are geared to help students succeed and keep them safe in the process. My daughter Jessica is an alumna. That was when I first became a UCCS stakeholder as a parent. What do you love about working at UCCS? I get to work directly with our cabinet, faculty and staff. It is fun being surrounded by individuals who share a lot of passion and energy for what they do! We have great facilities and beautiful landscape. I have always been invested in education and this allows me to continue serving our community. If you had one super power, what would it be? Fly What is your favorite type of ice cream? Moose Tracks What’s a fun fact about yourself? You can usually spot me on a mountain bike along the Santa Fe trail when I am not on campus.

CASE# 180562–-Theft-UCCS Officers responded to San Juan House for a theft. CASE# 180564–-Theft-UCCS Officer took a report of a theft on campus. CASE# 180565–-Traffic Accident-UCCS Officer responded to the Gateway Garage for a traffic CASE# 180567–-Vehicle Stop-UCCS Officer contacted a wanted person while conducting a vehicle stop on Nevada Avenue. CASE# 180568–-Noise Complaint-UCCS Officer responded to San Juan House for a noise complaint.

Yesterday we had the opportunity to visit James Irwin Charter Schools with our Simulated Impaired Driving Experience (SIDNE) cart to teach the students about the dangers of driving under the influence. Special Thanks to Officer Townsley and Drive Smart Colorado!

It's #SafetyTipTuesday! October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and to wrap it up, Sergeant Dipzinski has some very important information about the signs of domestic violence and how you, or someone you know, can get help. Remember that UCCS Police and the UCCS Wellness Center are always available to help.

CASE# 180550– UCCS Officer responded to a hit and run traffic accident in the Gateway Garage. CASE# 180551– UCCS Officer responded to a hit and run traffic accident in the Gateway Garage CASE# 180552– UCCS Officer responded to Vail House for Harassment. CASE# 180554– UCCS Officer assisted Colorado Springs Police Department with an off campus party. CASE# 180555– UCCS Officer responded to an off campus party. CASE# 180556– UCCS Officer responded to Monarch Hall for a liquor violation CASE# 180557– UCCS Officer assisted Colorado Springs Police Department with a disturbance off campus. CASE# 180558– UCCS Officer assisted Colorado Springs Police Department with an off campus party. CASE# 180559– UCCS Officer responded to Cucharas House for unlawful sexual contact. CASE# 180560– UCCS Officer responded to a noise complaint at Vail House. CASE# 180561– UCCS Officer responded to Cucharas House for a liquor violation.

UCCSPD out supporting events at the Ent Center for the Arts and Mountain Lion Stadium. Thanks to Officers Yanez, Warren, and Townsley and CSO Podpora for supporting these events!

Congratulations to CU-Boulder Police Chief Doreen Jokerst who took the Oath of Office today. We look forward to working with you!

CASE# 180542–-Harassment-UCCS Officers responded to Breckenridge Hall for harassment. CASE# 180544–-Fraud-UCCS Officers responded to the Gateway Garage for a report of fraud. CASE# 180545–-Drug Violation-UCCS Officers responded to Monarch Hall for a drug violation. CASE# 180546–-Suspicious Circumstances-UCCS Officers responded to Alpine Village for suspicious circumstances. CASE# 180547–-Harassment-UCCS Officers responded to Columbine Hall for harassment. CASE# 180548–-Assault-UCCS Officers responded to Keystone House for assault.

We had special visitors from the Global Village Academy to give our officers hand made thank you cards. Thank you for coming by Kayleigh, Declan, Kian, and Aibhlinn! We sure love serving you guys!

It's #SafetyTipTuesday! This week Officer Warren and Sgt. Dipzinski teach us about residence hall safety; a very important topic for all of our on campus residents! Special thanks to Maribel Rivera, Sydnee Martinez, and Giovanni Ramos for helping us with the video!

***FEATURE FRIDAY*** Meet our Dispatch Supervisor, Phil Brotherton! --------------------------------- Where did you grow up? Stanton Township, Michigan What do you like about living in Colorado Springs? I enjoy the beautiful scenery, and riding my motorcycle year-round(nearly) How long have you been at UCCS? I started as a student in Fall of 2009, and began working for the Police Department as a student employee in Winter of 2010. What made you want to become a Police Dispatcher? I thought that my military background in communications would make me a good fit for a student dispatcher job, while I finished my degree. What is your favorite part of being a UCCS Police Dispatcher? The opportunity to help the campus and surrounding community and building relationships with people are my favorite aspects of our job. Every event I attend on campus I seem to meet someone who I have spoken with time and again over my years here and it is always nice to put faces to the voices. What do you love about working at UCCS? I love being a part of moving the mission of the campus forward, and helping to make this a safe and friendly place for people to receive an education. If you had one super power, what would it be? Time Travel What is your favorite type of ice cream? It’s a toss-up between Moose Tracks and Mackinac Island Fudge What’s a fun fact about yourself? I was a student employee, a state temporary employee, a student employee, a state permanent employee, and now a university staff employee. All in the same office.

Do you have a team, club, or group of friends that is interested in taking a self-defense class? If you have 10 or more people, contact Sergeant Lisa Dipzinski at ldipzins@uccs.edu for more information! FREE FOR ALL UCCS STUDENTS!

It's #SafetyTipTuesday! Today Officer Liljekvist talks to us about vehicle break-ins and what items we should leave out of sight!

CASE# 180515– UCCS Officer took a report of a theft at the Recreation Center. CASE# 180516– UCCS Officer responded to Monarch Hall for a harassment complaint. CASE# 180517– UCCS Officer responded to Copper House for theft. CASE# 180518– UCCS Officer took an Information Report at Monarch Hall. CASE# 180520– UCCS Officer responded to a traffic accident off campus. CASE# 180521–- Suspicious Odor-UCCS Officers responded to Steamboat House for a suspicious odor.