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Police Department Mission

The University of Northern Colorado is committed to work in partnership with our communities to create a safe and secure environment through education and enforcement. We consider the safety and security of all community members at UNC a top priority.

We are here to protect, serve and assist our university community. The UNC Police Department will continue to seek and improve the level and quality of these services we deliver. Through partnership with various members of our university community, we are reviewing, assessing, and implementing protective safety measures on our campus. These measures include:

  • Strategic utilization of video surveillance
  • Highly visible emergency telephones
  • Assessing the university lighting along parking lots and sidewalks.
  • Providing safety and crime prevention programs

Although the University of Northern Colorado has traditionally experienced a relatively low crime rate, we encourage everyone to report criminal actions, emergencies, or suspicious activity immediately to the UNC Police Department.

The UNC Police Department reports crime statistics to the Department of Education and the Federal Bureau of Investigation as required by law. These reports are used by the university to identify areas of concern and develop plans to address those concerns.                

The university also strives to make these statistics easily available to the public so that prospective and current members of the university community are able to make informed decisions about their personal safety and to be aware of areas in which they need to take extra precautions to protect their property.

At UNC, we are all committed to making our campus a safe place in which to live, work and learn.