Police training on campus Aug 4

A police training will take place today on the southeast corner of campus, in the area of Lake and Mason and College streets. This training is a joint training with LCSO. It is scheduled from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. During the training, officers will practice skills including building searches, K9 exercises, team movement and other simulations. The training is primarily contained within buildings, but there will be some outside movement. Staff is on site to ensure public safety and provide information that it's a training. The area will be marked by signs and police tape.  

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CSUPD releases annual campus crime statistics

CSUPD_shield_300The CSU Police Department releases campus crime statistics and important safety to the university community each fall. These campus crime statistics can be found online. This report contains:

  • University Drug and Alcohol Policy
  • 2014 Fire and Safety Update
  • Crime statistics for the last three years (2011, 2012 and 2013)
  • Campus safety information and resources
The report informs the university community about important procedures, policies, crime prevention programs and campus crime statistics. A downloadable version of the report is available at http://police.colostate.edu/files/2014/04/2014-Safety-Report.pdf. A link to the report also is available, along with other campus health and safety information, at www.safety.colostate.edu. A paper copy of the full report is available upon request by contacting CSUPD. For more information, contact the CSU Police Department at 970-491-1160. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colorado State University, and on public property surrounding campus. In addition to the full report, a summary of the report is available as a pamphlet at the Colorado State University Police Department in Green Hall or the Lory Student Center Bookstore. This pamphlet provides crime statistics for 2013 and abbreviated campus safety information. This information is distributed in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The act requires colleges and universities to disclose information on security policies and timely, annual information about crime on and around campus. The CSU Police Department is also required to notify the university community about public information regarding registered sex offenders, as required by Megan's Law. A current listing of sex offenders is available at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation website at http://sor.state.co.us/. For more information about general health and safety on campus, visit www.safety.colostate.edu.

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CSUPD warns of money phone scam targeting students, employees, using main CSUPD number

A phone scam has recently targeted students and employees. The scam callers have found a way to “spoof” caller ID so that it appears that they are calling from a phone number associated with the Colorado State University Police Department, the FBI or the IRS.  CSUPD has received reports about this phone scam using the university’s online directory information, and potentially social media, to find phone numbers and personal information about the students and employees they call. Today CSUPD received more than a dozen reports from the CSU community of someone who identified themselves as a CSUPD officer or investigator from a number that appeared to be the non-emergency number for the police department (970-491-6425). The person calling claims to represent CSUPD and demands money  from the student or employee they have called, threatening to arrest or suspend them for various reasons. In other reports, the caller has said they represent someone from government agency such as the IRS. On the phone, they assert that the student or employee may be facing an arrest warrant for outstanding fines or that the individual owes back taxes, and discusses liens, court dates and wage garnishments. Important tips from CSUPD Virtually all attempts over the phone to solicit payment via PayPal, Western union or MoneyGram are fraudulent. Do not share sensitive, personal or financial information over the phone, even if the caller sounds legitimate and the information they are sharing is accurate. People who perpetuate phone scams go through extensive steps to make themselves look legitimate, so information from the caller or information on a website that is or appears to be affiliated with a business or agency that they claim to represent may not be truthful. - If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from a law enforcement agency who is demanding money, hang up and contact your local law enforcement agency to verify the information. - If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from the IRS or a government office, hang up and contact that office to verify legitimacy. Report these calls to the Federal Trade Commission (http://consumer.ftc.gov/) or, if the call involves accusations regarding taxes and IRS affiliations, report the call to the US Treasury Inspector General (http://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/ig/Pages/default.aspx). - If you have been a victim of recent fraud by providing financial information to a caller, please call CSUPD at 970-491-6425. For more information about phone scams, visit http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0076-phone-scams.

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