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The University of Northern Colorado Police Department is responsible for law enforcement, criminal investigation, public safety, security, traffic control and emergency response at the University of Northern Colorado. Our offices are in Gray Hall, located on Central Campus. The department is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to serve the University community.

Bicycle registration

The UNC Police Department provides bicycle registration stickers for students, staff, and faculty through the Parking and Transit Office. This program was implemented to help deter bicycle theft and assist with location and identification of lost or stolen bicycles. A bicycle registration can be purchased at the Parking services Office in Gray Hall. Bicycle registrations are $20 and includes a free "U-Lock".

To register a bicycle, you will need to have your bicycle's make, model, color, and serial number with you.

911 Emergency Services

To report an emergency, dial 911 from any campus phone to reach the UNC Police Department. Please note, if you dial 911 on your cellphone, you will be connected to the Weld County Communications Center, and they will be able to assist you and connect you to the UNC Police Department.

The UNC campus has numerous, well-marked exterior emergency phone poles located along main sidewalks throughout campus. These poles can be identified by the word "Emergency" in white lettering on the side, as well as the blue light on the top of the pole, which are lit after dark. The "call" button located on the pole will connect you immediately to the UNC Police Department Communications Center.

All elevators on campus are also equipped with emergency buttons that, when pressed, automatically connects to the UNC Police Communications Center. Occupants inside the elevator are able to communicate via speakerphone to a Police Dispatcher to summon assistance.

See a campus map with emergency pole locations

Escort Program

The UNC Police Department offers an after-hours escort program available to anyone on campus. These escorts are provided by police officers and student security officers during hours of darkness for persons walking on campus. To request an escort, call the UNC Police at (970) 351-2245.


UNC Police will no longer be able to provide Fingerprinting services to students or general public.

Colorado has now implemented CABS (Colorado Applicant Background Service) which has designated select companies to complete electronic submissions of all fingerprint applicants, to find approved locations or make appointments for fingerprints please visit the CABS website.

For more information about why the state has decided to implement this program you can visit the CBI Identification Unit

Lost and Found

The UNC Police Department houses one of three lost and found areas on campus. If you have lost an item and wish to see if it has been turned in, please contact the UNC Police Department at (970) 351-2245.

If your lost item has some type of identification (such as a wallet with IDs, keys with a parking permit tag, etc) and you are a member of the University community, we will attempt to contact you through your phone numbers listed in Ursa.

The other lost and found areas on campus are located at the University Center (970) 351-2007 and Michener Library (970) 351-2671.

Security Assessments

In conjunction with the Environmental Health and Safety office, the UNC Police Department completes security assessments for the procurement and placement of motion and keypad alarm systems, as well as general "All Hazards" assessments. For more information, please contact Rick McNair or Glenn Adams.