More Eyes on the Streets

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The Colorado Springs Police Department is teaming up with officers at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. They're implementing an intergovernmental agreement, which will allow the UCCS officers to enforce certain municipal ordinances on and off campus.

That includes noise complaints, fireworks, drinking in public, and possession of alcohol. It also allows the agency to respond traffic violations in surrounding neighborhoods. "We can now respond and assist neighbors who have concerns about speeding---concerns about parking---about other traffic issues in the neighborhood that are primarily brought up because of the student traffic coming to the campus,” says Susan Szpyrka, UCCS Chief of Police.

The concept is not new to Colorado. Campus officers in Boulder, Fort Collins and Greeley are also working with local police departments.