A Word from the Chief of Police

PPCC Department of Public Safety Badge Welcome to Pikes Peak Community College!

Our Campus Police Department has 18 sworn full-time law enforcement professionals, two civilian full-time employees, several Student Staff positions, as well as various part-time law enforcement professionals from surrounding law enforcement agencies to serve the Centennial, Rampart Range and Downtown Studio Campuses. Our staff is dedicated to making your time at PPCC a safe and pleasant experience.

Our police officers respond to both in-progress and cold crimes. They investigate reported felonies, misdemeanor offenses, and traffic accidents, provide safety escorts and motorist assistance, and manage after-hours access. Officer's conduct vehicle and foot patrols and as well as provide physical security for all campus buildings at the Centennial Campus, the Rampart Range Campus and the Downtown Studio Campus.

I invite you to partner with your Campus Police Department. Report any suspicious activity you feel may warrant our attention, such as criminal activity on or near any campus. It’s especially important to notify us if you're a victim of a crime on campus. Reporting these incidents allows us to target our patrols to prevent further incidents. and to prevent accidents in areas posing threats to safety. By becoming our partners, you can assist us in making our campus community a safer place to be.

As Colorado State Certified police officers, we work in close cooperation with our neighboring law enforcement agencies to include the Colorado State Patrol, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado Springs Police Department, and others. We’re happy to assist in you in police matters with those agencies when appropriate.

All of our police personnel are in direct radio communication with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch. If at any time you need assistance, you may approach any of us. If we cannot help you, we will be able to contact those who can.

If you have any comments or questions regarding the Campus Police Department, please feel free to contact our office.

Administration:
Phone: (719) 502-2900

Dispatch:
Phone: (719) 502-2911

Office hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Drugs and Alcohol

In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), students and employees shall not engage in the unauthorized or unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use/abuse of alcohol and/or illicit drugs on college property or as part of any college activity.

Any student or employee who is convicted of the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use, or abuse of illicit drugs or alcohol is subject to criminal penalties under local, state, or federal law. These penalties range in severity from a fine of $100 up to $8,000,000 and/or life imprisonment. The exact penalty assessed depends upon the nature and the severity of the individual offense.

The College will impose penalties against students who violate the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226). Violators will be subject to disciplinary action under student disciplinary policies. The sanctions include but are not limited to, probation, suspension, or expulsion from the College and referral to authorities for prosecution, as appropriate.

For further information, contact the Human Resources Services Office or the Student Life Office at the Centennial Campus.

The Law

Students and employees shall not engage in the unauthorized or unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use/abuse of alcohol and/or illicit drugs on college property or as a part of any college activity.

Standard of Conduct

Students and employees shall not engage in the unauthorized or unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use/abuse of alcohol and/or illicit drugs on college property or as a part of any college activity.

Legal Sanctions

There are legal sanctions for violations of the Standard of Conduct. Any student or employee who is convicted of the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use or abuse of illicit drugs or alcohol is subject to criminal penalties under local, state, or federal law. These penalties range in severity from a fine of $100 up to $8,000,000 and/or life imprisonment. The exact penalty assessed depends upon the nature and severity of the individual offense.

College Penalties

The College will impose penalties against students and employees who violate the above Standard of Conduct. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action under employee and student disciplinary policies. The sanctions include, but are not limited to, probation, suspension or expulsion from the College or probation, suspension or termination of employment, and/or criminal charges brought by this department.

Health Risks

A myriad of health risks are associated with drug and alcohol abuse. Risks include, but are not limited to, malnutrition, brain damage, heart disease, pancreatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, mental illness, death, low birth weight babies, and babies with drug addictions. Personal relationships, family dynamics, ability to work and study are also at risk. Further information on health risks is available in the Human Resource Services Office and the Student Life Office via brochures, videos, and educational programs presented throughout the year.

Illegal Substances

A listing of controlled substances is on file for your reference in both the Human Resource Services Office and the Student Life Office.

Referral Resources

Referral for counseling, treatment, rehabilitation, and re-entry programs is available through the college and throughout the community:

Human Resource Services Office
Room B-200
Phone: (719) 502-2600

El Paso County Health Dept., Drug & Alcohol Treatment Clinic
Phone: (719) 578-3150

Pikes Peak Mental Health Center-Chemical Dependency (24 hr)
Phone: (719) 635-7000

Alcoholics Anonymous (24 hr)
Phone: (719) 573-5020

Narcotics Anonymous
Phone: (719) 637-1580
or
http://www.nacolorado.org/

Cocaine Anonymous Hotline
Phone: (719) 448-0110

National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependency
Phone: (800) 622-2255

The Partnership for a Drug Free America Website

Or consult the yellow pages of the local telephone book for a listing of all private and community based programs. Check listings under "Alcoholism Treatment" and "Drug Abuse Information and Treatment."

Firearms on Campus

Board Policy states that no person may have on his or her person any unauthorized firearm, ammunition, explosive device, or illegal weapon on campus or any facility used by a college. Persons authorized to carry firearms and other equipment defined in the policy are:

  1. Those persons conducting and participating in an approved program of instruction in the College's curriculum which requires access to such equipment as an integral part of the instructional program;
  2. Certified peace officers;
  3. Those persons who have been issued a valid permit to carry a concealed handgun in accordance with Colorado’s Concealed Carry Act, C.R.S. § 18-12-201, et seq. and who are acting in compliance with the requirements of that Act; and
  4. Those persons granted permission at the discretion of the College president for specific purposes from time to time.

Concealed Handgun Permit holders exercising their rights pursuant to Item #3 above are responsible for preventing the casual or inadvertent display of their handgun.

It shall not be an offense if the weapon remains inside a locked motor vehicle upon the real estate owned by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education.

In accordance with Colorado Statute CRS 18-12-214(3), under no circumstances may a person other than a certified peace officer carry a firearm or other equipment defined in Board Policy onto the real property, or into any improvements erected thereon, of a public elementary, middle, junior high, or high school. This provision applies to The Classical Academy (TCA) facility, which is located on PPCC’s Rampart Range Campus and owned by School District 20, and to the Falcon Campus, which is owned by School District 49.

In accordance with Colorado Statute CRS 18-12-214(3)(a), a concealed weapon permittee may have a handgun on the real property of the public school so long as the handgun remains in his or her vehicle and, if the permittee is not in the vehicle, the handgun is in a compartment within the vehicle and the vehicle is locked.

Unattended Children on Campus

Children must not be left unattended or unsupervised in campus buildings, on campus grounds, or in vehicles. Under Colorado state law, leaving children unattended can constitute child abuse or neglect and may result in administrative and/or criminal penalties.

18-6-401. Colorado Revised Statutes Child Abuse:

1(a) A person commits child abuse if such person causes an injury to a child's life or health, or permits a child to be unreasonably placed in a situation that poses a threat of injury to the child's life or health, or engages in a continued pattern of conduct that results in malnourishment, lack of proper medical care, cruel punishment, mistreatment, or an accumulation of injuries that ultimately results in the death of a child or serious bodily injury to a child. Leaving a child unattended in an automobile for any length of time is considered child neglect and abuse. Furthermore, “Leaving children unattended or unsupervised in campus buildings or on campus grounds can constitute child abuse or child neglect as outlined in the Colorado Protection Act of 1975.”

Sex Offender Information

Information concerning persons who are required by Colorado law to register as sex offenders, including registered sex offenders who are enrolled, employed, or volunteering at Pikes Peak Community College, may be obtained from:

Colorado Springs Police Department
705 South Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs 80903
Phone: (719) 444-7000
or the
El Paso County Sheriff's Department
210 South Tejon Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
Phone: (719) 520-7100

Colorado Department of Public Safety, Convicted Sex Offender Site:
http://sor.state.co.us/.

A printout of sex offenders who have registered at Pikes Peak Community College may be obtained from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, at the Centennial Public Safety Office in A-121.

Animals on Campus

Animals are not allowed on campus, either in the building or left in your vehicle, except when needed for instruction or where needed by a disabled employee or student. Service animals or those used for instructional purposes must be on a leash and be under the direct and positive control of the owner. Violation can result in administrative and/or criminal penalties.

Vision & Mission

Vision

"Our history has been and our future is to be the State Leader in Community College Policing."

Mission Statement

Pikes Peak Community College Department of Public Safety is a full service law enforcement agency. All members of the department share as equal partners in our efforts to serve the College community and work cooperatively with others. Our mission: To build a first class, results-oriented culture by providing community-oriented solutions, communication, and services anywhere, anytime, bringing differentiated, cost-effective solutions to the College community quickly and with quality through a diverse team of energetic employees with the talent and skills necessary to sustain the Department of Public Safety at Pikes Peak Community College as the state leader in college law enforcement. In this way, we will achieve our fundamental objective of total community satisfaction, and our consequential goals of increased campus safety and superior professional performance.

Professional Conduct

The officers and staff of the campus Department of Public Safety are committed to being a caring, professional service agency. They are dedicated to the concepts of personal merit, steadfast integrity, continuous growth, creative teamwork, and effective community policing service. All individuals of the PPCC community can expect to be treated courteously and professionally by members of the department. The administrative staff will not tolerate an employee who acts unprofessionally or rudely or who does not provide an appropriate level of service.

Diversity Plan

Pikes Peak Community College Department of Public Safety, along with the rest of the College, is active in promoting the recognition of diversity in the College community and in the Campus Police Department itself. To that end, the department has a Diversity Plan outlining various strategies and programs to be undertaken over the course of several years. The plan begins with the following statement:

Department Statement on Diversity

The Department of Public Safety recognizes that diversity, the differences between people, exists as a driving force in our interactions with people and institutions in the College community. We also recognize that the people in our community predicate our authority, and ultimately, our institutional existence. In order to provide the highest quality of police service, we must be committed to the recognition and reflection of that diversity and incorporate the realities of diverse people into our strategic planning and our day-to-day operations. Moreover, the Campus Police Department is committed to the belief that there is an intrinsic worth in all people, an irreducible quality whose protection and benefit is the basis for police service. We believe that the recognition of diversity is no less than the recognition of this worth. A commitment to honor the rights and provide for the needs of all people equally is our expression of this recognition.

Complaints and Commendations

The Department of Public Safety has established a Complaint and Commendation Form for the purpose of collecting feedback to improve our community service and to recognize outstanding performance by department members.. is purpose. Please complete the Complaint and Commendation Form available in the Public Safety Forms section of the website and forward it to one of the listed Corporals. Upon receipt of a complaint or commendation, a Corporal will review the complaint or commendation. Commendations will be referred to that officer’s immediate supervisor. Complaints will be reviewed to determine if they warrant an internal affairs investigation (for allegations of serious misconduct) or a member misconduct investigation (for allegations of non-serious misconduct). In either case, when your Complaint and Commendation form is received, you will be notified at the address you provided on the form. You will also be notified of the disposition of the investigation.

Contact

Corporal John Orndorff

Phone: (719) 502-2900
email: john.orndorff@ppcc.edu

Public Safety Hours & Locations

Police Officers on duty during business hours.

Centennial Campus
(CC)

 Room A-121
 719.502.2900
  Fax: 719.502.2901

Rampart Range Campus (RRC)

 Room N-106
 719.502.2900
  Fax: 719.502.2902

Downtown Studio Campus (DTSC)

 Room S101
 719.502.2900
  Fax: 719.502.2903

Police assistance

can be obtained during business hours, seven days a week, by calling our Dispatch Center at: (719) 502-2911

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