As a university police agency, we are committed to working with all our stakeholders to maintain a safe environment which supports the academic mission of the University, and the health and wellness of the community. Our department is comprised of law enforcement and civilian professionals who recognize the importance of a guardian-centric approach. In action, this philosophy prioritizes education over enforcement whenever reasonably possible. By collaborating with a variety of university resources, this wholistic approach places emphasis on student retention and student success, without compromising safety.

A Message from Chief Callaghan

Colorado State University Police Department would like to welcome all of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors to Colorado State University, and introduce you to our police department.

As guardians, we have the responsibility of protecting Colorado’s future, and we strive to do this every day with the highest degree of professionalism. As peace officers, our guardian-centric philosophy focuses on student retention and success while prioritizing the safety of our CSU community.

We are committed to building positive relationships that are consistent with our principles of community and the academic mission of CSU. Our efforts will focus on identifying and implementing solutions for improving the quality of life for all of our CSU community in a respectful and compassionate manner.

We will consistently look for opportunities that allow us to improve professionally and personally as it relates to campus policing with an understanding of the importance of listening to our students, faculty, staff, and community members in order to meet their expectations that are of the highest quality in safety standards. Our committed efforts will result in improved awareness and preparedness as it relates to campus safety through the implementation of safe campus initiatives, developing strategic partnerships, and increasing professional development opportunities for our employees.

Please visit the university’s website at www.csu.edu and click on police department under the ‘about tab’ to obtain more information on the Colorado State University Police Department, and our mission, vision, and values to protect and serve our university community.

I am Chief Jay Callaghan, and this has been a message from the Colorado State University Police Department. We are proud to serve our university community and do our part in – “rams taking care of rams.”

CSUPD Mission
Engaging our Community
Earning Trust 
Protecting the Future

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CSUPD Values
Integrity – We conduct ourselves ethically
Respect – We treat everyone with dignity.
Professionalism – We provide exceptional service in a courteous and dependable manner.
Accountability – We hold ourselves and each other to community standards, culture and values

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CSUPD Vision
As guardians of Colorado’s future, our vision is to provide a safe and secure environment for all of our community members. 

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