The Community Support Program is a partnership among CSU’s police department, Health Network, and UCHealth that embeds a behavioral health expert with campus police officers who respond to calls that may have a behavioral health component.
Launched in September, it is among the very first of its kind at a U.S. higher education institution, although reaching college-aged populations has tremendous opportunity for community health and safety concerns.
The Community Support Program also works closely with the Fort Collins Police Services co-responder program. Co-responders all work for UCHealth within one unit, which allows them to share information about individuals they’ve helped while responding to calls.
While the majority of CSUPD calls involve students, the Community Support Program is dedicated to helping anyone, including faculty, staff, and campus visitors.