Students who used to receive University of Colorado Police Department (CUPD) tickets for lower-level offenses or first-time infractions may now receive administrative citations which make it easier for students to make amends, save them a trip to court and save them money.
CUPD officers and residential service officials (RSOs) began the administrative citations program in May. Infractions eligible to receive the new administrative citation include minor in possession of drugs or alcohol, fake identification, unlawful conduct on public property, consumption of alcohol in public and other nonviolent or first-time offenses. Some minor traffic offenses are included as well.
After receiving non-traffic administrative citations, students will be referred to the CU Boulder Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution (SCCR) for completion of a student conduct process, including possible participation in restorative justice programs or substance abuse programs. Administrative citations carry half the fine of a criminal citation.