Regis University reserves the right to take necessary and appropriate action to protect the safety and well-being of the campus community. The University also reserves the right to take necessary and appropriate action as a result of student incidents off-campus which may affect the well-being of the University community or any of its members. Regis University is committed to cooperating with federal, state and local authorities in their efforts to enforce existing laws regarding alcohol use, drugs, and public health and safety. University regulations in these areas are guided by our educational purpose within the framework of applicable law. Students are expected to abide by these laws and regulations and to accept responsibility for their conduct. Violations of federal, state, or local laws should be referred to appropriate outside agencies for disposition in addition to any University disciplinary action. Regis University safety officers are licensed officers in the state of Colorado and City and County of Denver. They are not armed peace officers with full police powers. However, in instances where arrests or detention of individuals may be necessary, University safety officers may do so where any crime (felony or misdemeanor) has been committed in their presence. Authority for enforcing University policies, including but not limited to such arrests and detentions, comes from the University's Student Handbook, as well as the Colorado Revised Statutes, 16-3-201 ("Authority of a Person Not a Peace Officer to Make an Arrest"). In such instances, Denver Police will also be contacted for assistance and appropriate disposition of the individual or individuals involved.