Reporting Fraud

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A Duty to Report Fraud

A Duty to Report (ADTR) 

Everyone has A Duty To Report (ADTR) any suspected unlawful or wasteful act impacting the City of Colorado Springs operations and enterprises. 

If you have absolute knowledge that a crime has occurred, please contact the Police Department at 719-444-7000 or report the crime online through the Police Department's website

Employees of the City of Colorado Springs or its enterprise funds, which include the Colorado Springs Airport and Colorado Springs Utilities, are encouraged to contact their supervisor with questions regarding suspicious activities.  Supervisors are usually more familiar with the nature of such concerns.  When reporting to a supervisor is not practical, use one of the options below. 

Information needed when reporting

  1. What happened and why you think it is wrong.
  2. When and where it happened and if anyone else witnessed or knows it happened.
  3. The department impacted and the people involved.
  4. Any documentation or other evidence you have or know of.

Ways to Report

You may report fraud anonymously, however, identifying yourself provides a means for us to contact you in case we have additional questions.


Submit a fraud report

By Phone

719-385-2387 (ADTR) 

This special hotline has NO caller-ID.  The phone will be answered by a Certified Fraud Examiner who will listen to your concerns and ask questions to help understand the situation. When a Certified Fraud Examiner is not available, you will be asked to leave a detailed message.


Mail received at this address will be opened by a Certified Fraud Examiner: 

Denny Nester, City Auditor
P.O. Box 2241
Colorado Springs, CO  80901


Note: if you send us your concerns via e-mail, we will have access to the e-mail address you used to contact us and respond to that address unless you direct us otherwise.    

Fraud Prevention and Detection Policy

The City Auditor's Fraud Prevention and Detection Policy facilitates the development of controls to aid in preventing and detecting unlawful or wasteful acts (Fraud and Abuse) relating to the City of Colorado Springs and its enterprises.  The City Auditor and staff conducting investigations are Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.