Campus Police Department
The Campus Police Department is located southeast of the Main Building near the intersection
of SW 81 Street and South May Avenue, and staffed continuously twenty-four (24) hours
a day, every day of the year. The Campus Police Department has the responsibility
to provide a college environment that is both safe and secure. The Campus Police Department
is the immediate point of contact to report criminal behavior or for any other emergency
on campus. The department officers are Basic Life Support qualified and manage the
College’s traffic and parking operations, which includes ensuring compliance with
state laws and college rules for parking and traffic flow. Routine services provided
by the Campus Police Department include motorist assistance and parking lot escorts
The Campus Security Act of 1990 and the Student Right-to-Know Act (PL 101-542) was
signed into law by President George Bush on November 8, 1990. This federal legislation
requires colleges and universities to collect statistics on specific crimes occurring
on college and university campuses. The Clery Annual Security Report is easily located
on the Campus Police web page (www.occc.edu/police). If desired, a printed copy of
the Annual Safety Report is available upon request in the Campus Police Department.
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All accidents on campus should be reported to the Campus Police Department. Campus
Police Department personnel will dispatch Emergency Medical Services if necessary
and completes a report on all vehicle accidents. The Campus Police Department will
also assist involved parties in exchanging driver, vehicle and insurance information.
Instances of leaving the scene of an accident without complying with state requirements
are investigated by the Campus Police. Proof of Financial Responsibility is required
for all drivers operating a vehicle on campus property.
Certain college coursework may have the potential of exposing students, to some degree,
to bloodborne pathogens. The particular college courses that may present the potential
for exposure to bloodborne pathogens have been identified in the Course Descriptions
area of the College Catalog. The following is some general information concerning
Bloodborne pathogens are viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms that are “borne”
(carried) in a person’s bloodstream or body fluids and can cause disease.
If a person is exposed (comes in contact with) to blood or body fluids infected with
a bloodborne pathogen, the person may become infected.
OCCC has implemented various means of decreasing the potential exposure to bloodborne
pathogens. Some of the ways that potential exposure has been decreased are by engineering
controls, safe laboratory work practices, and the required wearing of personal protective
devices. Also, OCCC promotes and encourages the practice of “Universal Precautions,”
when applicable. Universal Precautions means treating everyone’s blood and certain
other body fluids as infectious at all times.
Those students who are enrolled in class coursework that may have a potential of being,
to some degree, exposed to bloodborne pathogens may choose to consult their personal
physician for advisement concerning the additional protection provided by taking the
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) vaccine. The HBV vaccine provides protection against the Bloodborne
Pathogen - Hepatitis B virus.
The HBV vaccine is given in a series of shots (usually three over a six-month period
of time). A person must take all three shots for the vaccine to be the most effective.
Please note that if a student chooses to take the HBV vaccine series, the cost of
the vaccine is the responsibility of the student.
Copies of OCCC’s Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan are available in the Office
of Risk Management. The Exposure Control Plan provides detailed information on the
prevention and control of exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Emergencies on Campus
Any emergency should be handled by dialing College extension 7872 or by pressing the
emergency button on any college phone, or using the emergency call boxes located at
most building exits and in the parking lots for assistance. The OCCC Shield smartphone
application is available for iOS and android devices and can also be used to contact
the Campus Police Department. Dialing 911 connects callers with Oklahoma City Emergency
Services. This may delay the arrival of assistance for several minutes as OCCC Campus
Police Officers are unaware of your need for assistance.
Emergency Messages to Students (Individual Specific)
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Oklahoma City Community College has no central paging system or any other way to easily
deliver messages to students. Emergency messages, however, will be delivered by staff
from the Campus Police Department. “Emergency messages” are defined as those having
to do with the health or safety of a student or a student’s family member. In order
to request the delivery of such a message, the requester should contact the Campus
Police Department Office. Once the staff member has determined the nature of the emergency,
the message will be taken in written form. The staff person will then determine the
student’s schedule and deliver the message to the appropriate class. If the student
is not on campus and the message is not delivered, the staff member will attempt to
make a return call to the requester with information that the message was not delivered.
The Welcome Center may be contacted by dialing 682-7553.
Emergency Evacuation Procedures for Persons with Disabilities
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- Persons in wheelchairs on the buildings’ upper levels that have no direct exit other
than stairs will evacuate to a stairwell marked “safe refuge.” An emergency phone
is at each location to contact the Campus Police Department. Campus Police personnel
and/or Oklahoma City Fire or Police personnel will provide safe departure from those
- Students with a visual impairment should be escorted to the exit or safe refuge.
- Students with a hearing loss should respond to visual alerts and exit if no interpreter
Emergency fire exits, manual fire alarm stations and fire extinguishers are provided
throughout the campus. These fire safety devices are clearly marked and you should
become familiar with their locations. Should a fire occur:
- Activate the manual alarm system. Manual alarm stations are at most exits.
- Dial College extension 7872 or by pressing the emergency button on any college phone
or call box and notify the police dispatcher of the location and severity of the fire.
- Evacuate the building.
The College’s Basic Life Support system is designed to provide immediate emergency
medical care to persons on campus. Should a medical emergency arise, dial College
extension 7872, utilize the OCCC Shield smart phone application or press the emergency
button on any college phone or call box, give the location of the emergency and, if
possible, the nature of the emergency. The police dispatcher will then dispatch an
officer and contact appropriate outside agencies for emergency medical assistance.
Lost and Found
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The Campus Police Department is the designated holder of lost and found property.
Found items should be immediately turned over to an OCCC employee, reported to the
Campus Police Department or brought to the Campus Police Department. Unclaimed lost
and found items will be disposed of after six (6) months as authorized by State Statute.
Lunch boxes and water bottles are only held for 24 hours before disposal. Any unclaimed
property held for a period of six (6) months will be disposed of as allowed by State
Crime victims are encouraged to report all incidents of criminal behavior to the Campus
Police immediately. To report a crime, a victim or witness should depress the emergency
button on any campus phone, dial 682-7872 from any phone, use emergency phones inside
most building entrances, or the emergency call boxes located in the parking lots.
Any OCCC employee is available to assist you in contacting the Campus Police Department.
An officer will be dispatched to meet the victim or witness to complete an incident
report. The victim may request a copy of the report 24 hours after the incident.
Campus Crime - The Campus Police Department continuously works to reduce crime and prevent criminal
activity on campus. Some of the more notable efforts are:
- 24-hour preventive security patrol of college facilities and grounds.
- Crime prevention tips discussed with students at New Student Orientation.
- Surveillance video employed in high risk areas to help prevent incidents before they
- Motorist assistance is provided on campus
- Individual escort to or from vehicles is available on request.
Campus Police Department - The Campus Police Department offers the following tips for personal safety and
property security on the college campus:
- Report all incidents and losses to Campus Police Department.
- Do not trust individuals unknown to you.
- Avoid giving personal information to any person on campus, especially a solicitor.
- Allowing a strange person to use your cell phone may compromise your personal information.
- Do not hesitate to call Campus Police Department if confronted by suspicious persons
or find yourself in an uncomfortable situation.
- At night, when possible, walk in groups of at least two in the college parking lots
- Be aware of your surroundings and of what is occurring around you; walk with confidence.
- When parked on campus, remove valuables from plain sight; lock your vehicle.
- Do not leave personal items such as books, book bags, brief cases, etc., unattended
- Make copies of credit cards and other valuables in your billfold or wallet.
- Write your name and student identification number in several places in textbooks.
- Lock your bicycle in the bicycle rack.
- Use a working lock on lockers in the gym and pool areas.
- Obey all traffic laws when entering or leaving campus.
Title: Administrative Procedure No. 1015
Oklahoma City Community College maintains a “Tobacco Free” campus.
The use of tobacco in any form is prohibited by Policy 1015 “Tobacco Free Environment”
in all campus buildings and on all campus grounds. The use of tobacco on campus is
also a violation of State Law (Title 21 Ch. 50 Sec. 1247) and subject to a fine upon
conviction of $10.00 to $100.00. The use of vaporizers or E-Cigarettes are also prohibited
on all campus property.
Storm Shelter Warning
The Board of Regents of Oklahoma City Community College does not approve the college
buildings as a shelter against a tornado or high winds. However, plans are in place
to provide maximum possible protection for persons in the building during school hours.
The Campus Police Department staff monitors weather conditions and will notify college
administrative personnel of hazardous weather conditions.
Weapon Free Campus
Oklahoma City Community College maintains a “Weapon Free” campus. The possession (except
as specifically authorized or as otherwise required by the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act),
use and display of weapons of all types at all times on OCCC property and during OCCC
activities, trips or events is prohibited by Policy No. 1016 “Weapon-Free Environment.”
This Policy applies to all OCCC employees, students and visitors, except authorized
peace officers, regardless of whether an individual has a valid license to carry a
Firearm under the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act.
Anyone who suspects another individual of possessing, using or displaying a Weapon
in violation of this Policy should immediately notify the Campus Police Department.
Anyone who violates this Policy will be subject to discipline, up to and including
separation from employment, dismissal, expulsion, or immediate removal from OCCC Property.
Discipline authorized by this Policy is independent of and in addition to any criminal
or civil sanctions which may be sought pursuant to the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act and
Weather Delays or Cancellations
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During inclement weather, a decision to delay or cancel classes will be made as soon
as practical but generally no later than 6 a.m. for day classes and 2 p.m. for evening
classes. Area radio and television stations will be notified when classes are cancelled.
Closings will also be posted on the college website (www.occc.edu), Facebook (www.facebook.com/OTripleC), Twitter (www. twitter.com/OTripleC) and the campus alerts Twitter account (www.twitter.com/OCCCAlerts). The college
will also use the newly implemented Emergency Notification System. Information about
this system may be found at www. occc.edu/can/.