Campus Safety Services
Campus Safety Officers have Healthcare Provider: Basic Life Support certifications from the American Heart Association. Every CPS patrol vehicle carries an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and advanced medical and bleeding control equipment. Additionally, officers carry bleeding control equipment, as well as NARCAN for use in response to an opioid overdose. We encourage all community members to become CPR and AED certified. For information on COCC CPR courses, please click the link below.
Campus Safety Officers patrol the over 300 acres of college property in order to detect and deter crime. Officers may patrol in a vehicle, on a bike, or on foot. Our Bend Police Campus Resource Officer also patrols the COCC Bend Campus and its surrounding area. All crimes are reported to local law enforcement for investigation.
All Campus Safety Officers have received at least 40 hours of crisis intervention training. This training is in conjunction with the Bend Police Department and the Deschutes County Behavioral Health Team.
Fire Response & Prevention
Campus Safety Officers have special tools and training to handle vegetation and structure fires. Campus Safety works closely with our local fire agencies to respond to, and prevent, fires on COCC property. Campus Safety is also responsible for fire code compliance on all COCC property.
Life Safety Equipment
Campus Safety provides and maintains medical and fire equipment for use by our campus community. These devices include fire extinguishers, AED's, bleeding control kits, NARCAN kits, and several other devices.
In compliance with federal law, Campus Safety tracks Clery statistics and prepares an annual report on campus security and fire data, programs, and services. For more information, please click the link below.
Campus Safety coordinates the release of campus mass notifications in emergency situations, with assistance from the Marketing and Public Relations Department. To sign up for COCC emergency alerts, please click the link below.
Campus Safety Officers respond to campus panic alarms, door alarms, intrusion and motion alarms, smoke detector activations, elevator alarms, and fire alarms.
Campus Safety has installed emergency phone towers on our Bend and Redmond campuses. These red towers, if activated, will call the Campus Safety Department. Click the link below for a map of tower locations.
Building Access Control
The Campus Safety Department is responsible for building access control, including scheduling and unlock requests. If you need to request a future unlock for a class or event, please send us an email. If you need an immediate unlock of a door or building, please call us.
Campus Safety Officers have the authority to enforce all campus policies. Under Oregon Revised Statute 341.300, Campus Safety Officers also have the authority to issue citations for parking and traffic offenses and/or impound vehicles (at the vehicle owner's expense).
Campus Safety Officers can provide welfare checks on persons who are sick, injured, or needing assistance. Any community member may request that a welfare check be performed by calling CPS. If you see something, say something... even if it turns out to be nothing.
Campus Safety Officers can provide on-foot safety escorts for anyone who is concerned about their safety on campus. To request a safety escort, please contact Campus Safety.
Our Cadet Program is a co-op work experience for students seeking a career in law enforcement, corrections, dispatch, or parole and probation. The program provides valuable skills and experience, and may also allow cadets to complete their CJ280 class requirement. For more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Campus Safety Department is available to provide campus safety trainings on various campus-related safety. For more information, or to schedule a training, please contact us.