Protectors & Educators
Welcome to the website for the Central Oregon Community College (COCC) Campus Public Safety Department. Ensuring student success, begins by providing and maintaining a safe learning environment. It is the department's responsibility to protect the community, enforce campus policy, and educate our students, staff, faculty, and visitors. We are dedicated to providing professional services and keeping our community safe. We are committed to our partnership with the campus community, through excellence in service, where safety and academic success come first.
The Campus Public Safety Department is responsible for over 300 acres of COCC-owned property. This includes the Bend Campus, the Redmond Campus, the Madras Campus, the Prineville Campus, Wickiup Hall (Bend), Jungers Culinary Center (Bend), Chandler Lab (Bend), and the COCC Veterinary Technology Lab (Redmond). The Campus Public Safety Department serves an enrolled student population of over 15,000, 350 faculty members, 300 staff members, and 300 campus residents.
Our department is comprised of individuals from various backgrounds in law enforcement, military, and emergency services. The department currently employs former police officers, former emergency medical technicians, former members of the United States Military, and former Public Safety Officers from other colleges and universities. Public Safety Officers receive over 380 hours of training and are state certified by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST). In 2015, the Central Oregon Community College Campus Public Safety Department received the Department of the Year award from the Western Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (WACLEA).