Crime Prevention & Campus Patrol
The Campus Public Safety Department is responsible for safety and security on all COCC-owned property. Public Safety Officers patrol the over 300 acres of COCC property, in order to enforce campus policy, and deter and detect crime. Our Bend Police Campus Resource Officer also patrols the COCC Bend Campus and its surrounding area.
Public Safety Officers have Healthcare Provider: Basic Life Support certifications from the American Heart Association. Every patrol vehicle contains an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and all officers carry a tourniquet, gauze, medical shears, a chest seal, and a pressure dressing. Additionally, the majority of officers carry Narcan and have advanced trauma care training.
The majority of our Public Safety Officers are members of the Oregon Crisis Intervention Team (CIT). Team members have received extensive training in crisis intervention, including a 40 hour CIT course. This training is in conjunction with the Bend Police Department and the Deschutes County Behavioral Health Team.
Fire Response & Prevention
Public Safety Officers have special tools and training to handle vegetation and structure fires. The Campus Public Safety Department works closely with our local fire agencies to both respond to, and prevent, fires on COCC property.
The Campus Public Safety Department offers a number of campus safety trainings. One of the trainings offered is the Be Bobcat Ready course. This course prepares individuals for incidents involving an active assailant, provides general campus-related safety information, and allows participants to ask questions of their Public Safety Department. For more information, or to schedule a training, please contact the Campus Public Safety Department.
Environmental Health and Safety
The Campus Public Safety Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all health and safety equipment located on COCC property. This includes fire extinguishers, automated external defibrillators, Narcan kits, eye wash stations, emergency showers, bleeding control kits, emergency phones, panic buttons, surveillance cameras, intrusion alarms, and much more.
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 email@example.com.
Campus Public Safety provides on-foot safety escorts for anyone who is concerned about their safety on campus. To request a safety escort, please contact Campus Public Safety.
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