Crime Prevention & Campus Patrol


Campus Public Safety is responsible for all 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), Brightside Veterinary Center (Redmond), and the COCC related programs at the Deer Ridge Correctional Facility in Madras. Public Safety Officers patrol the over 300 acres of COCC property, in order to deter and detect crime and enforce campus policy.

Medical Response

Public Safety Officers have Healthcare Provider: Basic Life Support certifications from the American Heart Association. Every patrol vehicle contains an advanced medical pack and an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Additionally, select officers carry Narcan, tourniquets, and have advanced trauma care training.

Crisis Intervention

The Campus Public Safety Department maintains a 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. CIT officers can be identified by the special Oregon "CIT" pins they wear above their name tapes.

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.

Rape Aggression Defense

The Campus Public Safety Department offers a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) course. This course includes lecture, discussion, and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities. For more information, or to discuss scheduling a class, please contact the Campus Public Safety Department.

Run. Hide. Fight.

The Campus Public Safety Department offers a Run Hide Fight training course. This course prepares individuals for incidents involving an active assailant. Run Hide Fight Training provides the information you need to survive during a critical incident. For more information, or to schedule a course, 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, eye wash stations, emergency showers, emergency phones, panic buttons, surveillance cameras, intrusion alarms, and much more.

Cadet Program

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 

Safety Escorts

Campus Public Safety provides safety escorts to and from an individual's vehicle, if they are concerned for their safety. To request a safety escort, please contact Campus Public Safety. 

Safe 15

The Campus Public Safety Department offers a Safe 15 course for all COCC faculty and staff members. This course covers 15 college safety tips, in 15 minutes. To schedule a Safe 15 course, please contact the Campus Public Safety Department.

Safe Zone

Safe Zones are confidential and safe environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals. The Safe Zone symbol displayed around the campus identifies individuals who are compassionate, understanding, and committed to helping create an open and accepting environment for all in the COCC community. Several members of the Campus Public Safety Department have attended Safe Zone training and are available to speak with. For more information, please see the Multicultural Department's Safe Zone website.

Lost & Found

If you have lost or located property, please contact the Lost and Found at 541-383-7229. The Lost and Found is located in the Admissions and Records Office in the Boyle Education Center.