Public Safety Services
Campus Public Safety (CPS) 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.
CPS 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 Public Safety Officers are members of the Oregon Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) and 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. Additionally, two of our officers are Crisis Intervention Specialists and have received advanced crisis intervention training.
Fire Response & Prevention
CPS Officers have special tools and training to handle vegetation and structure fires. CPS works closely with our local fire agencies to respond to, and prevent, fires on COCC property. CPS is also responsible for fire code compliance on all COCC property.
Life Safety Equipment
CPS 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, CPS 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.
CPS 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.
CPS Officers respond to campus panic alarms, door alarms, intrusion and motion alarms, smoke detector activations, elevator alarms, and fire alarms.
CPS has installed emergency phone towers on our Bend and Redmond campuses. These red towers, if activated, will call the Public Safety Department. Click the link below for a map of tower locations.
Building Access Control
The Campus Public 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.
Public Safety Officers have the authority to enforce all campus policies. Under Oregon Revised Statute 341.300, Public Safety Officers also have the authority to issue citations for parking and traffic offenses and/or impound vehicles (at the vehicle owner's expense).
CPS 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.
Public 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 Public 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 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 CPS questions. For more information, or to schedule a training, please contact us.