Campus Safety Team 2022

Partners for a Safe Campus

The Campus Safety department administers the university's security and parking programs. The department promotes security on Oregon Tech campuses through emergency and non-emergency response services, problem solving, and enforcement of appropriate laws, rules, and regulations. The Campus Safety department also provides service functions such as crime prevention and crime reporting programs.

Campus Safety’s Priorities

Oregon Tech Campus Safety on the Klamath Falls campus is committed to our community. In the wake of recent health concerns worldwide and at Oregon Tech, this gives the Campus Safety department and its officers an opportunity to assure our community that we are on the job. Oregon Tech Campus Safety operations will continue to serve and protect persons and property on our campus.

The following are ways that Campus Safety serves and protects our community.

  1. Patrol all Campus Properties
    • Foot Patrols: Campus Safety officers walk the campus grounds. Foot patrols include all campus buildings with checks of the inner campus locations. The patrol officers will make sure that buildings are unlocked at the appropriate times and that buildings are secure when required. The officers will also make sure that there are no obvious structural or mechanical issues with each building as they make their way through. These patrols also include checks on faculty and staff office areas, classrooms, and labs for security and safety priorities.
    • Vehicle Patrols: Campus Safety officers will also patrol Oregon Tech properties by patrol vehicle. The focus of these vehicle patrols is to make sure that there are no issues off the main roadways, inner campus roadways parking lots, and extended university boundaries. These patrols will confirm that Oregon Tech’s employees, students, and staff along with personal and state properties are safe and in good working order respectively.
  2. Calls for Assistance/Service
    • If you are in need of assistance while you are on campus, please do not hesitate to call the Campus Safety officer on duty. This can be done by dialing the officer cell phone at 541.891.2143. The officer carries this phone while on shift at all times. The officer on duty will answer the phone 24/7.
    • Rest assured that if your call is of a critical nature, the Campus Safety officer on duty will make sure that appropriate agencies are contacted for appropriate responses as well. This response can include but not be limited to the Klamath Falls police department for criminal activity, the Klamath County Fire District #1 for a fire, injury, or severe illness.
    • If you are a student and need someone to talk to, please consider calling the Campus Safety officer on duty. You can reach out 24/7 by the officer cell phone. That number, again, is 541.891.2143. The officer will listen to you and provide resources for you to connect with. If you just want to talk, they are a great sounding board for you.
    • If you have a concern for a person or issue on campus that needs the attention of the on duty officer, please do not hesitate to call. Examples of concern could include a friend that is sick or is having a hard time coping, a suspicious person seen on campus, a motor vehicle accident, or the smell of or even sight of smoke, call the officer on duty for assistance.
    • If you lock yourself out of your vehicle or even need a jump-start at any hour, call the Campus Safety officer on duty for assistance.
    • If you would like a transport from one location on campus to another or for someone to walk with you after dark (or for extenuation circumstances), contact the officer on duty. The officer will make sure that you arrive at your destination on campus, safely.

Report a Crime/Emergency

Emergency: 911

or 541-885-0911
Non-Emergency:

541-885-1111

2022 Safety Reports

Campus Safety is committed to assisting all members of the Oregon Tech community in providing for their safety and security. Annual security and fire safety reports, by campus location, are made available online. The annual security and fire safety report for the 2021 calendar year is available here.

Safety Services (click to learn more)

Klamath Falls

Campus Safety patrol officers are available 24/7 for any concern, including disability issues that need immediate resolution or assistance. A “Night Ride” assistance program is also available 24/7 for any person that needs an escort from one area to another on campus.

Training & Presentations

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Senior Patrol Officer Chris Bowman, of the Campus Public Safety Department and certified instructor in ALICE training, will be hosting several FREE campus community trainings. The topics will include self-defense and active shooter response.  Please make it a point to attend one of these sessions.  You may either sign up with officer Bowman by emailing your chosen training and date to christopher.bowman@oit.edu or stop by a training on the day.  All training sessions are approximately 2 hours in length.  Scheduled trainings will be listed below.

ATTENTION CAMPUS COMMUNITY

FREE TRAININGS OFFERED BY CAMPUS SAFETY

Senior Patrol Officer Chris Bowman of the Campus Public Safety Department will be hosting several FREE campus community trainings in Klamath Falls during fall term 2022 covering the following topics:

  • Active Shooter Response (with assistance periodically from Officer Alaura Boynton, Campus Safety)
  • Safe Winter Driving
  • Self-Defense / Personal Defense
Active Shooter Training

– Learn tips and techniques to keep you and others safe during an active shooter incident. Officer Bowman will cover Oregon Tech’s methodology of run, hide and counter, as well as reviewing active shooter characteristics and previous active shooter incidents. And at the end, if the participants want, Officer Bowman will run practice drills where he plays the bad guy and you can take him down!

Self-Defense Training

– Learn tips and techniques to keep yourself save in a variety of situations. Learn not only hands on techniques, but also how to avoid potentially hazardous situations

Safe Winter Driving

– Learn the proper way to navigate the roadways during winter driving conditions. Officer Bowman will also cover what to take with you on a trip during winter and how to avoid problems associated with winter driving before hitting the road! 


Please make it a point to attend any of the trainings that interest you!!  Come to the training on the date you desire or RSVP with Officer Bowman at christopher.bowman@oit.edu to let him know which training you’ll attend!!  We look forward to seeing you at a training!!

 ***PLEASE NOTE:  THESE TRAININGS ARE ON THE MAIN CAMPUS IN KLAMATH FALLS***

  • Thursday, October 20th – 1pm to 3pm –Active Shooter Training - Mt. McLoughlin, CU
  • Friday, October 28th - 2pm to 4pm - Self-Defensive Training - Mt. McLoughlin, CU
  • Tuesday, November 8th – 3pm to 5pm - Active Shooter Training – Dow Room E237
  • Wednesday, December 7th - 2pm to 4pm - Safe Winter Driving - Mt. McLoughlin, CU

SEE ALL OF YOU THERE!

 

Any questions or concerns, reach Officer Bowman by email at christopher.bowman@oit.edu or by phone at 541-885-1005