Crime Prevention

  • Our philosophy and mission are focused on prevention of crime. Each crime prevented is important to us. We do this through regular vehicle, bicycle and foot patrols on campus, but more importantly, we work to inside patrol carprevent crime through educational efforts.

  • Police Services and Emergency Management are partnered with other campus offices to provide relevant and meaningful programs and presentations to students, faculty, staff and others. We can custom-tailor a program to meet your group's needs. Topics include but are not limited to alcohol education, sexual assault prevention and response, property-theft prevention, identify theft prevention and any other topic that is within our resources to provide. For more information or to request a program please contact Assistant Chief Ted Jones or any other police staff person by calling 405-974-2345 or stop by our offices during regular business hours.



Community Policing

  • Community policing is a philosophy that is founded on a partnership between the police and the community they serve. While many municipal police agencies have adopted community policing, most campus police departments, including UCO, have operated under a philosophy founded on community policing for many decades.

  • The most important element in the partnership is accessibility by the community to police officers to discuss problems before they emerge so that remedies can be identified and implemented. To do this our police staff work as visibly as possible on foot and on bicycle patrol to help stimulate contact and conversation. Taking this a step further, we have divided our campus into six operations zone or "beats" and have assigned on police officer responsibility as a primary non-emergency contact in these areas. The Annual Security Report available on the UCO web site includes a map of these police beats and contact information for the each officer assigned. These officers proactively spend time in their beats on foot and on bike contacting students, faculty and staff to help keep our campus safe and secure.