Safety & Security On Campus
Campus Safety and Klamath Falls Police Department
Oregon Tech and the Klamath Falls Police Department (KFPD) have a long history of coordination and cooperation in responding to crime on campus and areas adjacent to campus.
Any major crime incidents on campus will generally be handled by or include KFPD in cooperation with Campus Safety personnel. As a general operating procedure, KFPD will conduct all investigations and make arrests as the responsible law-enforcement jurisdiction.
Crime Prevention and Education
Campus Safety, staff, faculty and students continually work together on personal safety and preparedness to assist others in time of need. This strategy works. Each individual is responsible for taking basic precautions such as walking in pairs at night or high-risk periods, locking office and car doors and securing personal valuables when unattended. Campus Safety is always available to meet with individuals, groups and clubs to discuss safety, crime-prevention methods and related issues.
Campus Safety actively supports crime prevention through a number of activities. Uniformed officers provide educational talks, workshops and information exchanges throughout the academic year.
Campus Safety personnel provide the following crime-prevention services:
- Daily incident and crime reports
- Crime information and data to local police agencies
- Resident Advisor support
- Orientation programming for new students
When campus crimes occur, Campus Safety will notify the campus community to educate and inform members as a crime deterrent. If you have information or questions, contact Campus Safety at 541.885.1111.
Reporting a Crime
In the event of a crime or emergency, contact Campus Safety at 541.885.0911. This number will reach Campus Safety. Dialing 911 will reach the Klamath County Dispatcher. One or more agencies will respond immediately.
Security of Campus Grounds
The university is strongly committed to campus safety and security. Parking lots, pedestrian walkways, high-traffic areas, buildings, exterior lighting and grounds are checked nightly during routine patrols. Doors are secured each evening. Shrubs, trees and vegetation are trimmed regularly by Facility Services. Members of the campus community are encourage to report all hazards, exterior-lighting deficiencies or grounds problems to Facility Services at 541.885.1690.