General Security Information
Our department and each officers values your safety while on campus. As a precaution, car doors, office doors, classroom doors, and other areas should be locked and secured when not occupied or scheduled for activities. If anyone suspicious is observed in or around the campus area, contact the Office of Safety and Security immediately. If you find safety hazards that you feel should be addressed immediately, such as a broken chair, an unidentified bothersome smell inside a building, or a trip hazard, please contact our office so that we may investigate the problem.
Request of Identification
No person on University property shall willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of an officer of Safety and Security or any University administrator. Upon the request of any Safety and Security officer or University administrator, proper identification shall be produced.
Student Organizations off Campus
Student organizations participate in workshops, conventions, conferences, etc., off campus at various locations with advisors present. These advisors are required to report any known crimes to the Office of Safety and Security and, in turn, Security will report these crimes to the appropriate law enforcement agency at its discretion.
Security is taken into consideration when any new construction or remodeling projects are undertaken on campus.
Office and Classroom Buildings
Most campus buildings are open between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. At other times, access can be obtained by contacting the Office of Safety and Security. Laboratories are open during posted hours. Approval from the appropriate professor is required for access at any other times. All buildings and facilities are patrolled and monitored by Safety and Security officers on a 24-hour basis. Maintenance and lighting problems are reported to the Physical Plant by the officers. Depending on the criticality, repairs are accomplished on a 24-hour basis.
Recreational Use of OSU-Oklahoma City Property
Riding a motorcycle, motor scooter, roller blades, skateboards or any other recreational item on any sidewalk, pathway or area intended solely for pedestrian use is prohibited. Roller blades, skateboards or any other recreational items are also prohibited in all parking lots, driveways and the Precision Driving Training Course.
Use of land, launching of hot air balloons, use of remote controlled vehicles and flying of model aircraft is also prohibited on OSU-Oklahoma City properties without prior written approval from the vice president of Finance and Operations.
The Agriculture Technologies soccer field, golf course, practice putting green, driving range and pavilion are available for use on a reservation basis only. Use of these facilities is prohibited without prior scheduling. For information on reservations or use please call the Agriculture Technologies Office at (405) 945-3358.
Arrest Authority of Security Personnel
The OSU-Oklahoma City security officers have the arrest powers of a private citizen.
22 O.S. § 202. ARREST BY PRIVATE PERSON
A private person may arrest another:
- For a public offense committed or attempted in his presence.
- When the person arrested has committed a felony although not in his presence.
- When a felony has been committed, and he has reasonable cause for believing the person arrested to have committed it.