Occidental College is concerned about the safety and security of all members and guests of the campus community and is committed to providing a safe and secure environment.
The College enjoys a park-like setting; however, we are ever mindful of our location in a major metropolitan area. We realize we are not isolated from crime and are proactive in our efforts at crime prevention.The Campus Safety Department prepares this publication to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The full text is also located on our website www.oxy.edu/CampusSafety.xml. Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to the Campus Safety Department, designated College officials, and the Los Angeles Police Department. These statistics may also include crimes that have occurred in private residences or businesses within the Safety Escort Program zone. A printed copy of the Guide to Campus Safety is available upon request to the Director of Campus Safety.
Although we have been fortunate in not experiencing a significant number of serious crimes, some incidents have taken place. To prevent such occurrences, a competent Residence Education and Housing Services staff, a professionally trained Campus Safety force, faculty, staff, and students themselves take responsibility for contributing to a safe environment. The Occidental College campus consists of more than 50 academic, athletic, business and residential structures and parking lots/structures as well as five sports fields, situated on 123 acres in the Eagle Rock community of the City of Los Angeles. The College leases a storefront at 2106 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles that serves the community as the Urban Environmental Policy Institute.
Students, faculty and staff should always carry College identification when on campus. A special ID is available to alumni for a small fee. Identification checks are required for admission to the library and athletic facilities as well as to most campus events. Campus Safety maintains a cooperative relationship with the Los Angeles Police Department, Northeast Division and calls upon them for support when the need arises.
Campus Safety Officers
The Campus Safety Department provides safety, security and emergency response services for the College 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by 14 full-time, unarmed, uniformed officers and the director of Campus Safety. Officers are on duty patrolling the campus and are able to respond quickly to those needing assistance. Typical patrols are carried out on foot, bicycle or in marked Campus Safety department patrol vehicles.
The arrest powers of Campus Safety officers are found in the California Penal Code, Section 834. All full-time Officers are registered with the California Department of Justice, Division of Consumer Affairs as security officers and have completed as a minimum, California Penal Code 832 and 832.3 training as prescribed by P.O.S.T. specifications. Several full-time officers are graduates of police academies. All officers have first aid/responder, CERT, CPR and proper use of PR-24 baton certification. On-going training at least once a month is mandatory for all full-time Campus Safety officers.
Campus Safety staff is augmented by a cadre of well-trained on-call officers who assist with College events and other special assignments. Student staff provides safety escorts and office support. The department also employs a broad array of electronic devices including video recording, fire alarms, intrusion alarms, card access systems and blue-light emergency phones; which are located throughout the campus. All incoming calls to Campus Safety are electronically logged and recorded.
A procedure is in place that allows for complaints or commendations to be filed concerning Campus Safety officer response. Forms are available in the Campus Safety office, Human Resources and the Student Activities Center. Campus Safety maintains a cooperative relationship with the Los Angeles Police Department, Northeast Division and calls upon them for support when the need arises.
Please click here for a downloadable copy of a Guide To Campus Safety.
- Service Line:
- Emergency Line:
(323) 259-2511 or dial 5 from any campus phone
Facilities Management Building, 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041