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Newark Campus Public Safety

Newark Campus Public Safety

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The vision of the Newark Campus Public Safety Department is to provide a safe and secure campus that demonstrates openness, trust, honesty and integrity and respects differences in ideas, cultures and lifestyles. These same qualities will be reflected in the department's leadership, personnel, programs and services, and its image, both on and off campus. The Newark campus is committed to providing a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and guests of the campus.  

The mission of Newark Campus Public Safety Department is to ensure a safe and secure, and orderly campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors at the Newark c ampus, thereby contributing toward a positive learning environment.

We continually evaluate existing programs and look for new ways to maintain and improve campus security. While we attempt to provide the most secure surroundings possible, all students, employees and visitors must take responsibility for their own personal safety when visiting the campus. The vast majority of crimes committed on our property are crimes against property, not people. Often, the thief simply walks off with unsecured property. Don't leave personal items unattended. We need your cooperation and assistance to accomplish this task. As a first step, take the time to examine the information on this web page. Review the information carefully and take advantage of the many safety programs offered by the campus.

As a campus, we will do our best to provide you with a safe learning, working and living environment; however we need your help. Let's work together to make the Newark campus "Safe for All."

Newark Campus Public Safety

Conta ct S e curity
Emergency Cancellation Number
(740) 755-7193

Office Information
Warner Center, Room 105
(740) 366-9237
Newark Campus Public Safety provides this information as part of Newark campus' commitment to campus safety and security and in compliance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, 1990.

Public Safety recognizes and supports, in action and in spirit, the mission of the Newark campus. We continually strive to improve the quality of service the campus community receives. We actively investigate problems and incidents and search for positive solutions that will support a sense of security throughout the campus.

PublicSafety_2018_Bill_lr.jpgThe campus security officers support and get assistance for individuals who have been victims of crime. Officers also secure buildings and property, and monitor the activity of all individuals.

The Public Safety Office works closely with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies regarding the reporting and investigation of crime Students, faculty and staff must respond to reasonable requests of security officers in the exercise of their duties to provide a safe and secure campus. Failure to be cooperative may result in campus disciplinary action.

Reporting to the Office of Facilities Planning and Operations of the Newark campus, the department is staffed by 4 full-time officers and 3 part-time officers who have full security authority. In addition to full-time security officers, Public Safety employs a modest student security staff that provides services for the university community. The members of this unit do not have statutory arrest powers, but work to assist with security matters. The department provides key control and ID issue for faculty and students, security; and also regulates parking and traffic, campus escort service, and motor vehicle services.

Public Safety Officers patrol the campus 24 hours each day using marked security cars, golf cart, and foot patrols. All security officers are unarmed and receive training in the use of force. Officers do not have arrest powers, however, when a situation warrants they can be in touch with the Newark Police, Ohio State Police or Sheriff's Dept. within minutes.

University Public Safety works in conjunction with the Newark Police Department through a mutual aid agreement. Newark Campus Public Safety cooperates with all local law enforcement authorities, state authorities and federal authorities in the exercise of its responsibilities. It is the policy of Public Safety to encourage accurate and prompt reporting of all crime to the appropriate agency.

​​​Newark Campus Public Safety Contact I nformation
 Public Safety Office - 740-366-9237
Warner Center, R oom #105
Email: safety@cotc.edu
Emergency Cancellation Number 740-755-7193

Emergency - Police/Fi re/Medical - 911
State  Highway Patrol - 740-587-0786
Licking County Sheriff - 740-670-6555
Poison Control Center - 800-222-1222
The Office of Student Support Services is responsible for on-campus student disciplinary proceedings. Newark Campus Public Safety and the Office of Student Support Services work collaboratively to resolve incidents of student misconduct that violate University policy and procedures.

Newark Campus Public Safety investigates incidents of a criminal nature with assistance provided from Newark Police Department, Licking County Sheriff's Department, Ohio State Patrol, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Newark campus maintains an open campus environment and encourages the community to participate in activities that are open to the public. However, the University reserves the rights to restrict unauthorized persons from its grounds when appropriate.

Emergency Pro ced ures

​​​Power OutageTornado WarningFlood and Water Damage
ExplosionsBuilding EvacuationFire
Chemical SpillBomb Threats & Suspicious Objects Bomb Threat Data Card
Campus Crisis/Media ContactCrime Prevention​​Medical Emergency


Newark Campus Active Shooter Response:

The threat of an active shooter on College Campuses is an eventuality most Public Safety Departments would rather not contemplate. The Public Safety Department at OSU-N and COTC have practiced cooperation with the Newark Police Department, Licking County Sheriff’s Office, The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Licking County Emergency Management, Newark Division of Fire and rescue, and the Department of Homeland Security.  The plan involves what our response will be in the event of an active shooter, but what should you do in the event you hear gunfire on campus?

At the beginning of the incident, you need to consider if you will flee your classroom or chose to hide from the active shooter.  Always know the quickest route of exit from your building and should you decide to run from the building, do it without hesitation. O nce you have made a successful evacuation of the building continue to flee the area until you have arrived at a point as far from your building as possib le. If you decide to hide from the shooter, consider your ability to lock yourself into your classroom. Think about what your response will be if the shooter finds you. Are you going to submit or resist the shooter? How will you resist?  Should you decide to hide please contact Public Safety at 740.366.9237 from the telephone in your room and report the incident and the decision you have made to remain in your classroom. For fire safety reasons you should always know the quickest route out of your classroom. It is recommended that you know at least two routes of escape and this is especially a good idea in the event of an active shooter. Your route of escape could be blocked by the shooter. It is very important to report any suspicious activity on campus to Public Safety. Be aware of your surroundings. Above all, do not panic and be confident that help is on the way

Crime Bulletins, Clery and Fire Reports

Reporting Crime or Other Serious Incidents

*THERE ARE NO CRIME OR HEALTH ALERT BULLETINS AT THIS TIME.*

Crime has no respect for individuals. It flourishes in communities, which are inattentive or apathetic in their approach to crime. Every member of the university community has a responsibility to contribute to the well being of the community. No single group or organization can possibly prevent crime on behalf of all. Therefore, it is incumbent on each of us to participate in crime prevention efforts. This can be accomplished by being aware of our surroundings, by reporting criminal or suspicious activity and getting involved n University sponsored crime prevention programs. Crime prevention, to be fully effective, requires active participation, cooperation and the development of partnerships within the University community. Crime prevention begins with you. By working together, we can help to ensure a safe and secure environment.

Additional Crime Documents




Drug & Alcohol Abuse

Policy for a Drug- Free School and Campus

Campus Safety and Security  Resources

Security Programs, Crim e Bulletins, and Sexual Assault