Police Department  
Never Walk Alone

On-campus safety escorts are available 24 hours a day, year-round.

Off-campus safety escorts to designated locations are available at scheduled intervals during the evening:

Monday through Friday: 9:15 PM, 10:15 PM, 11:15PM, and 12:15 PM.

Please call the OCU Police dispatch at 405-208-5001 (on-campus ext. 5001) to request an escort the dispatcher will then instruct you where to meet the officer.

We recommend the following tips when out in public.

You should:

  • Choose open, well-lit and well traveled areas.
  • Travel with a friend or in a group.
  • Avoid dark, vacant, or deserted areas.
  • When walking you should walk facing traffic.
  • Be cautious of drivers who stop to talk to you.
  • Dress in clothes and shoes which won't hamper movement.
  • If you sense trouble: move away from the potential threat if possible. Join any group of people nearby.
  • Cross the street and increase your pace.
  • If a threatening situation is imminent and people are close by, yell, scream, or make a commotion in any way you can to get their attention. Remember: if you yell "help," people tend to leave you and go to get help. If you yell "fire," people will often come towards you.
  • Go into an open business or campus facility.
  • Call 5911 from a safe location on campus, or 911 off campus by cell phone or at any pay telephone.
  • BE ALERT AND AWARE of your surroundings! Giving the appearance of not paying attention and not being alert is what offenders look for in a victim.
  • NEVER HITCHHIKE!
  • Always tell someone where you'll be and what time you are going to return.
  • Do not wear headphones while walking or jogging.
  • Do not read while walking or standing on the street.
  • TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS: If something "feels wrong", something probably is wrong.