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Congrats Chief Pyle and 5 Ways OCUPD Makes Life on Campus Better

Chief Rusty Pyle is sworn in as new OCU Police Chief by President Martha Burger
Chief Rusty Pyle is sworn in as new OCU Police Chief by President Martha Burger

Rusty Pyle was sworn in as the OCU Police Chief at a pinning ceremony on July 17. Chief Pyle has led the department on an interim basis for the last several months and officially became chief effective July 1. 

Chief Pyle said he is committed to serving the campus community and working to give students a safe place to live and learn.

The OCUPD offers many services to students, faculty, and staff. 

Here’s the Top 5 we think can make your life on campus better:

1. Safety Escorts

The Oklahoma City University Police Department offers safety escorts 24/7 for any student or employee who would like a police officer to walk them to their vehicle or across campus. Escorts also are available to approved apartments located near the campus. Just call 405.208.5001 to request an escort.  
  

2. Rave Guardian App

The OCUPD offers the Rave Guardian App for students, faculty, and staff. Users simply set up an account and then gain access to a one-button call to campus police complete with GPS tracking, the ability to keep friends and family apprised of your location, and the ability to set a safety timer that will alert campus police in the event a user doesn’t arrive at their set  destination as planned.  Sign up at Rave Guardian for iPhone or Rave Guardian for Android.

3. Vehicle Assistance  

The OCUPD offers quick help for car trouble on campus. Services include battery jumps, vehicle unlocks, flat tire assistance and gasoline if you find your tank completely empty. 

4. Safety Patrols

The university police department regularly patrols the campus and offers 24/7 protection to OCU.

5. Student Commitment

OCU officers host several informational and educational programs for students during the academic year. Officers also are always happy to answer questions or chat with students about any safety concerns. 


President Martha Burger, Chief Rusty Pyle and Vice President for Human Resources Joey Croslin at Pyle's Pinning Ceremony
President Martha Burger, Chief Rusty Pyle and Vice President of Human Resources Joey Croslin at Pyle's Pinning Ceremony