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C. Emergency Procedures & Reporting Incidents

Reporting of Incidents/Threats

OCU Police will promptly and thoroughly investigate all reports of any crime or incident including threats of (or actual) violence and of suspicious individuals or activities. The identity of the reporting party will be protected to the greatest extent possible.

Anyone determined to be responsible for criminal activity or any other conduct that is in violation of University policies will be subject to prompt disciplinary action, up to and including, suspension or dismissal from the University with the possibility of criminal charges being filed with the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office.

Medical Emergencies

  1. Remain calm and quickly assess the situation.
  2. Call 911 and/or OCUPD (405-208-5911).
  3. OCU Police Department will come to your location to assist you and to assist local emergency responders.
  4. Remain calm and help the victim relax. Try to keep the victim warm and comfortable until experienced medical help arrives.
  5. EMSA or other community emergency responders will come to the University at no charge. The patient is charged only if transported to a local hospital.

Violent Crime

  1. Determine if anyone is injured.
  2. Contact the OCUPD (405-208-5911).
  3. Keep an eye on the suspect, if you can safely do so, and stay on the line with the police dispatcher.
  4. Have witnesses and/or victims remain until the proper authorities arrive.

Non-violent Crime (i.e. Theft, Property Damage, etc.)

  • Contact the OCU Police (405-208-5001).

Bomb Threats

  1. Remain calm, courteous, and professional.
  2. Do not place the caller on hold or attempt to transfer the call.
  3. Allow the caller to complete everything he or she has to say. Never argue with or ridicule the caller. Let the caller know you want to save lives and urge him or her to help you.
  4. Take notes or record the call if possible. When possible, have someone responsible quietly listen in on the conversation if you are unable to record it.
  5. Call the OCU Police (405-208-5911).


If an attempt is verbalized:

  1. Ask the individual why they to commit suicide. If the individual has a specific plan and intends to complete the act of suicide and has the means to do so, contact OCUPD immediately (405-208-5911). Give the dispatcher your location and a brief description of the situation and stay on the line until instructed to hang up. Contact OCUPD if you suspect someone is contemplating suicide.
  2. Continue to engage the individual in conversation. Ask the individual open-ended questions to encourage conversation and offer hope in any way.
  3. Do not provide judgment on the thoughts of the individual and do not label their thoughts or behaviors. Look for anything good in what the individual has to say and repeat it in the form of a question or kind statement.
  4. Stay with the individual until an officer has arrived. Do not transport the individual.

If an attempt is made:

  1. Call the OCUPD (405-208-5911) and provide information to the dispatcher as to location and situation.
  2. Do not transport the individual. Assess the situation and do not proceed in applying first aid if you are untrained or the situation poses a threat to your safety. If it is determined that an ambulance is necessary, please contact 911 or OCUPD inmeditely.
  3. Obtain as much information as possible so you can share with the officer upon arrival.
  4. If the individual has overdosed, attempt to determine what substance was ingested and in what quantity. Do not induce vomiting unless advised by medical personnel.
  5. If the situation allows for you to safely remain with the individual, stay with them until OCUPD arrives. Once the officer has arrived, be on the lookout for the ambulance and direct them to the location.
  6. If the suicide attempt involves a firearm, DO NOT touch or move the weapon unless it is necessary for the safety of you and others.

Seeking support for yourself after providing assistance in these situations may be helpful. Please contact University Counseling at 208-7901 or the Office of Religious Life at 208-5484 to speak with someone about self-care.

Suicide Prevention Resources:

  • Oklahoma’s Community Crisis Connection: 848-2273 (CARE), Statewide: 1-800-273-8255
  • University Counseling: (405) 208-7902

Reporting Missing Students

If a member of the university community has reason to believe that a student who resides on-campus is missing, he or she should immediately notify the OCUPD at 405-208-5911 or 405-208-5001 or the Dean of Students Office at 405-208-7900.

Upon receiving information that a student cannot be located and may be missing, OCUPD officers and Dean of Students will coordinate an investigation which may include the following:

  • Conduct welfare check into the student’s on-campus room, if applicable.
  • Call the student’s cell phone of record.
  • Call known contacts (parents, guardians, coaches, roommates and friends).
  • Review student’s known social media accounts and university email.
  • Call the student’s confidential emergency contact if one has been registered.
  • Contact employers and associates, if known.
  • Contact instructors to ascertain the student’s recent class attendance.
  • If applicable, OCUPD will attempt to locate the student’s vehicle.
  • If applicable, OCUPD can utilize specific law enforcement investigative procedures in cooperation with its partner agency, OCPD.

If the student cannot be located after reasonable efforts, OCUPD will notify the Oklahoma City Police Department no later than 24 hours after the student has been reported missing. Following notification of the appropriate law enforcement authority the University will cooperate in the investigation and aid in locating the missing person.

Click here to visit the OCUPD website.

Click on the “Annual Security Report” to view section "Missing Students" for more information.