A student was surprised by a flat tire on her way to observe an elementary school class. She was more surprised when she was told someone had slashed her tire. “I’m not mad at what happened,” said Kara Klamm, education senior. “I’m just frustrated that someone would think that it’s okay to vandalize someone else’s […]
Burglary is still the most highly reported crime on campus, according to the annual security and fire report. The report, released Sept. 30, is required by The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The act, a consumer protection law passed in 1990, requires all universities that receive federal funding […]
Campus police are asking for students’ help. OCU Police encourage students to be wary and report any suspicious or unknown people seen on campus, Chief Bradd Brown said Monday. “It’s a small community and it is usually pretty easy to tell who doesn’t belong,” Brown said. “We rely on people’s eyes and ears to be […]
Officials are asking for the public’s help locating a 21-year-old OCU student. Dalton Viner was reported missing Sept. 14, according to reports. Viner’s family reported his disappearance to the Midwest City Police Department, according to a Sept. 17 email from university officials. Viner was traveling between his house near campus and his family’s home in Choctaw for […]
(photo courtesy of sanjacsports.com) OCU student Dalton Viner was reported missing Monday according to a Sept. 17 email sent out by university officials. Viner’s disappearance was reported by his family to the Midwest City Police Department, according to the email. “Midwest City is handling the entire investigation, so we’re just cooperating with them,” said Leslie Berger, […]
The police department has a new location on campus. OCUPD moved into their new location at 1635 N.W. 23rd St. Aug. 17. The building has a bulletproof wall in the entryway that was created out of recycled bulletproof vests and a control room with cameras watching over the main campus and the law school. There […]
By Kyle Wallace, staff writer The university police department upgraded its vehicle fleet to improve patrol efforts around campus. The upgrades include two new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoes and a refurbished utility task vehicle. New vehicles were purchased due to rising maintenance costs associated with the older cars and to increase the visibility of the police […]
The OCU School of Law will host an interactive forum discussing citizen’s rights while interacting with police officers, titled “Know Your Rights 101.”
OCU has been named a Certified Healthy Campus by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The program recognizes public and private colleges, universities, and career technology centers that “make a positive impact on the health of their students, employees and visitors.
Students are having to appeal tickets for parking in the wrong spots in on-campus parking lots.Across the campus, there are four small areas reserved solely for visitors to park, as well as a few single spots scattered throughout the area.
The OCU Campus Police Department has released its annual security report. The report includes data of on-campus crime. It states date from 2011 and 2012 for comparison purposes. The report also contains campus policy about sexual harassment, drug and alcohol use, and safety and security procedure. These reports are required to be released annually […]
Methodist Hall’s back doors have been locked for extra security on campus.The doors were locked and the handles removed due to security concerns with people going in through the back doors this summer, said Bradd Brown, chief of university police.
Though Halloween may be a prime time for children, college-age kids at heart still celebrate the ghosts and ghoulies on Oct. 31. Here are some tips for staying safe this weekend.
Police are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a female student on campus.
University officials are releasing few details about a sexual assault reported on campus this weekend.
An active shooter drill happened at 10 a.m. Sept. 18. The drill lasted about 10 minut
Two cars were burglarized Tuesday night in the Cokesbury Clubhouse apartment parking lot.
The OCU police department will be closing Noble Drive and the Draper Drive parking lot from the night of August 17 to the afternoon of August 19. The police department has distributed fliers and sent out emails reminding students, parents, and staff of the closures. Any cars found in the listed areas may be towed […]
The Oklahoma City University police department provides services beyond their duties as law enforcement officers. OCUPD provides safety escorts, vehicular assists and an identification number engraving services for valuable items. To contact the police department for a safety escort or motor assist, call 405.208.5001. If there is an emergency, dial 405.208.5911.
By Matt Patrick, Columnist Students my age may barely remember the events of 12 years ago. Most of us were elementary school students who grew up in one of the most prosperous and peaceful times in American history. The technology boom was creating thousands, if not millions of jobs. The federal budget was balanced. As […]
By Amy Fuhrman, Web Editor NW 27th St. between Indiana Ave. and Kentucky Ave. is closed to both sides of traffic. A block of the street, located behind Jim Wade Stadium, is blocked off by traffic cones. The cones were placed by OCUPD around 2 p.m on Tuesday afternoon. The police force placed the […]
Petit Larceny– Thursday, August 22, 2013, 4:00am; Draper Hall; 13-08-020; Victim: OCU student; Suspect: unknown; Officer Pepper took a report from the victim at the station. The victim locked his bicycle up on the west side of Draper Hall on 8/19/13, and when he returned on 8/21/13 it was gone. His cable lock had been […]
The university’s police department is attempting to become compliant with federal campus safety laws, but their efforts may be too little, too late.
University officials refuse to comply with federal campus safety laws regarding the prompt release of archived crime logs.
University police failed to publish up-to-date crime statistics in the 2012 annual security report by the federally-established deadline.