About Safety & Security

Safety & Security

The mission of OTC Safety & Security is to provide a proactive program that addresses the safety and security needs of the college.

Ozarks Technical Community College provides non-sworn, unarmed Safety & Security officers on the OTC Springfield Campus located at 1001 E. Chestnut Expressway, Springfield, Missouri,on the OTC Richwood Valley Campus located at 3369 Jackson, Ozark, Missouri and at the OTC Lebanon Center located at 22360 Highway MM, Lebanon, MO 65537.  The Safety & Security Department consists of the Director of Safety & Security, two part-time dispatchers, eight full-time Safety & Security officers and twenty one part-time Safety & Security officers.  All Safety & Security officers are CPR and AED certified.

Safety & Security officers are on the Springfield Campus Monday through Friday 5 am to 2 am, Saturday and Sunday 6 am to 11:30 pm, unless the college is closed.   A Safety & Security officer is on the Richwood Valley Campus Monday through Friday 6:30 am to 11:30 pm, unless the college is closed. A Safety & Security officer is on  the Lebanon Center Monday-Friday 7am-10:30pm, unless the college is closed.  There is a Safety & Security officer on call for emergencies for all campuses and centers when the college is closed.

Springfield Campus Safety & Security is located in Information Commons, Room #208 and can be reached at 447-6911 seven days a week, 24 hours a day.  Richwood Valley Safety & Security can be reached at 447-7860. Lebanon Center Safety & Security can be reached at (417) 447-6689.  911 should be called immediately in the event of any emergency threatening life, health or property.

Local law enforcement agencies investigate all crimes committed on college property with the assistance of OTC Safety & Security.

OTC has partnered with the Springfield, Missouri Police Department to hire off duty, armed, uniformed Springfield Police Officers for the OTC Springfield Campus.  These officers have the same arrest powers and authority as on duty Springfield Police Officers.

Hours off duty Springfield Police Officers are normally on the Springfield Campus are: Monday through Friday (when the college is open) from 9 am to 1 pm & 4 pm to 8pm;  Fridays (when the college is open) 8 am to 1 pm. These hours may change as needed by the college.

Safety & Security, along with the Christian County Missouri Sheriff’s Department, has an office in the Facility Support Center on the Richwood Valley Campus.  The Sheriff’s Department does not have officers on campus on a regular basis.

Some of the services provided by Safety & Security include the following:

• Parking  rules enforcement
• Vehicle registration
• Lost and found
• Emergency notifications
• Escorts
• Shuttle service (fall and spring semesters only)
• Writing reports on vehicle accidents that occur on college property
• Crime preventive foot and vehicle patrols
• Building fire safety inspections on a monthly bases
• First response CPR and AED
• Assistance with unlocking vehicles (People requesting assistance getting into their locked vehicle must sign a disclaimer provided by Safety & Security prior to any service being rendered.  Vehicles with any type of power locks will not be attempted.)
• Assistance with jumping dead vehicle batteries