Campus Security and Public Safety Department
The Ocean County College Security Department works with the Toms River Police Department to safeguard and serve the college community. Our campus is patrolled 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The mission of the Ocean County College Security Department is to support the educational mission of the College by promoting safety, providing a variety of emergency services, and working in collaboration with the entire College and the community. The Security Department will partner with students, faculty, staff, and visitors to provide a safe and secure learning environment. The goal is to deliver high-quality, professional, efficient, and consistent safety services to the campus and to proactively build and strengthen specialized partnerships that engage the community through education and awareness to reduce crime.
“Professionally and compassionately providing a safe learning environment.”
Campus Security works with the Toms River Police to safeguard and serve the college community. Our campus is patrolled twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Officers respond to emergencies, regulate the flow of traffic and enforce parking regulations and college policies. Our officers are certified in CPR/AED, First Aid, Oxygen, and Naloxone Administration and maintain SORA certifications. The officer’s also receive training through the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, and various other State and Local Agencies.
Emergency & Safety Alerts
OCC students and employees are encouraged to opt-in to our emergency alert system, Viking Alert. Activate your alerts through Ocean Connect or on the Viking Alert system.
Emergency call boxes are located in campus buildings and all parking lots.
From On Campus: General information 2170, Emergency 2200
From Off Campus: General information 732-255-0451
Hours: Open 24 hours per day
Location: Our headquarters are in Building 30, the Security/Welcome Center at the South end of Lot 1.
- Fire Hydrant Locations (PDF)
- AED Locations (PDF)
- EvacuTrac Locations (PDF)
- Parking Lot Emergency Call Box Locations
- Emergency Procedures (PDF)
- Campus Security Authority Reporting Form
- Please complete a Campus Security Authority report if you become aware of any unreported crimes. Completing the form will take only a few minutes, and your assistance will support the College in maintaining compliance with this federal law. If you have any questions regarding reporting obligations, please get in touch with the Director of Campus Safety and Security at 732-255-0451 or extension 2543.
- Submit the completed report to the Director of Campus Safety and Security at email@example.com.
How to Get a Student ID Card
Mon, Tues, & Thurs: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Fridays: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Benefits of Having a Student ID Card
The mission of the Safety Committee is to promote a safe and secure College environment conducive to education by fostering a strong awareness of safety/security and reducing or eliminating crime, accidents, injuries, and illnesses throughout Ocean County College.
Our bike patrol officers are carefully selected and must pass a rigorous in-service training class. Bicycle patrol officers are an essential component of this department’s strategy for accomplishing its public safety objectives due to their mobility, stealth, and increased visibility, as well as their ability to facilitate various public safety and crime prevention operations. Furthermore, it makes officers more available to members of the campus community. Officers assigned to Bike Patrol perform the same duties as officers assigned to vehicle patrol. Officers on bikes are assigned patrol areas and answer calls. Our bike officers have repeatedly demonstrated their value as a rapid response resource at sporting events, medical emergencies, and numerous other special events on campus.