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About Campus Safety

The Ocean County College’s Safety 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.

Department of Campus Safety and Security

Mission Statement

The mission of the Ocean County College’s Department of Campus Safety 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 Department of Campus Safety 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.”

Core Values

  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Compassion

Campus Safety 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 officer’s are certified in CPR/AED, First Aid, Oxygen and Naloxone Administration and maintain S.O.R.A. 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.

Unbiased Security: 

The Ocean County College Department of Campus Safety and Security will not discriminate in the performance of security duties or delivery of security services, based on personal prejudices or partiality of department personnel toward classes of people based on specified characteristics. Conduct of department personnel wherein all people are treated in the same manner under the same or similar circumstances irrespective of specified characteristics.

Professional Standards

Professional Standards Report 2023

Emergency & Safety Alerts

OCC Students and Employees are encouraged to opt-in to OCC’s emergency alert system “Viking Alert”.  Activate your alerts through your Ocean Connect or visit:

Emergency Help

Emergency call boxes are located in campus buildings and in all parking lots.

More Information

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 is located in Building 30, the Security/Welcome Center at the South end of Lot 1

How to Get a Student ID Card
Students can obtain an ID card at the HUB in the Student Enrollment Building #9. You will need to be enrolled in classes and bring a photo ID.

On select days and times, we can also process new Student ID’s at the Jon & Judith Larson Student Center (Building 8), Security Office.  Please check the door for times that the office is open.

Benefits of Having a Student ID Card

If you or anyone else you know has been the victim or witness to a crime, please contact the Ocean County College, Department of Campus Safety and Security at 732-255-0451.

Other Important Phone Numbers

Toms River Police Department:  732-349-0150

Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office:  732-929-2195

In an emergency, please dial 911


Community Service Officers are OCC students who are CPR certified and provide assistance to our department. Some of the services CSOs provide include:

  • Escorting individuals to and from their vehicle
  • Parking enforcement and perimeter security at special events
  • Monitoring closed circuit television
  • Patrolling the campus on foot ensuring a positive perception of safety and professionalism serving as a visual deterrent to crime and misconduct.

To learn more about CSO opportunities on the OCC Campus, please contact our headquarters at 732.255.0451.

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.

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  • Our bike patrol officers are carefully selected and are required to pass a rigorous in-service training class.  Bicycle patrol officers are an important 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 a variety of public safety and crime prevention operations.  Furthermore, it enables officers to get out of the more traditional patrol car and makes them 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 assigned 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.

In case of emergency, contact the Department of Campus Safety and Security at:


If you are calling from a Campus Phone, please dial:

Extension 2200

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Campus Safety Officer Recruitment

We Want You!

The Department of Campus Safety and Security is looking for motivated individuals to join our team.  You should be responsible, punctual, dependable, ethical, a team player and have good communications skills.

For more information, contact the Department of Campus Safety and Security at 732-255-0451.

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