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Ozarks Technical Community College is committed to providing the members of the campus community and visitors with the safest and most secure environment possible; however, even the most extensive initiatives cannot succeed without the awareness and cooperation of the community members who study and work on campus.
Developing a safe and secure environment at an academic institution is the responsibility of the entire community - security personnel, faculty, staff and students. Within our community, the OTC Safety and Security department is assigned the primary responsibility of identifying programs, methods and approaches to help the institution maintain a reasonably safe and secure environment.
There is a Safety and Security department office located at each OTC campus and center and can be reached at the following phone numbers, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Springfield campus (417) 447-6911; Richwood Valley campus (417) 447-7861; Table Rock campus (417) 447-8943; Lebanon center (417) 447-6689 and Waynesville center (417) 447-6640. Safety and Security officers are on call 24/7 for any emergency at all campuses and centers when the college is closed. 911 should be called immediately in the event of any emergency threatening life, health or property.
The Safety and Security department has approximately 40 security officers and staff serving the campus community at all five OTC locations. Security personnel are responsible for unlocking and locking campus buildings and performing building inspections for fire and other safety-related problems. Security officers begin securing the doors of the buildings (except those to which access is necessary) in the evening at 8:30 p.m. All buildings are locked between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Security officers walk through selected buildings each evening to check locked office doors and other security related matters; as well as patrol buildings, parking lots and campus grounds.