Safety & Security Department Mission

The Ozarks Technical Community College Safety and Security Department is dedicated to creating a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. This mission is achieved through collaboration with the entire campus community, emphasizing the collective responsibility of security personnel, students, faculty, and staff.

Community Role in Safety

Safety and security at Ozarks Technical Community College are communal responsibilities. The OTC Safety & Security Department leads this effort, implementing programs, methods, and approaches to maintain a secure environment.

Department Overview

The department boasts around 50 officers and staff across six OTC Campus/Center locations. They are tasked with various safety operations, including building access control, routine inspections, and patrolling.

Medical and Emergency Response

All campuses are equipped with first aid kits and Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), checked monthly. Department members are trained to American Heart Association standards for emergency medical responses.

Communication and Dispatch

Dispatchers manage communication channels, including telephones and two-way radios, to coordinate emergency responses. They also monitor weather updates for severe conditions.

Campus Locations and Hours

  • Springfield Campus: 1001 E. Chestnut Expressway, Springfield, MO, Information Commons, Room #208. Contact: 417-447-6911. Operating hours: Mon-Fri 6:00 AM to 12:00 AM, Sat-Sun 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Richwood Valley Campus: 3369 W. Jackson Road, Nixa, MO, Life Science Center, Room #122K. Contact: 417-447-7861. Operating hours: Mon & Wed 6:45 AM to 9:00 PM, Tue & Thu 6:45 AM to 8:00 PM, Fri 6:45 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Table Rock Campus: 10698 Historic Highway 165, Hollister, MO, Robert W. Plaster, Room 207. Contact: 417-447-8943. Operating hours: Mon-Thu 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Fri 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Lebanon Education Center: 22360 Hwy MM, Lebanon, MO, Casey Hall, Room #124. Contact: 417-447-6689. Operating hours: Mon-Thu 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM, Fri 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
  • Waynesville Education Center: 600 GW Lane, Waynesville, MO, Room #119D. Contact: 417-447-6640. Operating hours: Mon-Thu 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM, Fri 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
  • Republic Education Center: 584 W. US Hwy 60, Republic, MO, Room #130. Contact: 417-447-7418. Operating hours: Mon-Thu 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM, Fri 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

OTC Safety & Security Officers are also on call 24/7 for emergencies when the College is closed. To report an emergency that requires or may require police, fire, or EMS personnel to respond, please dial 911 from any campus phone or any outside phone system.

Safety & Security Services

The department provides various services, including:

  • Parking and traffic enforcement
  • Crime prevention patrols
  • Investigations (crime, accidents, injuries)
  • Escorts
  • Lost and found services
  • Vehicle registration
  • Emergency notifications
  • CPR and AED first response
  • Assistance with vehicle issues

Updated: March 3, 2024