A 24/7 service provided to students, faculty and staff by the University Police. The aim of this service is to help people feel comfortable when moving to their cars or between buildings on campus.
Requesting this service is easy:
- Go to the SafeWalk phone located in most campus buildings. Pick up the handset and push the button. You will hear what sounds like a telephone ringing, and then the Police dispatcher will answer, "UCO Police, how may I help you?" (A request can also be made in person at the University Police building or from any phone by calling 405-974-2345.)
- Tell the dispatcher your name and location.
- Wait for a member of the University Police to arrive at your location.
Note : This service is not for medical transport. Policy dictates that we are not able to transport anyone to the OU Physicians Health & Wellness Clinic or anywhere else for any medical needs. This also includes individuals with walking assistance devices (crutches etc.). For transports of that nature you will need to contact Disability Services at 974-2516.
If you have a medical emergency please call 9-1-1
The SafeWalk system can also be used to report suspicious activity, or to request assistance for any reason. When the University Police receives a call, but gets no response, "Caller ID" tells us where the call came from and we will dispatch an officer to do a welfare check on that area.
SafeWalk is typically staffed by community service (student) officers, but when necessary, a uniformed police officer will provide the service. SafeWalks may be done on foot, by golf cart or when available a police patrol unit.
There are some limitations to this service:
- We cannot offer this service outside our campus borders, but we will take you as far as a campus boundary and visually observe you for as long as it is possible.
- We also ask that you be patient and be prepared to remain at your starting location until a staff person can arrive. We have to constantly balance campus service needs and will respond as quickly as we can unless there is an emergency elsewhere on campus.
- This is not a transportation service, it is a service intended to make people feel comfortable on campus. Please do not request a safe walk just because of inclement weather.
If you have questions about SafeWalk please contact the University Police at 405-974-2345.