The OSU-Cascades Department of Public Safety provides campus security services to the campus. The Department of Public Safety has the authority to ask persons for identification and to determine whether individuals have lawful business at OSU-Cascades, and may make a citizen’s arrest. All criminal matters are referred to the City of Bend Police Department. Law enforcement services are provided by the City of Bend Police Department which has complete police authority to apprehend and arrest anyone involved in illegal acts on-campus. If minor offenses involving university rules and regulations are committed by a university student, the student may also be subject to disciplinary action by the OSU-Cascades campus in consultation with the OSU Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

Major offenses such as rape, murder, aggravated assault, robbery, arson and auto theft are reported to the City of Bend Police Department which is deployed to investigate these serious felony crimes.

OSU-Cascades has the ability to and does consult with OSU Police Department and OSU Department of Public Safety on police and safety issues as needed.

By mutual agreement with state and federal agencies, the OSU Police Department maintains an NLETS terminal (National Law Enforcement Telecommunications Network) and has access to the Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS) administered by the Oregon State Police. Through this system, OSU police personnel can access information contained on state and the National Crime Information Center which is a Federal law enforcement database. These computer databases are used for accessing criminal history data, nationwide records, driver/vehicle identification information, as well as other local, state and federal law enforcement information.

The university boundaries are in Bend, Oregon and are limited to the buildings controlled by OSU-Cascades. All crime victims and witnesses are strongly encouraged to immediately report crimes to the OSU-Cascades Department of Public Safety at (541)-322-3110 or the City of Bend Police Department (541) 693-6911. Prompt reporting will assure timely warning notices on-campus and timely disclosure of crime statistics.