About the Owens Department of Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is committed to providing a safe environment for the entire College community.

Department of Public Safety personnel control College traffic, patrol all campus parking areas, buildings and grounds, respond to reports of criminal and suspicious activity, emergency medical and fire situations, recover lost and found articles, assist with vehicle jump-starts, lockouts and minor mechanical failures.

The Toledo-area Campus Department of Public Safety operates 24 hours, seven days a week. The Findlay-area Campus Department of Public Safety operates during all open campus hours.

The staff includes full-time police officers and full-time dispatchers. Police officers are certified, trained and sworn through the Ohio Peace Officer Training Council with full law enforcement authority. Each officer receives specialized training (ASP Tactical Baton, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI), defensive tactics, and aerosols) to assist in the completion of their duties and all officers are trained in CPR and First Aid. Additionally, police officers must qualify with their firearm annually.