Public Safety

In the event of an emergency on either campus call 9-1-1 or 847-635-1888.  

Oakton Community College cares about your safety. Public Safety officers are State-certified and trained to work in partnership with faculty, staff, students and visitors to preserve safety and to enhance the educational experience at Oakton. Public Safety is invested in student success. 

Officers, student cadets and security guards patrol Oakton on foot, bicycle, Segway and by marked vehiicle. Because safety is a vital element of academic success, Public Safety prepares and publishes an annual report of crime and safety programs as required by the Department of Education.

The Department offers a broad range of services designed to keep you safe and to promote a peaceful environment. Our Public Safety officers work closely with the College community and local police districts to patrol both campuses.

We offer a number of resources to keep you informed and alert, including a useful collection of tips on staying safe on campus. In addition, the Department oversees traffic and parking at both the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses.

To report an emergency, call ext. 1888 from either campus. For more information about your security at Oakton, please contact the Department of Public Safety


Safety Ranking
StateUniversity.com, a leading Web site for higher education data, lists Oakton as one of the safest colleges and universities in the United States. The complete rankings of the Safest Schools can be found at www.stateuniversity.com/rank/safety_score_rank.html.