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Public Safety

Oakton Community College cares about your security. That's why our Department of Public Safety works around the clock to protect the people and property on our campus.

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, escort you to your car after dark, and more.

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, 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