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Campus Safety

Security at Owensboro Community and Technical College

Owensboro Community and Technical College is concerned with the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors to all of our locations and strives to provide a safe and secure environment. Assistance is available in reporting criminal activity or accidents on campus.

In Case of Emergency

Call 911 immediately then contact OCTC Public Safety once it is safe to do so.

Contact information for OCTC Security and Business Office

  • OCTC Public Safety  (Main Campus): (270) 852-8977 or (270)316-1660
  • OCTC Public Safety  (Main Campus evenings 4:30 - 9 p.m. M-F): (270)316-3111
  • OCTC Public Safety  (Southeastern Campus): (270) 688-5041
  • OCTC Public Safety  (Downtown Campus): (270) 688-5040
  • Sarah Price, Vice President of Business Affairs: (270) 686-4501

OCTC Contact

Because we are concerned about your safety at all times on our campuses, OCTC will continue to provide information to help you be prepared during emergencies. This includes severe weather and personal safety considerations like a bomb threat or active shooter.

One of the best things you can do is stay aware of campus surroundings and report to OCTC Public Safety or local police anything that seems out of place.

Jeff Hendricks
(270) 852-8977


Current KCTCS students are automatically registered to receive SNAP messages. You will receive phone calls, text messages, and e-mail messages to your registered phone number and KCTCS e-mail address. KCTCS faculty/staff automatically receive an e-mail sent to your KCTCS e-mail address, a text message sent to registered mobile phones, and an audio alert sent to all work extensions (VOIP phones).

SNAP alerts users to:

  • Class cancelations or delays due to weather, power outages, or other unexpected events impacting campus.
  • Severe weather notifications so you can take shelter when a storm hits.
  • Emergency messages when something or someone could be a threat to your personal safety.

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