The security of all members of the campus community at all times is a vital concern at Cincinnati State.

Our on-campus Police Department provides around-the-clock security protection and sponsors ongoing crime-prevention programs. Our extensive security system includes a sophisticated outdoor lighting system, telephones in all classrooms, and outdoor emergency telephones. These systems, and more, help provide an environment that is safe and secure.

Public Safety Reports (Clery Report)

Sex Offender Information

The Cincinnati State Campus Police Department, in accordance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, provides the link to the State of Ohio Attorney General’s Electronic Sex Offender Registration and Notification (eSORN) website in an effort to afford the College community the opportunity to be aware of the condition of their environment concerning known sex offenders. Since Cincinnati State serves the tri-state area, links to sex offender registries in Kentucky and Indiana are also provided.

The intent of this information is public safety and awareness and information is made available to alert possible victims of potential danger, not to punish or embarrass offenders. This information is not to be used in any other fashion or for any other purpose.
 

Monthly Crime Log

The Cincinnati State daily and monthly crime log is available for public viewing in the Cincinnati State Police Department, Room 147 Main Building (Clifton Campus), Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Copies can be made, free-of-charge, in the Police Department.

To Report a Crime on Campus

Crimes in progress
If you see a crime in progress, call Campus Police at (513) 569-1558. Provide as much information as possible, and stay on the line until the Campus Police representative advises it is okay to disconnect.

Crimes that have already occurred
Report all crimes to Campus Police at (513) 569-1558 as soon as possible, and provide as much information as possible. Do not touch anything that may have been used in or during a crime.

To report a fire:

In case of a fire, alert persons in your immediate area, activate the fire alarm as soon as possible, and evacuate the facility. Avoid personal injury and excessive risks. Call Campus Police at (513) 569-1558 and advise them of the location of the fire. Do not re-enter the building until advised to do so by Fire Department or Campus Police personnel.

To report a medical emergency:

Call Campus Police at (513) 569-1558 and provide your name, phone number, and location of the medical emergency. Provide as much information as possible. Stay on the line until the Campus Police representative advises it is okay to disconnect.

Campus Police personnel will respond to the scene and make all necessary contact with the Cincinnati Fire Department.

Crime Prevention

On Clifton Campus, 24 emergency blue light telephones are located throughout campus, primarily in the parking garages and areas adjacent to parking lots. These phones are easily recognized by the blue light atop each phone. The phones are intended to increase the safety of the campus community and provide a quick and easy way to report emergencies to Campus Police.

  • Push the “Help” or “Info” button to be automatically connected to the Campus Police Department.
  • Use these phones to report emergencies, crimes, or suspicious activities, or to request motorist assistance or escort services.
Campus Assistance

Motorist Assistance

The Campus Police Department offers limited assistance with routine vehicle problems such as dead batteries and keys locked in cars. This service is available to individuals parked on Cincinnati State property.

To request assistance, call (513) 569-1558, or use the “Info” button on one of the blue light emergency telephones located on Clifton Campus.

Motorist assistance is free and is available 24 hours a day to all Cincinnati State students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Parking Information

Campus Escort Service

The escort service provided by the Campus Police Department is designed to enhance safety and peace of mind for anyone who feels unsafe while walking alone on campus.

To request an escort, call the Campus Police at (513) 569-1558, or use the “Info” button on any of the Blue Light Emergency Telephones located on Clifton Campus.

The Escort Service is free and is available 24 hours a day to all Cincinnati State students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Locker Assistance

Campus Police offers locker assistance to faculty, staff, and students who have forgotten their lock combination or lost their keys.

Requests for locker assistance should be made at the Campus Police Department, Room 147, Main Building, or by calling (513) 569-1558.

This assistance often requires cutting the lock off of the locker. A signed release form is required before any lock is cut off of a locker.

Campus Police does not assign use of a locker. Any open locker is available for use by students, faculty, and staff on a first-come, first-served basis. The user is required to provide a combination or key lock.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found is located in the Student Activities Office, ATLC 204.

Inquire about lost property by visiting Student Activities ATLC 204 Monday & Tuesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or calling (513) 569-5747.

Identification must be provided to retrieve lost property. Property is kept for 30 days; items not claimed after 30 days are discarded.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Notification

In the event of an emergency on campus, the College uses multiple methods to notify the campus community and general public about the nature of the emergency, how to respond, class or event cancellations, and campus closures. 

These methods include the local news media, the College’s website, the CallCommand emergency notification system, College email, public overhead announcements, and on-the-ground public safety personnel. Information about campus emergencies and closures also can be accessed via the College’s main phone number at (513) 569-1500.

Cincinnati State policy on weather-related closing or delay

Emergency Preparedness Planning

Creating and maintaining a safe and secure campus environment is a commitment and responsibility shared by everyone at Cincinnati State. Pre-emergency planning by College community members is a critical part of emergency planning. Members must know what to do in advance of an emergency, whom to call for assistance, and where to obtain required services and supplies. To familiarize yourself with College procedures and safety information, review Cincinnati State’s comprehensive guide for emergency response procedures and safety information.

Contact Us

If you have questions about any of the safety reports or information, contact the Cincinnati State Police Department: