UC Clermont's Public Safety Officers are part of the University of Cincinnati's Police Department. Their office is centrally located on the first floor of the Snyder building, room S-170. There is normally an officer on duty from 7 a.m.–11 p.m. Hours may vary due to emergency response, officer training, special event coverage, vacations and illness.
Student IDs and Employee IDs
You can upload a photo and have your ID processed by the UC Clermont Keys & ID staff. We will mail cards on a weekly basis to your home address on file in Catalyst. If you have recently changed addresses or phone numbers, now would be a great time to update that information in Catalyst! There is no cost for your first student ID. However, a small fee will apply for replacement IDs.
In order to start the process, please use the following link:
Get My Bearcat Card
You will use your UC username (6+2) and password to access the system after you click on the “get started” button at the bottom of the page. If you have any questions about online photo submission or any difficulties accessing the system, please contact the Keys and Badges office at 513-556-4925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to check your UC email account regularly for updates and contact us if you have any questions 513-556-5400.
Access Control Readers
UC Police/Public Safety coordinates and assists in police, fire and life squad responses to campus emergencies. Public Safety will also take official personal injury, accident and crime reports. The following is a list of procedures to follow for different situations.
During normal hours dial "0" to get the front desk (or 513-556-5400 from outside line), and ask for assistance. After hours call Public Safety by dialing 8-8213 from a UC phone, or 513-558-8213 from an outside line.
You may also email Public Safety at: email@example.com.
From a UC phone: Dial "911" and STAY ON THE LINE. UC Police dispatch will answer your call 24 hours a day. Dialing 9-911, 9-556-1111 or 6-1111 will also put your call into the dispatcher.
From a cell phone or pay phone: Dial 513-556-1111 or just 911, and STAY ON THE LINE. When you dial 911 from a cell phone or public phone, then your call will be answered by the Clermont County 911 operator, not UC.
Fire Alarm Procedure
If you see flames or smoke, pull the nearest fire alarm and exit the building; then call Public Safety/911.
When a fire alarm goes off, evacuate the building through the nearest exit. DO NOT use the elevator! On upper floors, assist any persons in wheelchairs to exit the building. Wait until the "all clear" is given before re-entering the building. In the Peters-Jones Building there is an "Area Of Rescue Assistance" on the second floor. You will find an emergency phone at the top of the stairwell to arrange assistance in evacuating wheelchair bound persons.
Emergency Classroom Procedure
If you are teaching and have an emergency in your classroom (student becomes ill or injured), you should stay with the student. Have someone call 911 or send a student to the red Emergency Phone outside the Library (M-120). This does not require a coin. After completing the 911 call, a student should locate the Public Safety Officer and let him know what happened. After hours, a second student should be sent to watch for the Life Squad to direct them to the classroom.
Officers can help you with a dead battery and try to retrieve your keys if you lock them in your car. Call the UC Clermont College front desk or 513-556-1111 for assistance.
If an accident occurs, call Public Safety so that an officer can respond and prepare an accident report. For auto accidents in the parking lot or driveway, UC Police will provide a report or call outside police agencies as needed. Form A-1352(a) Initial Report on Occupational/Work Related Illness or Injury must be filed if an employee is injured or involved in an accident of any kind (including the parking lot). For employees this is especially important if medical care becomes necessary later. Forms are available in the Business Office and should be returned to them when completed.
Incident Report Procedure
An incident/offense report must be completed only when it involves UC as the victim. An incident/offense report may or may not be completed for incidents/offenses that involve private parties as the victim. We cannot make someone do a report if they do not want to as a private party; it is their choice. If you wish to file a report, notify UC Clermont Public Safety (contact front desk) and an officer will contact you to complete the appropriate forms.
Bad Weather Information
The University of Cincinnati always remains open during normal business hours. However, during periods of severe inclement weather, public emergency or other crisis, the President or a designated officer may announce that some or all of the University's offices and facilities are closed for part or all of a workday. Announcements regarding closures shall be made through the University of Cincinnati e-mail systems, Rave and Local news media: WGUE, WCKY, WKRC, WLW, WLQA, WUBE. The announcements will specify which work units are to be closed. Faculty and staff may call UC Clermont's hotline to hear a recording about any closings and delays.
Lost and Found
All items found in classrooms or public areas should be brought to the Public Safety Office. If you have lost something, come to Public Safety Office to retrieve it or complete this Lost & Found form and someone will be in touch with you.
You may always contact Public Safety for their assistance in locating the proper help. However, the front desk can page maintenance personnel. Dial "0" to contact the front desk and they will relay your concern to the appropriate maintenance staff.
Clermont College Public Safety no longer gives out proximity cards or access. Access is now granted by using your Bearcat Card/UCID. All officers can lock or unlock offices and classrooms as needed, but it is recommended to submit an Access Request.