Safety & Security

Getting a Life. Changing. Education Should Be a Safe Experience. And We Intend to Keep it That Way.

Keeping Indian Hills students, faculty and staff safe is our No. 1 priority. That’s why we don’t just react to crime – we prevent it.

Local law enforcement support. Ottumwa Campus Security. Outdoor lighting. Security locks. Annual security reporting. Indian Hills Community College security officers. Crime-reporting faculty. Bystander intervention training, and you!

That’s right. No matter how many safety and security measures we take, we encourage you to stay alert too.

IHCC Emergency Response Plan

Emergency Reference Guide

Is Something Strange or Dangerous Happening on Campus? Tell Us!

If you see something, say something! It’s the best way to help us keep you safe.

Call 911


Ottumwa & North Campus Security

(641) 683-5300

Centerville Local Police

(641) 437-7100

Report Student Conduct
or Concerning Behavior
Report Student Conduct or
Concerning Behavior Anonymously


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Indian Hills Alert

Stay informed and always know when a cancellation or delay occurs with Indian Hills Alert! Indian Hills Alert is the emergency notification system of Indian Hills Community College. Learn more here, or just sign up now with the button below.

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The Clery Act - What does it mean for you?

It means you have a right to know about recent crime statistics related to your school’s campus or the city where your school is located. But don’t let that scare you. If you click on this year’s report below, you’ll see it’s also a good way to share prevention tips and explain our safety and security measures.


2020 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report 

2017-19 Drug & Alcohol Prevention Program Biennial Review 

We share statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Indian Hills Community College; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. We also included detailed institutional policies concerning campus security, confidential reporting procedures and related safety issues.

So who is responsible for reporting any crimes for this report?

  • Indian Hills security officers
  • Centerville and Ottumwa campus Student Activities Coordinators
  • Ottumwa campus Athletic Director
  • Centerville and Ottumwa campus Directors of Housing
  • Associate Dean of Student/Academic Services
  • Dean of the Centerville campus
  • Director of Student Health Services
  • Centerville and Ottumwa campus athletic coaching staff members


Questions or Concerns? Don't stress, just talk to Randy!

absentRandy Brown, Director, Safety & Security
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5302 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5302