Seattle Community College has a staff of 4 full-time security officers and several part-time security guards who patrol the college buildings and parking lots (seven day a week, day and evening hours), and can provide emergency and non-emergency assistance to students, employees, and visitors.
Safety & Security
Students, faculty, staff, and guest are obligated to respect the rights of others and to refrain from actions endangering the health, safety, and welfare or property of others. Students, faculty, staff, and guests are expected to comply with policies, procedures, and regulations approved by the Board of Trustees and Washington State and Federal regulations.
Campus Crime Data
Statistics on criminal incidents, as required by the Jenny Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Act, are available in the safety/security office, as well as on individual campus websites. Data for three years, along with general information, can be found for:
This information is provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education.
First Aid - Security staff are qualified to provide CPR, treat minor injuries, provide care until paramedics arrive. We cannot provide transportation for injured persons. In the case of a serious or life threatening injury please call 911 first then contact Security. If you do seek medical attention from a hospital or other health care provider for a work related injury you should fill out a Labor and Industries Employee Injury Report provided by your health care provider. You should also contact your supervisor to fill out a Supervisors Report of Injury (report forms available in the security office) at your earliest convenience.
Lost & Found
Lost articles turned into the Security office can be retrieved when properly identified. Articles are held for a reasonable length of time.
Security staff patrol all parking areas to detect and deter vehicle theft, vandalism, and illegal parking. Parking rules are strictly enforced.
In the event of a threatening situation, or a situation involving the commission of a crime or requiring arrest, campus security or campus administration will call on the Seattle Police Department. Criminal incidents occurring on campus (e.g. murder, homicide, assault, forcible and non-forcible sex offenses, robbery, burglary, auto theft, arson, drug- or alcohol-offenses) will be reported to, and investigated by, the Seattle Police Department.
Access to classrooms, study areas, labs, and tutoring centers is restricted to authorized individuals only (i.e. registered students, faculty, and administrative staff). South Seattle Community College has a Criminal Trespass agreement with the Seattle Police Department who will assist in the removal of individuals who violate the terms of the trespass warning.
South Security will provide escorts on request. You may request an escort by contacting the security office or by using any of the eight security call-boxes or one of the public telephones located throughout the campus. The public telephones are programmed with a toll-free campus security button for your convenience.
Security staff can assist with parking-related emergencies (battery jumps, keys locked inside vehicles, etc.) for those parked on campus grounds. Please note that vehicles with automatic door locks will likely require that you contact an outside professional service.