About Our Team

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Department of Campus Safety and Security to provide campus security services which enhance and support the Strategic Plan of Shoreline Community College. Our goal is to promote a safe and welcoming environment which recognizes and is respectful of diversity, and which improves the quality of campus life for students, faculty and staff.

All students, faculty and staff contribute to making Shoreline a safe, nurturing environment for learning. We cannot isolate ourselves from the world that surrounds us. The Shoreline neighborhood that surrounds our campus is one of the safest in the City of Shoreline. Yet, like anywhere else one would go, there can be dangers. The Department of Campus Safety and Security is committed to ensuring the safety of students, employees, and visitors through effective policies and procedures, educational programming, and community involvement.

There are four main aspects to our goals:

  1. To Serve and Protect:

    • To create a safe environment conducive to learning by providing campus-wide patrol and surveillance
    • Responding to various campus incidents and calls for aid
    • Daily inspection of security systems, equipment, buildings, and property
    • Service to the campus community, providing a variety of services and assistance
  2. Crime Prevention:

    • Providing educational programs to the campus which cultivate safety and security awareness.
    • Engaging in proactive anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of crime risks, and taking the action needed to remove or reduce that risk.
  3. Parking Maintenance:

    • To administer the campus parking and permit program, which accommodates a large variety of daily and special events on campus.
    • To maintain a revenue flow which supports the maintenance of existing parking, off-site parking options, and supports alternate forms of transportation to campus.
    • Provide efficient and courteous services to the public and campus community, including traffic movement, response to accidents, resolution of non-criminal disputes, and emergency auto assistance, as needed.
  4. Violence Reduction:

    • To bring awareness to and provide education and training in De-Escalation, Harassment, Intimidation, Work Place Violence, and Domestic Violence
    • Cultivate a community of responsibility, caring, and willingness to report crime and violent incidents to the Security Department or Police.

Programs and Services

A community must do more than simply react to crime. Shoreline Community College has a safe and secure campus because of the commitment that has been made by the entire college community. The Department of Campus Safety and Security provides the following services and programs to improve safety on campus and to educate the campus community about security issues:

  1. Personal Safety Program:
    The Department of Campus Safety and Security provides a limited escort program particularly during the hours of darkness, for people walking on campus to the parking lot or bus stop. Students, faculty and staff are asked to walk with others when possible and to choose paths that are well lit. Call 206-235-5860 if you are in need of a security escort.
  2. New Student Orientation:
    Crime prevention materials are provided and questions are answered during new student orientation meetings.
  3. Emergency Telephones:
    Phones are located in ten prominent locations on campus. These emergency telephones dial directly to the Campus Security Office or the security officers' cell phone. If not available, students, faculty and staff must use one of the pay phones located on campus to call for help (Remember: emergency calls to 911 are always free).
  4. Electronic Monitoring Systems:
    Fire and intrusion alarms are monitored 24 hours a day by a private company. Safety and Security, local law enforcement and fire service receive notification from the monitoring company during any activation of an electronic system.
  5. Operation Identification:
    Students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to mark their valuables with either a driver's license number or personal number for identification and to record the serial numbers if available.
  6. Crime Prevention Materials:
    Brochures and posters related to substance abuse, personal safety, seat belt use, auto theft, personal property theft prevention, and office security are distributed campus wide.
  7. Crime Prevention Presentations:
    Presentations are available through the Department of Campus Safety and Security upon request.
  8. Victim Assistance Referral Program:
    Referrals to various agencies that assist victims of crime are made through the Department of Campus Safety and Security, and the Vice President for Student Services Office.
  9. Crime Alert:
    Campus community members are notified of any violent incident or crime against property occurring on campus, which may pose a threat to their personal safety and security. The Crime Alert Bulletins are posted in prominent areas at the affected locations and by circulating the information to the college employees through inner campus and electronic mail.
  10. Crime Prevention Tips:
    Flyers on specific crime prevention topics are posted at strategic locations on all campuses, delivered to college employees through inter campus mail and sent to students.