Public and Campus Safety

The Department of Public Safety fosters and maintains a safe and inclusive urban campus environment for the university community. Our team operates under the philosophy of protecting lives and property through integrity, professional development, community education, and a commitment to service.

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We strive to offer the campus community the best care possible through various services like walking escorts and emergency text messaging.

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Campus Safety

Your safety while on campus and in the community is our highest priority. Let us help you navigate campus.

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Emergency Management

Learn about our emergency procedures and how you can best prepare for an emergency.

Report a Crime

Reporting a crime in progress? Call our emergency line immediately at (206) 296-5911.

If you need to report a crime that has already occurred, call us at (206) 296-5990 or come to the Public Safety office in the basement of the 1313 E. Columbia Building. A report will be filed and an officer will work with you to decide what the next steps may be.

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Lost and Found

Lost an item on campus? Call us at (206) 296-5990 or fill out the form through the link below. Found an item on campus? Turn it in to us at our office any time of day.

Campus Resources

We work closely with departments around campus to help provide our community with the resources they need.

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Daily Incident Reports

Interested in the campus climate? Learn more about the Clery Act and check out our Clery Act crime log.

About Us

Get to know who we are and what we do to keep the campus community safe!

We're here to help

Officer coverage 24/7

1313 E. Columbia Building

Business office: Mon-Thurs, 8:30am-4:00pm