Campus Resources

Campus Resources

Campus Security Act

The Department of Education and the Jeanne Clery Act require all colleges to provide information to students and employees about its campus safety policies, procedures and statistics on certain crimes. Listed below are crimes reported to the security office and law enforcement that have occurred on campus and the adjoining public property during the most recent calendar year and the two preceding calendar years. These statistics include data received from other law enforcement agencies in response to the Security Department’s annual requests.

Clery Act Report 2012 (pdf)

Theft from an unlocked office during business hours is classified as a burglary under Department of Education guidelines.

Crime statistics can also be viewed at:Department of Education’s website

Some of our students take classes at St. Martin’s University and Pacific Lutheran University; please refer to those colleges for their crime statistics.

Crimes Reported by Other College Officials

This chart includes offenses that were reported to other individuals with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.

Reporting Hate Crimes – The U.S. Department of Education requires each college/university to disclose the number of reported occurrences that manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin or disability, as prescribed by the Hate Crime Statistics Act (28 US C 534) for the following criminal offenses - murder/non-negligent manslaughter; negligent manslaughter; sex offenses- forcible; sex offenses – non-forcible (incest and statutory rape); robbery; aggravated assault; burglary; motor vehicle theft; arson; and any other crime involving body injury.

The college does not have student housing.

Case Log

The Security Office maintains a case log that records all crimes reported to the Security Office, including the nature, date, time, general location, and the disposition of the complaint, if known. These activities are logged and available for public inspection within two days.

Cooperation Is the Key

Safety of students, employees and visitors is the primary concern of South Puget Sound Community College’s Security Office. Everyone can help keep the campus environment a safe place. Cooperation among students, faculty, staff and the Security Office is the key to a successful security program.

Campus Security

The Security Office is committed to working with all members and guests of the college community to resolve all criminal matters in a timely fashion. One of the main responsibilities of the Security Office is to provide an operating force of trained personnel to protect the college community and the college from fire, theft, intrusion and other unlawful acts that disturb the peace or that place life and property in jeopardy. In addition, the Security Office regulates parking and traffic, assists the college community with a variety of public services, provides escorts and assists law enforcement.

The Security Office has six full-time security officers and a full-time office worker. All full-time officers have attended an accredited police academy. Security officers are complemented by part-time and student employees. The Security Office is located in Building 25. The telephone number is (360) 596-5299. Information is also available on the college web site

Employees of the Security Office do not have arrest powers and do not carry firearms.

Security officers patrol the campus regularly looking for safety and security concerns and enforce the college’s rules and regulations. Discrepancies that are noted are reported to the appropriate department. Employees and students that observe any safety or security hazard should report it to the Security Office.

All buildings are locked and unlocked at scheduled times as conditions and usage warrant. Employees that need access after hours should contact their appropriate vice president to request a key. Employees working after hours will make sure their areas are secured when they leave.

Reporting Crimes and Other Emergencies

All employees and students should immediately report any crime, suspicious circumstance/person or emergency to the Security Office or 911 Dispatch Center.

Six emergency telephones are located on campus, outside Building 25, near the Security Office, outside Building 25 (at front door, Building 22 side), along the covered walkway across from Lot D, next to Building 20 (Lot G side), next to Building 21 (Lot A side) and in parking Lot J.

Security Alerts

When necessary the Security Office will notify the college community of crimes that may cause a concern for personal safety. The notification could be in the form of posters, flyers, e-mail, Internet and/or article(s) in the college newspaper.

Law Enforcement Jurisdictions

The Olympia Police Department has jurisdiction on the main campus. Lacey Police Department has jurisdiction at the Hawks Prairie Center and Saint Martin’s College. The Yelm Police Department has jurisdiction at Yelm Community Center, Tumwater Police Department has jurisdiction of the contiguous geographic area surrounding main campus and the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office at McLane Fire Station. These law enforcement agencies are responsible for investigating criminal activities that occur at these locations.

Sexual Assault

Your full-time Security Staff:

  • Campus Security & Safety Supervisor – Rob Shailor
  • Sergeant Mike McCloskey
  • Sergeant Dylan White
  • Officer Jeff Montgomery
  • Officer Lewis Peer
  • Program Coordinator Arlene Cook

Reporting A Crime

All employees and students should immediately report any crime, suspicious circumstance/person or emergency to the Security Office or 911 Dispatch Center.

Five emergency telephones are located on campus:

  • Outside Building 25, near the Security Office
  • Along the covered walkway across from Lot D
  • Next to Building 20
  • In Lot J
  • Next to Building 21, across from Lot A


Security Office
Building 25
(360) 596-5299
Security after hours/weekends
In case of an emergency
DIAL 911

Office Hours

  • Monday - Thursday
    7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday
    7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Closed Weekends and Holidays
Summer Hours
  • Monday - Thursday
    7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday

Appeal Of Citation

Complete the citation appeal form and return it to the security office or mail it to the address listed below within five (5) school days from the date of the citation. You will be contacted when your appeal has been reviewed.

E2Campus Alerts

You can receive important alerts including late start information or campus closures by e-mail or text message on your phone. Click here for instructions.

Mission Statement

The Security Office in cooperative partnership with the college community is dedicated to maintaining a safe campus environment and providing quality security services.