Office of Safety and Security

Safety and Security officer
The Office of Safety and Security is a private security organization which patrols campus buildings and grounds by foot and in cars 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Officers do not have deputized or state-commissioned police authority and carry no firearms, but they do make citizen’s arrests when appropriate. In addition, they work closely with the Seattle Police Department in the investigation of all crimes reported on campus.

Parking? Here’s how it works

To access the online parking application, log on to the Banner Information System and select the Personal menu, then Parking and Commuting. Under this menu you can register your vehicle and apply for a parking permit. This process must be completed each year and updated as information changes.

Apply for your student ORCA card

Autumn Quarter student ORCA card applications will be open starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, August 26. Deadline for applications is Monday, September 12. For information about the local bus system or to find out how to purchase your own personal card, visit the King County Metro website.

2016–17 faculty and staff ORCA cards available

ORCA cards for faculty and staff may be renewed for 2016–17. Pick up your new card at the Office of Safety and Security between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Learn about alternative transportation

SPU offers incentives for employees to use alternative transportation such as bus, light rail, transit, vanpool, and bicycling. You can help reduce emissions, minimize the number of vehicles traveling to and from campus, and reduce the cost of commuting. Discover your options here.

Schedule a personal safety seminar

Female students as well as faculty and staff can sponsor a seminar on personal safety and crime prevention. The half-hour to two-hour program is presented by Cheryl Michaels, Assistant Director of Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Michaels is a nationally certified instructor with Rape Aggression Defense Systems. Email to learn more about scheduling a class.

Stalking Awareness Week

Imagine that you don’t feel safe. Someone is following you, texting and e-mailing you, and you are afraid. In one year, 7.5 million Americans were victims of stalking—a dangerous crime that can happen to anyone. If you or anyone you know is being stalked, or to find out more about stalking, contact the Office of Safety & Security at 206-281-2922, or visit the OSS Stalking Information page.

In an on-campus emergency, call Safety and Security

From a campus phone, dial x2911. From an off-campus phone, dial 206-281-2911.


SPU's Emergency Procedures Handbook

Learn what you would need to do in case of a campus emergency before one happens.

Meet the Staff of the Office of Safety and Security

At the Office of Safety and Security we are committed to your ... safety and security!