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.

January is Stalking Awareness Month

Each year, the Office of Safety and Security responds to many individuals who express concern about being harassed and stalked. Stalking and online stalking is a series of actions that makes one feel afraid or in danger. Stalking is real. It can happen to anyone. It’s dangerous. It’s a crime. Learn more...

Upcoming Event:  Stalking and Romance. Where's the line?

Stalking is a crime in all US States. Why then do we find many instances of the romanticization of stalking behavior portrayed in movies and TV shows? Join OSS for a comprehensive look at the problem of stalking and how to spot red flags and stalking behavior, especially in a culture that offers a charming portrayal of some of these harmful actions.

As part of the gender-based violence prevention series, the Office of Safety and Security’s 3rd Brown Bag Lunch event will take place on January 23rd in the Library Seminar Room from 11:30-12:30pm. The Brown Bag Lunch series provides an informal setting for students, staff, and faculty to learn, discuss, and ask questions regarding aspects of gender-based violence.

Walking or Vehicle Escorts

OSS offers a walking or vehicle escort, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. An escort can be obtained by dialing x2922 on any campus phone or (206) 281-2922 from other phones. OSS can travel up to 10 blocks off campus for a safety escort but cannot cross over any bridges. 

Self Defense Workshop for Women – Contact Safety & Security to Schedule a Workshop

This workshop is for women at SPU (students and employees).  The class is designed to teach women about the dynamics of gender based violence, the body’s natural reactions to trauma, and effective non-physical preventative measures that can help lower one’s risk of being targeted. Universal crime prevention tactics will be reviewed as well as issues specific to gender based violence. Attendees will also learn bystander intervention techniques that demonstrate how to safely intervene in potentially dangerous situations. Resources for further education and support will be available. The second portion of this class teaches physical defensive skills that are simple and easy to learn. Contact to schedule a class. Upcoming, open-registration classes will be announced here as well.

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.

2017–18 faculty and staff ORCA cards available

ORCA cards for faculty and staff may be renewed for 2017–18. 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.

Stalking Awareness Month

Stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.

Stalking is serious, often violent, and can escalate over time. Learn more...

There are many opportunities to support Gender Based Violence Education at SPU

Contact OSS to learn ways you can get involved with GBV education, awareness and prevention opportunities through the academic year. 

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

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