Office of Safety and Security

Safety and Security officer

Stalking affects millions of people and can result in serious violence.  Each year, in recognition of National Stalking Awareness Month, SPU's Office of Safety and Security participates in a campaign to educate and provide resources to our community on this important subject.

According to studies, approximately 3.4 million people over the age of 18 are stalked in the US each year (link), people between the ages of 18-24 and college students are more likely to be stalked than other groups (link), and women are more likely than men to be victims of stalking (link).

To learn more about stalking and harassment, visit our information page on stalking.

2018–19 Vehicle and Parking Registration 

The Office of Safety and Security is launching a new platform this year for vehicle registration and parking management.

  • Use this link: SPU NuPark to access the new parking portal and select the “Login” button on the left half of the screen. 
  • Vehicle registration must be completed for street parking as well as parking in campus parking lots.
  • Complete the online application via the parking portal for a 2018-2019 Parking Permit. Parking decals will be sent to employees via campus mail.  If you do not have a way to receive campus mail, you will receive an email notifying you when the decal is ready to be picked up from the Office of Safety and Security.

More information regarding options and parking rates can be found on our Parking site. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Transportation Manager Heather Eide at 206-281-2821 or email

2018–19 faculty and staff ORCA cards available

ORCA cards for faculty and staff may be renewed for 2018–19. 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.

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.

In an on-campus emergency, call Safety and Security

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

Stalking Statistic

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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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