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Campus Safety & Security

Maintaining safety on campus is everyone's business...

The Campus Safety and Security Office is located in the Dougan Building, Suite 180. We operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year to provide a safe and secure educational environment for the UW Tacoma community.

Prompt Reporting and Response

  • It is important to promptly report suspicious activity or incidents to Campus Safety and Security, even if you are not sure criminal activity has taken place.
  • Tacoma Police Department will quickly respond to violent crimes and other incidents beyond the capabilities of the Campus Safety staff. This kind of partnership is very common on college and university campuses across the nation. UW Tacoma enjoys a very quick response time from Tacoma police, and their officers spend a significant amount of time here getting to know our people and our campus.
  • Report all work-related injuries and illnesses or near miss incidents to your supervisor as soon as possible. Anyone may now enter an accident report, not just the supervisor   by clicking this link https://www.ehs.washington.edu/ohsoars/index.shtm 

Access to Campus

If you need to be in a campus building after regular working hours you should notify your unit supervisor or class instructor as well as the Campus Security officer on duty so they can consider your safety during their patrols. Several campus rooms are protected by intrusion alarms. Before entering such areas, Campus Safety and Security should be called.

Related Resources

UW Tacoma EH&S UW Seattle EH&S
Safe Campus Ombudsman
Tacoma Police Department Pierce County Emergency Mgmt. Tacoma Fire Dept.