Campus Safety & Security is a non-commissioned department, and works as security liaisons with local emergency responders, including the Tacoma Fire Department, Tacoma Police Department and Pierce County Emergency Management.
UW Tacoma Campus Safety & Security Department staff are not law enforcement. We work in partnership with City of Tacoma Police Department for emergencies that require law enforcement response. City of Tacoma Police officers spend time getting to know our people and our campus. City of Tacoma Police Department will quickly respond to violent crimes and other incidents beyond the capabilities of the Campus Security staff.
We safeguard the dignity and rights of all individuals.
We maintain an environment of trust with each other and the people we serve.
We work with all segments of our community through effective communication and collaboration.
We strive to maintain the highest standards of conduct and training.
We accept individual responsibility for our actions.
Director of Campus Safety & Security
Susan B. Wagshul-Golden has been serving as the Director of Campus Safety & Security at the University of Washington Tacoma since July 1, 2007. She has 28 years of public safety experience in urban college environments; previously she was a Campus Police Lieutenant at Hunter College in Manhattan, the largest college in the City University of New York system. She received a letter of commendation for her service as Campus Police Lieutenant at Borough Manhattan Community College during the World Trade Center Disaster on September 11, 2001.