About the Public Safety Department

The Public Safety department is the campus authority responsible for ensuring the safety of the College community, buildings, and property. In case of emergency, Public Safety staff is responsible for implementing emergency procedures, coordinating with local law enforcement agencies as needed.

To fulfill our mission, we employ Campus Resource Officers, full and part-time non-sworn public safety officers and Dispatchers:

  • Campus Resource Officers are sworn law enforcement officers responsible for safety and crime prevention at WCC.
  • Non-sworn Public Safety Officers are responsible for ensuring the safety of the College community, including buildings and property. They also respond to minor medical emergencies as needed.
  • Dispatchers provide the first contact with the campus community and general public by processing telephone and walk-in requests for service.

Public Safety staff listing

The Public Safety department office is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Mission

The mission of the department is to create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive community. We ensure the protection of your constitutional rights and that you are treated with equality, respect, and compassion so that you may focus on your educational development.

Vision

Our vision is to be the leader in providing safety and service to our campus community. We will establish community relationships and partnerships in order to create a culture where safety is the responsibility of everyone. Our partnerships will foster trust, mutual respect, and cooperation with all members of the community. The Public Safety department will be integrated into the culture and a resource for everyone.

Health and Safety Committee

Our committee meets once a month to review related issues and activities in an effort to correct and prevent safety and health hazards in the workplace.  Find out more or read notes from past meetings.