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.
The Public Safety department office is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The mission of the Washtenaw Community College Department of Public Safety is to create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive community. We will ensure the protection of each person's constitutional rights and that all people are treated with equality, respect, and compassion so that they may focus on their educational development.
The core values of Washtenaw Community College Department of Public Safety are intended to guide and inspire our behavior every day. They reflect PRIDE, and are listed below:
Our vision is to be the leader in providing safety and service to our campus community. We will establish 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 our community. The department of Public Safety will be integrated into the culture and a resource for everyone.