Campus Safety and Security

Campus Safety and Security Department Mission Statement

The duty of the North Seattle College Campus Safety and Security Department is to support the educational mission of the College by promoting safety, providing a variety of emergency services, and working in collaboration with the entire College and community.

The Campus Safety and Security Department will partner with students, faculty, staff, and visitors to provide a safe and secure learning environment. The goal is to deliver high-quality, professional, efficient, and consistent safety services to the campus and to proactively build and strengthen specialized partnerships that engage the community through education and awareness to reduce crime.

Core Values

The North Seattle College Campus Safety and Security Department emphasizes the values of professionalism, integrity, respect, customer service, responsibility and accountability, with all of our employees as we strive for excellence and continuous improvement. In doing so, we shall adhere to the core values to guide our decisions and behavior. We value:

Professionalism: We will be professional in our daily actions, behavior, and performance and maintain high standards of training and expertise by keeping abreast of new trends, standards, and technology in the field of public safety.

Integrity: We are committed to honorable and ethical behavior in our daily interaction with the department, its members, and the community that we serve.

Respect: We value the dignity of every individual and understand ethnic and cultural diversity. We will treat citizens and co-workers with respect, regardless of the degree of respect that we receive.

Customer Service: We will deliver to our community a high quality of service that is fair, courteous, responsive, and efficient. We also recognize the need to involve the community as partners in creating a secure and safe environment.

Responsibility & Accountability: We will make effective use of our resources and provide a spirit of open communication and be held accountable for our actions, behavior, and performance by the department and its members, to the community that we proudly serve.


Security is a shared and collaborative effort at North Seattle College.  Our efforts are meant to reinforce the value that comes when we increase our capacity to view diversity as strength – even when this requires us to engage in difficult, uncomfortable conversations. To continue to reach our current and future strategic goals, we must be able to see the humanity in each other and commit to ensuring all of our voices are heard and respected. The importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion is expressed within our policy, practices, programming, decision-making, and strategic planning.


The NSC Campus Safety and Security Department are committed to providing high-quality services to our community. Feedback helps us recognize CSOs for their performance and helps improve the delivery of services and our pursuit and achievement of goals.

Do not use this Feedback Form for emergencies. Call 9-1-1.
You may reach Campus Safety and Security at (206) 934-3636.

NSC Key Request Procedure

  1. The North Seattle College Key Authorization & Request form can be found here.
  2. The program or departmental dean or director completes the Key Authorization & Request form for their respective staff member(s). Master Keys require approval from a Vice-President or President.
  3. Scan and email the fully completed form to Safety and Security at (or send it through Campus Mail Stop 3NC1252 or drop it off at College Center Room 1252).
  4. Safety and Security staff review the form for completeness. If approved, a Work Order is created in the n Megamations system by Safety and Security staff. A scanned copy is emailed to Facilities with the work order number placed in the subject line.
  5. Mr. Saunders then prints both the work order and the Key Authorization & Request form and thereafter assigns the work to an NSC Maintenance staff member to issue the key(s) or cut them (if needed).
  6. Maintenance staff update the NSC Key Database with the new key(s) and adds the new requestor’s name.  A Key Inventory list for the requestor is printed, listing all keys assigned to them. This is affixed to the work order, the Key Authorization & Request form, and the keys and delivered to the Campus Safety and Security Office where they are filed securely.
  7. An NSC Facilities staff member emails the requestor and states that the key(s) may be picked up at the Safety and Security Department (College Center Room 1252) after providing satisfactory personal identification and signing both the Key Authorization & Request form and their key inventory list.
  8. Safety and Security staff return the signed documents to Facilities for record-keeping.
  9. Staff keys issued by the program or departmental dean or director and issued to staff and then returned to the program or departmental dean or director by a staff member leaving the college shall be returned immediately to the Campus Safety and Security Department and an NSC Key Return Form shall be completed.
  10. Returned keys shall not be handed off to another [new or remaining] employee. When an employee is hired for the departed staff member’s position, a new Key Request form shall be completed and requested.
  11. The Campus Safety and Security Department returns the key(s) (and the NSC Key Return Form) to Facilities.
  12. Lost keys shall be reported immediately using the NSC Lost/Stolen Key Report Form.

First Aid

Safety and Security Specialists are trained in First Aid/CPR and AED use and are qualified to provide care until formal medical professionals arrive. Safety and Security Specialists cannot provide transportation for injured persons.

In the case of a serious or life-threatening injury, first, call 911, then Safety and Security Services at (206) 934-3636. Staff who seek medical attention from a hospital or other health care provider for a work-related injury are required to complete a Labor and Industries Employee Injury Report (or the form provided by your health care provider). Staff is also required to notify their supervisor as soon as practicable about their injury. 

Safety Escort

North Seattle College Safety and Security Specialists are pleased to provide safety escorts by calling the Safety and Security Office at (206) 934-3636. You may also use any of the eight (8) Safety Call Boxes throughout campus.

Parking Enforcement

Safety and Security Specialists actively patrol all parking areas to detect and deter vehicle theft, vandalism, and illegal parking. Parking rules are strictly enforced.

Lost & Found

Lost articles turned into the Safety and Security office (CC1252) can be retrieved when properly identified. Articles are held for a reasonable length of time.

Police Assistance

In the event of a threatening situation, or a situation involving the commission of a crime, or requiring arrest, Safety and Security (and/or NSC administration) will call on the Seattle Police Department. Criminal incidents occurring on campus (e.g., murder, homicide, assault, forcible and non-forcible sex offenses, robbery, burglary, auto theft, arson, drug or alcohol offenses) will be reported to, and investigated by, the Seattle Police Department.

Access to classrooms, study areas, labs, and tutoring centers is restricted to authorized individuals only (i.e., registered students, faculty, and administrative staff). North Seattle College has a Criminal Trespass agreement with the Seattle Police Department who assists in the removal of individuals who violate the terms of the trespass warning.