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Public Safety

campus security teamFeeling "at home" on campus means feeling safe and comfortable with your classmates, faculty and surroundings at all times. The men and women of your TCC Campus Safety department are here to help!

Stand Up for Safety

TCC's Campus Safety department is dedicated to your protection on campus, so you can enjoy your time and concentrate on reaching your goals. We pride ourselves in giving you the best service, with honor and integrity.

How Can We Help You?

Tacoma Community College has a highly trained and courteous Public Safety department that is willing and eager to assist the Titan family with numerous duties.

All of our officers are trained in basic first-aid and emergency response for major incidents such as earthquakes, windstorms, and even possible terrorist incidents.

Emergency Response: Campus Public Safety Officers respond to all campus emergencies which include reports of crimes, disturbances, alarms, medical emergencies, etc.

Enforce Laws and Policies: The enforcement activities of campus security are controlled by college policies, Tacoma municipal codes, and Washington state law which are covered in the RCW or WAC. This includes criminal activity, prohibited activities (such as smoking in smoke-free zones), and campus traffic enforcement.

Patrol: 24/7 patrol in cars, electric carts and on foot. Effective preventive patrol decreases the opportunities for crimes to be committed, and increases the likelihood that criminals will be apprehended. Public Safety officers being visible on campus act as a deterrent to crime as well as providing the students easy interaction with the security staff.

TCC Alerts: TCC will send you a text and/or email when an incident or emergency that affects normal college operations happens.

TCC Ready: Information to be prepared in case of emergency.

Vehicle Assistance: Locking your keys in your car or leaving the lights on while attending class is a fairly common occurrence. Our staff is prepared to assist you in these areas by offering our services to help unlock your vehicle or jump start your car.

Investigate Incidents: Our security department conducts its own investigations of incidents that occur on campus. In the case of an incident being reported to another agency such as the Tacoma Police Department, campus security will still conduct its own investigation.

Lost and Found: Items may be turned in or claimed at the security office located in Bldg. 14.

Security Escort: We're happy to walk you to your car or across campus after dark or anytime you feel unsafe on campus.

Campus Safety Educational Programs: An informed community is a safe community! We invite you to attend programs and workshops throughout the school year and learn how you can help keep TCC safe.


Campus Public Safety/Parking Counter
Location: Bldg. 14
Contact: 253.566.5111

In case the number is inoperable due to an emergency, dial 253.495.4146 to reach the Campus Public Safety Department.

Read the TCC Emergency Procedures Handbook.
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (2017).

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