Personal Security & Crime Prevention

A community must do more than simply react to crime. Everett Community College has a reasonably safe and secure campus because of the commitment that has been made by the entire college community. Everett Community College provides the following services and programs to improve safety on campus and to educate the campus community about security issues:

Personal Safety Program: The Department of Campus Safety provides a limited escort program, particularly during the hours of darkness, for people walking on campus to the parking lot or bus stop. Students, faculty and staff are asked to walk with others when possible and to choose paths that are well lighted.

New Student Orientation: Crime prevention materials are provided and questions are answered during new student orientation meetings.
Emergency Telephones: Phones are located in the parking lots of the main campus. These emergency telephones dial directly to the Campus Security Office only. During the hours between midnight and 6 AM, students, faculty and staff must use one of the pay telephones located on campus to call for help (REMEMBER - emergency calls to 9-1-1 are always free calls).

Electronic Systems: Fire and intrusion alarms are monitored 24 hours a day by a private company. The Department of Campus Safety, local law enforcement and fire service receive notification from the monitoring company during any activation of an electronic system.

Operation Identification: Students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to mark their valuables with either a driver's license number or personal number for identification and to record serial numbers if available. An engraver may be checked out from the Security Office located in the Parks Student Union, Room 224.

Crime Prevention Material: Brochures and posters related to substance abuse, personal safety, seat belt use, motor vehicle and bicycle theft prevention, and office security are distributed campus wide.

Crime Prevention Presentations: Presentations are available through the Department of Campus Safety upon request.

Victims Assistance Referral Program: Referrals to various agencies that assist victims of crime are made both through the Department of Campus Safety, the Dean of Students Office or the Women's Center.

Crime Alerts: Campus community members are notified of any violent incident or crime against property occurring on campus which may pose a threat to their personal safety and security. The Crime Alert Bulletins are posted in prominent areas at the affected locations and by circulating the information to college employees through inner campus and electronic mail.

Crime Prevention Tips: Fliers on specific crime prevention topics are posted at strategic locations at all campuses, delivered to college employees through inter-campus mail and sent to the student newspaper, The Clipper.