Services We Provide

Emergency Response:

Security Services responds to various emergent needs and situations within its jurisdiction, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The scope of responses includes basic medical, suspicious activities, and criminal response. If a response requires resources and training beyond that of the department, Security Services serves as the point of contact for procuring more specialized responders such as the Tacoma Police and/or the Tacoma Fire Department, among others.

To initiate an emergency response, please call Security Services at 253.879.3311.


Security Operations:

Security Services operates on a continual basis, regardless of time, day, or holiday. Department operations include maintaining and updating the building schedules, patrolling campus, providing a security presence at university events, maintaining the electronic building access system, managing university key issuance, managing the vehicle registration and parking enforcement program, and various other duties and activities. Security Services works closely with Residence Life, Athletics, and other university departments to ensure a proper flow of university business and activities across campus.

To request information and bring a non-emergency issue to security’s attention, please email

If there is an immediate security threat to you, others, or campus at large please call 253.879.3311 for an emergency response. 


Security Escorts:

Security Services offers a Security Escort Program 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Escorts are available to and from locations on and off campus. For safety reasons we cannot provide escorts to medical facilities.

Off campus escorts are available by vehicle, with the following boundaries:

  • East Boundary: the corner of Division and I streets
  • West Boundary: North Stevens Street
  • North Boundary: North 30th Avenue
  • South Boundary: 6th Avenue

Escort Boundary Map

Note: Dependent on staff availability, escorts to and from off campus locations may be provided by a local taxi company at the request and expense of the university.

University community members should not expect to use the Security Escort Program for regular or routine transportation needs. The service is intended to provide safe transportation when regular transportation plans fall short.

To request an escort please call the Security Services office at x3311 (253.879.3311 from off campus).


Electronic Building Card Access:

Information Coming Shortly: Currently Under Construction


Key Control Policies and Procedures:

Information Coming Shortly: Currently Under Construction



Due to university policy, Security Services is not legally allowed to offer any type of vehicle unlocking or battery jumping services. If you require such services, security recommends utilizing AAA (800.562.2582), Bill's Towing (253.272.9393), or Gene's Towing (253.588.1757).

If you are a student, faculty, or staff member that requires custodial, grounds, of facility-related services, please contact Facilities Services during regular business hours at 253.879.3231.