Campus Security

For life threatening emergencies call 911
For immediate assistance call 206.934.4933
Emergency Procedures (pdf)

The Seattle Vocational Institute (SVI) Safety and Security Department is part of the Seattle Central College Public Safety Office, and we abide by all regulations adhered to by Seattle Central College. Please note the difference in phone numbers, addresses and emergency procedures (pdf).

The Safety and Security Department has a well–trained and courteous non–commissioned staff, which provides personal safety, security, crime prevention, preliminary investigations and other services to the campus community. The staff is comprised of the Sergeant and a full–time officer. Part–time officers are available as needed. All of the staff has received training in basic CPR and emergency response for major incidents.

The Safety and Security Department acts as the first responder for all criminal incidents, provides general patrol of campus facilities and property, investigates collisions, manages traffic safety and parking, coordinates emergency management planning, and provides crime prevention programs in conjunction with Seattle Central College and other departments. The department responds to all reports of fire and/or medical aid working in support of the Seattle Fire Department.

What We Do

The Safety and Security Department Officers do not have arrest authority, but they work closely with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Public Safety Officers have the authority to ask persons for identification and determine if the individual has lawful business on campus property.

The department maintains a professional working relationship with the Seattle Police Department (SPD), which has jurisdiction on the campus; all criminal incidents are referred to the Seattle Police Department for investigation and follow–up. All crime victims and witnesses are strongly encouraged to immediately report any crime to the Seattle Vocational Institute Safety and Security Department and the appropriate law enforcement agency.

Prompt reporting will assure timely warning notices on–campus and timely disclosure of crime statistics.

Jurisdiction

Seattle Central Public Safety Officers have authority to enforce all traffic codes of RCW title 46, the City of Seattle traffic code, and the Seattle College District rules and regulations on all property leased, rented, and owned by Seattle Central. This includes Seattle Vocational Institute.

The Seattle Police Department has law enforcement jurisdiction on all Seattle Vocational Institute (Seattle Central) property. All crimes, arrests, or reportable incidents are forwarded on to a sworn Police Officer with the Seattle Police Department.

The King County Sheriff’s Office has law enforcement secondary jurisdiction on all SVI (Seattle Central) property. As a standard practice, the Sheriff’s Office does not respond to campus property unless needed for emergency assistance and called by the Seattle Police Department, or for self-initiated activity by a King County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

The Washington State Patrol has law enforcement secondary jurisdiction on SVI (Seattle Central) property. As a standard practice, the Washington State Patrol does not respond to campus property unless needed for emergency assistance and called by the Seattle Police Department, or for self-initiated activity by a Washington State Patrol Trooper.

Contact Safety & Security

The Safety and Security Office is located on the first floor of the Seattle Vocational Institute.

Nicholas Quitevis
Sergeant, Public Safety at Seattle Vocational Institute
Nicholas.Quitevis@seattlecolleges.edu
206.934.4933

Sal Colin-Mares
Public Safety Officer at Seattle Vocational Institute
Salvador.Colin-Mares@seattlecolleges.edu
206.934.4933

Crime Statistics

This document contains the latest statistics on all major crimes that were committed on campus (pdf).

Mission Statement

The Safety and Security Department places students, faculty, and staff at the center of all it does. In order to support the Strategic Plan of the College, the Safety and Security Department is committed to providing safety and other services to the campus community to promote a safe and secure atmosphere where educational pursuits are able to flourish in an environment that exudes professionalism, respect for the diverse campus community, and provides access to high–quality programs.