For life threatening emergencies call 911
The Seattle Vocational Institute (SVI) Safety and Security Department is part of the Seattle Central Security Team. SVI abides by all regulations adhered to by Seattle Central College and work in close association with the Seattle Central Public Safety Department. Please note the difference in phone numbers, addresses and emergency procedures.
The SVI 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 SVI 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 and Student Services. The department responds to all reports of fire and / or medical aid working in support of the Seattle Fire Department.
What We Do
The SVI 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 Public Safety 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 investigations and follow–up. All crime victims and witnesses are strongly encouraged to immediately report any crime to 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.
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 SVI.
Seattle Police Department
The Seattle Police Department has law enforcement jurisdiction on all SVI (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
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.
Washington State Patrol
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.
This document contains the latest statistics on all major crimes that were committed on campus.
How to Find Campus Safety & Security
Come to the Security Office in Room on the first floor.
Sergeant, Public Safety (SVI)
Public Safety Officer (SVI)
The SVI (Seattle Central) 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 SVI 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.