About Us

Public Safety's Location

 The Department of Public Safety is located in the 1313 Columbia Building (CLMB), room 002. Community members have afterhours card swipe access to the main entry doors of the CLMB to connect with Public Safety or call 206.296.5990 24-hours a day 


The Department of Public Safety and Transportation promotes and maintains a safe environment for university community members, and proactively stewards parking & transportation needs across campus.

Who We Are

We are Seattle University’s Department of Public Safety. We are made up of full-time professional staff and part-time student staff who are charged with, and committed to, protecting the lives and property of our community and of the visiting public. We have chosen lives and careers of service, compassion, and guardianship. We are committed to the Seattle University’s mission, vision, and values, and most of all, to the just, compassionate, and equitable treatment of all people. We are officers, dispatchers, supervisors, and administrators, but above all, we are all members of the Seattle University community.

Staff and Operating Hours

The Public Safety Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our staff consists of 21 uniformed campus public safety officers, 4 communication dispatchers, 1 administrative assistant, 1 transportation supervisor, 4 administrative staff. Approximately 30 part-time public safety students work in all areas of the department providing support services to the campus community.

Officer Training

Public Safety Officer training includes but is not limited to the following courses/modules. Public Safety officers are generally in training for the first six months of their careers at Seattle University.

  • Red Cross (or similar) CPR, AED, and First Aid for Adults, Children, and Infants (instructor-level training available)
  • Stop The Bleed Bleeding Control (BCON) (instructor-level training available for eligible staff)
  • De-escalation and Defensive Skills (instructor-level training available)
  • Emergency Communications
  • Bias Incident Identification, Response, Documentation, and Clery Act Reporting
  • Critical Incident and Active Shooter Response
  • FEMA Emergency Management (4 courses)
  • End Violence Against Women International (5 courses)
  • Suicide Prevention and Mental Health First Aid
  • FERPA Compliance
  • Data Security and Privacy
  • Preventing Discrimination and Harassment
  • Sexual Assault and Compassionate Response
  • Extensive supervised field training with a designated Field Training Officer or Supervisor