Office of Campus Safety

At SCC, campus safety is a top priority. We strive to provide an atmosphere that is not only safe, but also friendly and positive for our students, faculty members, and guests. The Office of Campus Safety oversees the following three areas; Security, Emergency Management, and Parking Services.

Campus Security is located in Building 1, Room 149. We can be reached by telephone at (509) 533-8624 or at our 24-hour number, which is (509) 475-7035. Our office hours are 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday - Friday during fall, winter, and spring quarters. Summer quarter hours are 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Thursday, and 8:00 AM - noon Friday. Officers are on campus and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After hours and weekend security is currently contracted with State Protection Services.

SCC Security

Spokane Community College's Security Office was a one man show up until 1995, when the decision was made to integrate the Criminal Justice program with Security. Prior to this decision, parking on campus was the most hectic that it had ever been as there was only one person on campus for part of the day to enforce parking rules. Also, prior to the integration there was no one available to provide aid to students who had locked their keys in their cars, those who needed jumpstarts, or those who needed escort assistance.

Since then, the Security Office has consisted of on average 20-25 student security officers and office support staff. These individuals are work-study students from the Criminal Justice program who work part-time between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM Monday through Thursday and on Fridays from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM All other hours are currently being contracted with State Protective Services.

In July of 2006, the Security Office welcomed Charlie Hollen as the new full-time permanent campus security sergeant. Soon afterward, in November 2006, Jovonna Dunbar was hired on as Mr. Hollen's program assistant. In July of 2008 retired Spokane Police Chief Roger Bragdon was hired on as a Security Analyst. In June of 2010 we welcomed our very first full time campus security officer, Tyler B. Ables.

As of July 2010, the Security Office began its transition into the Office of Campus Safety, which includes Security, Emergency Management and Parking Services, under the supervision of Charlie Hollen (Campus Security and Safety Supervisor).

In the near future, the Security Office hopes to hire even more full-time staff to eliminate the need for contract security. The office will continually be hiring work-study students to provide daily security on campus.

Would you like to obtain co-op credits needed for your degree while working at a starting rate of $8.55 an hour for up to 19 hours per week? Here are the eligibility requirements for employment with SCC Campus Security:

  • This must be at least your second quarter enrolled at SCC.
    This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the sergeants and/or
    the security director if the applicant has prior experience.
  • You must be a Criminal Justice program student.
  • You must maintain a GPA of a 2.0 or higher for each of your classes.
  • You must possess a current valid driver's license; as well as a current parking pass.
  • You will be asked to work hours that are varying and somewhat flexible based on your class schedule. Your responsibilities may include working anywhere between 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Thursday and from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday.

Benefits of becoming a member of our team include:

  • First-hand experience investigating crime on campus
  • Learning standard radio operation procedures
  • Ability to promote and experience different supervisory roles/responsibilities
  • Learn to productively communicate with the public
  • We train on site, no out of pocket expense to you (OC certification, CPR/1st Aid/AED, etc.)
  • Establishing a rapport with local law enforcement/emergency response agencies

If you would like to apply for employment withSCC Campus Security,
please complete our application form (MS Word).