The Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) Campus Public Safety office is the campus law enforcement division of the college and reports directly to the Vice President of Administrative Services. Campus Public Safety works closely with all college departments to ensure uniform application and clear understanding of LWTech Campus Public Safety policies and procedures. Current staff consists of the Campus Public Safety Manager (unarmed), Campus Safety Technicians (unarmed), contracted Security Officers (unarmed), and contracted armed off-duty Kirkland Police Officers. Campus Public Safety personnel are on duty 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and closed on Sunday.
Under the direction of the Campus Public Safety Manager, full time college staff and contracted Security and Police Officers uphold applicable local, state, and federal laws as well as LWTech policies and procedures. LWTech Campus Public Safety services include Haz-Mat management, criminal response and investigations, medical emergency response, fire emergency response, personal safety escorts, motor vehicle accident investigations and traffic control, parking enforcement, and college policies including alcohol and drug use, abuse, and weapons violations.
Historically, LWTech has been a relatively safe haven from the busy outside world; however, King County is one of the fastest growing areas in the state. It is prudent to be aware that we are no longer isolated from the pressure of an encroaching population. Please understand crime prevention is everyone's responsibility. With that in mind, LWTech takes many common-sense precautions to help ensure the safety of the campus community. The college expects its faculty, staff, students, and guests to do their part to help maintain a safe environment.
Crime does not stop at the campus property line. The key to preventing crime is awareness. While LWTech Campus Public Safety is the primary agency responsible for creating a safe and secure environment, all LWTech employees and students must work together to share this responsibility. LWTech Campus Public Safety is committed to community policing and collaborative problem solving. Many incidents can be avoided if people take basic precautions to prevent their own victimization. If you have any questions about Campus Public Safety at LWTech, please visit our department located in the first floor of the East Building, Room E145.
For criminal and/or medical emergencies, call 911 (on-campus phones call 9-911). For all other non-emergency calls, dial: (425) 739-8224.
It is our express goal to make Lake Washington Institute of Technology a safe place to work and learn. Welcome!
LWTech Campus Public Safety