Safety and Security @ GHC
employs one full-time person responsible for safety and security at the
campus and the
off campus sites. The Safety and Security Coordinator’s office is
located in the 2000 Building, room 2323 and can be contacted at (360) 538-4120
or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Safety and Security Coordinator has the
authority to ask persons for identification and to
determine whether individuals have lawful business
on campus, but does not have arrest power. Criminal incidents are referred to
law enforcement agencies, which have jurisdiction on the main campus and off
campus sites. The college maintains an excellent working relationship with the
Aberdeen Police Department (Aberdeen Main Campus and
), Raymond Police Department (
) and Long Beach Police
All crime victims and witnesses are strongly encouraged to immediately
report the crime to the appropriate law enforcement agencies and also report
crimes and incidents that occur on campus to the Safety and Security Coordinator. Prompt reporting will ensure timely warning notices and
disclosure of crime statistics.
Campus buildings are locked and unlocked at
scheduled times as conditions and usage warrant. Employees that need
access after hours should contact their supervisor to request a key.
The Security Department maintains a case log
that records all crimes reported to the Security Department, including the
nature, date, time, general location, and the disposition of the complaint, if
known. These activities are logged and available for public inspection
within two days.
The college does not have student housing.
Reporting an Incident
1. Call 911 for Police, Medic or Fire.
2. Call (360) 532-9020 GHC Switchboard. The
switchboard has direct radio communications to the Safety and Security Coordinator and Campus Operation Staff.
3. Call (360) 538-4120, Safety and Security Coordinator or email email@example.com.
4. For off campus sites, reports can be made
to the community education center coordinator.
In the event that a situation that arises either
on or off campus and, in the judgment of the college constitutes an ongoing or
continuous threat, a campus “timely warning” will be issued. Depending on
the particular circumstances of the incident, especially in situations that
could pose an immediate threat to the community and individuals, the college
may employ a number of different mechanisms to notify the campus of the threat.
transportation or storage of any firearm(s), explosives, dangerous chemicals or
other weapons, devices or substances which can be used to inflict bodily harm
or to damage real or personal property, is strictly forbidden on all college
property. This does not apply to commissioned police officers as
prescribed by law. WAC 132B-120-040 (16)