Safety and Security

The Grays Harbor College Campus Security Department is committed in providing a safe and secure environment for all students, staff and visitors by establishing a peaceful learning atmosphere where all people can attend safely and without fear. We strive to provide the college community with outstanding customer service while balancing the enforcement of the policies and procedures that we are charged to uphold.

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The Campus Safety and Security Office is located in the 800 Building, room 860 and can be contacted at 360-538-4120 or at

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 at off campus sites. 

Parking Enforcement

All vehicles (including motorcycles) utilizing the college parking lots (paved or gravel) must display a valid GHC parking permit which may be obtained at the Cashier’s Window. The cost for the parking permits is part of the student’s comprehensive fee. If a second vehicle permit is needed, the annual fee is $5.00 for that vehicle. More information about parking.

Reporting an Incident

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Call 911 for an Emergency!

Campus emergency phones are located outside the Schermer Building, at the top of the stairs leading to the upper parking lot, and at the base of those stairs next to the Gym.

Call 360-538-4114 for GHC Campus Operations Dispatch.  The dispatcher has direct radio communications to the Safety and Security Coordinator and Campus Operation Staff.

For off campus sites, reports can be made to the Community Education Center Coordinator.

Please submit any incident reports using the following form.

For more information regarding emergencies please view our Emergency Procedures.


360-538-4120, or x4120 from a campus phone, or at


Office hours are 7:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday


The campus security office is located in the 800 Building, room 860.

Sign up to receive GHC Text Alerts

GHC has established a notification system that is capable of sending text (also known as SMS) and e-mail messages in the event of a campus-wide emergency or health and safety concern. 

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In order to expedite the return of found items to their respective owners, the Security Department has purchased two drop bins and placed them along the wall across from the Welcome Center. The large bin resembles a book drop and is used to collect large items such as books, clothing and water bottles. The smaller blue bin resembles a mail drop and is used to collect items like cell phones, wallets, jewelry, USB drives and keys. I will make every effort to collect the items on a frequent basis in the hopes of making a quick turnaround on lost property. 

Students that have lost items can complete the Lost Item Form online, or visit the Safety and Security office. 


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