Safety services and programs

Vancouver campus safety escort program

Safety escorts are provided by Washington State University Vancouver Department of Public Safety employees and may be requested by calling (360) 546-9001 or paging an officer at (360) 690-1527. Escorts are available all day until 11:30 p.m.

Whistle safety program

Any community member may request a free flat whistle with an elastic key ring and arm band. The whistles are especially beneficial for persons who occasionally walk to their cars alone. If a whistle is heard, the person who hears it should call 911 and provide the location information as quickly as possible. Officers from the Washington State University Vancouver Department of Public Safety will respond immediately.

Crime prevention handbooks

The Public Safety Department offers a wide range of materials concerning public safety issues. Among them is the "Do It Yourself, Crime Prevention Handbook." This handbook includes safety checklists for the home, personal safety, child safety, and protection of personal property. Booklets can be picked up in the Public Safety office, located in the Dengerink Administration building (VDEN 160). Pamphlets may also be picked up at the Parking Services office, located in the Physical Plant building.

Property engraving

The Washington State University Vancouver Department of Public Safety offers free property engraving. If a community member wishes to have their valuables (such as car stereo face plates or laptop computers) engraved, please call the Washington State University Vancouver Department of Public Safety office at (360) 546-9001 for an appointment. 

Crime prevention awareness and safety presentations

Washington State University Vancouver Department of Public Safety sponsors and participates in panel discussions and safety lectures to interested academic classes, student organizations, and community members. Topics can include personal safety, theft prevention, and child safety. Other topics can also be specifically requested. Please contact the Washington State University Vancouver Department of Public Safety at (360) 546-9001 or via e-mail at wsuvcops@vancouver.wsu.edu to request a topic and schedule a class.

Self defense and sexual assault prevention classes - Two to three times a year, the WSU Vancouver Department of Public Safety sponsors self defense classes free of charge to the campus community. This classes cover self defense and sexual assault prevention basics.