Security Mission Statement, Duties & Services

 

Security Assistance

 Call if you are afraid of walking alone on campus for any reason. Security Officers are available to accompany you to your classroom or vehicle. Contact Campus Security at 509.574.4610. Security assistance may be arranged daily by notifying Campus Security during office hours.

Lost and Found

Lost & Found is located in the Campus Security Office in Palmer Hall. Property will beheld for 90 days.

Mission Statement

To enhance campus environment by working in partnership with the campus to promote public safety and crime prevention through education and enforcement; to maintain the campus order while preserving the legal rights of all individuals; to reduce the impact of crime, and to provide effective, efficient and professional service.

Vision

 The department of Safety and Security is committed to working together in a problem-solving partnership with the campus and surrounding community. We recognize our responsibility to provide superior safety and security services with the highest professional standards, to provide a safe and secure campus for the students, faculty and staff of Yakima Valley Community College.

 

Values The principles upon which we base our services

Service

We value the privilege to provide effective, efficient and equitable service. We respect the members of our campus, the importance of a combined crime prevention alliance and the opportunity to provide a safe and secure campus environment.

Ethics

We value honesty and integrity, and will demonstrate these values in all of our actions. We are accountable for maintaining the campus's trust with the highest ethical standards and adherence to department policy, as well as, local, state and federal laws. As security officers entrusted with the authority to maintain the campus peace and security, our values will not be compromised.

Diversity

We value our differences and acknowledge that our unique backgrounds bring strength to our organization and campus. We strive to reflect the community we serve and respect the skills, knowledge and abilities of one another.

Professionalism

We value commitment, responsibility and clear direction. We achieve the essence of professionalism through teamwork, creativity and continual self improvement.

 

Duties

Duties include but are not limited to...

    1. Enforcement of college rules and regulations and local, state, and federal laws.
    2. Patrol of the campus buildings and grounds for prowlers, property damage, or other irregularities on foot, bike, or in a patrol vehicle.
    3. Direction and regulation of traffic and parking.
    4. Investigation of accidents or crimes, responding to first aid calls, receiving and writing of reports of criminal activity.
    5. Assistance to stranded motorist with dead batteries, lockouts in vehicles, or buildings, etc.
    6. Assistance to local law enforcement agencies and fire department.
 

Services

Employee Training

  • Hazardous Communication
  • Fire Evacuation/Procedures
  • Reporting Accidents/Procedures
  • Return to Work/Accidents First Aid/CPR
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Drug/Alcohol Orientation
  • Employee Orientation
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Safe Places

Safety Committee Meets Monthly

  • Addresses Campus Safety Concerns
  • Focuses on Preventative Safety Measures
  • Focuses on Campus Projects Involving Safety Reviews Safety Policy(s)
  • Safety Inspection Campus-wide
  • Compliance Recommendations as Needed
  • Special Project Inspection

 Hazardous Waste

  • Ongoing Compliance
  • Pick-up
  • Handling
  • Storage Information