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Campus Community Safety

The University of Washington is dedicated to a safe learning, teaching, research and visitor environment in a diverse community that values compassion and belonging.

The Division of Campus Community Safety (launched in academic year 2022-2023) leads planning, prevention, response and recovery for the UW through three key emergency and safety response units, UW Emergency Management, UW SafeCampus, and UW Police (Seattle Campus).

Under the leadership of the Vice President for Campus Community Safety, a role currently held in interim by Sally Clark, the UW’s Director of Regional and Community Relations, the Division provides strategic and operational support for its units, seeks opportunities to innovate with alternative response models, develops common standards across UW, and advocates across UW for preparedness.

A search for candidates for the Vice President position will happen in the 2022-2023 academic year with tri-campus involvement.


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Contact SafeCampus — no matter where you work or study — to discuss safety and well-being concerns for yourself or others. Anonymous calls welcome.

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Emergency Management

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The Emergency Management team provides technical and consulting services for the Seattle campus, acts as a liaison to other UW locations and activates relevant plan steps in the event of an emergency.

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UW Police

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UWPD has a singular focus on the needs of the campus community, including being responsive to expectations for the safety and security of students, faculty, and staff.

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Contact Us

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Give us your feedback on how we are doing or how your experience interacting with the Division or campus community safety units went.

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