Campus Public Safety

Mission Statement
The mission of Campus Public Safety is to provide a safe environment for the college community and visitors.

Campus Public Safety is a service-oriented department which strives to accomplish this mission through visibility, education, and promoting personal responsibility.

In an on-campus emergency, call 253.680.7111.
To contact any Campus Public Safety officer using a campus phone, you can dial x7111. From an off-campus phone, dial 253.680.7111.

If you are in need of immediate medical, fire or police assistance, call 911 (9-911 from any on-campus phone). Be sure to contact us so we can assist the emergency responders who arrive on campus.

Visit the Student Conduct page to report concerning or threatening behaviors.
Campus Public Safety officers work to provide a safe environment for the college community and visitors. Below are just some of the services we offer.

  • Campus Patrol
  • Parking/Traffic Enforcement
  • Issue Parking Permits
  • Resolve Conflict
  • Emergency Response
  • Accident Investigation
  • Lost and Found Management
  • Safety Training
  • Compliance and Security Reporting
  • Courtesy Services

View the Daily Crime log for the latest events.

Title IX. Bates Technical College does not tolerate harassment or discrimination. If you feel you have been harassed or discriminated against based on sex, gender or gender identity, please visit our Title IX reference page .

If you have questions about whether or not to report an incident, you may ask questions anonymously. When making a formal report, there are limits to anonymity that we can discuss with you prior to making the complaint.

If you feel you are the victim and you do not want to make a formal Title IX complaint, or if you want to remain anonymous, we will still take a report and investigate it, but we may be more limited in the outcome. We can discuss your options and let you make the decision. We encourage everyone who believes they are the victim of harassment or discrimination to report it.

Counseling Center. Bates Technical College offers counseling services for students at no charge. If this is a service you would like to explore, please visit the Counseling Center page .

Threats or Threatening Behavior. Most acts of violence on school campuses nationwide are told to other people prior to it happening, either by word of mouth or social media. The best way to combat the violence is to investigate threats made at or towards the school or the college community. While most threats result in little or no danger, we still assess every threat that is reported and respond accordingly using the current FBI and Secret Service process. If you have heard a threat and want to report it, please do so as soon as possible. You can report them here .

Homeless Issues. While the school tries to stay on top of issues surrounding our homeless population on school property, everyone has the right to report concerns to the City of Tacoma, also. You may do this by calling 253.591.5000, by using the TacomaFIRST 311 app or on the city’s website at . Issues on school property should also be reported to Campus Public safety at 253.680.7111.

Non-emergency Crimes. If you need to file a police report for a non-emergent crime, you may do so by calling South Sound 9-1-1 at 253.287.4455. For crimes that occurred in the City of Tacoma, you may also file a report online at . If the crime occurred in the County, but not in the city limits of Tacoma, you may file an online report at  .

Remember that if there is a life safety emergency, please call or text 9-1-1, then call Campus Public Safety at 253.680.7111.

Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to Campus Public Safety. In accordance with applicable state and federal regulations, the college publishes and distributes crime statistics to all current students, faculty and staff on an annual basis. The crime statistics are also available upon request to all applicants for enrollment or employment.

Please click on the links below for individual campus statistics:

Copies of the report may be obtained from Campus Public Safety, Room C201, 1101 S. Yakima Ave. Call 253.680.7111 or email Campus Public Safety for more information.

The 2023 Annual Security Report (Published February 2024) may be accessed here: Annual Security Report