Campus Safety - About

Campus Safety Authority

The Campus Safety Department has a non-commissioned security force of eight full-time and approximately seventeen part-time officers.  All Campus Security Officers have received First Aid, CPR and AED training and additional instruction in emergency response.  Officers patrol both main campuses (Pierce College Puyallup and Pierce College Fort Steilacoom) on foot and by vehicle, enforce the laws and regulations that govern conduct on campus, and have the authority to issue parking tickets.

Campus Safety Officers are authorized to request identification from any person on district property to determine whether they have lawful business at the college, but do not possess arrest power.  They are equipped with radios capable of contacting local Police, Fire and Medical Aid, and maintain a close working relationship with these agencies.  Meetings are held between the leaders of these agencies on both a formal and informal basis.

Department procedure requires that law enforcement agencies be contacted when incidents occur which are outside of the department's scope of authority, and criminal incidents are referred to the local police who have jurisdiction on campus.  Pierce College currently does not have a written Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with local law enforcement agencies. 

Lakewood Police

West Pierce Fire & Rescue

Puyallup Police

Central Pierce Fire & Rescue

Chris MacKersie
Director of Safety & Security / Assistant Director of Facilities

Jose Nieves
Program Manager

Fort Steilacoom

Campus Safety Office
9401 Farwest Drive SW
Cascade Building, C311
Office: (253) 964-6751

Office Hours:
M-Th: 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
F: 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Campus Safety Office
1601 39th Avenue SE
Gaspard Building, A117
Office: (253) 840-8481

Office Hours:
M-Th: 8 a.m. - Noon