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. 

FORT STEILACOOM CAMPUS
Lakewood Police
www.cityoflakewood.us/government/departments/police/

West Pierce Fire & Rescue
www.westpierce.org/

PUYALLUP CAMPUS
Puyallup Police
www.cityofpuyallup.org/services/police-department/

Central Pierce Fire & Rescue
www.centralpiercefire.org

Chris MacKersie
Director of Safety & Assistant Director of Facilities
253-912-3655

Shelley Miell
District Program Manager
253-864-3252

Fort Steilacoom

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

Office Hours:
M-W: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Th: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
F: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Benjamin Gomes
Sergeant-Supervisor
253-964-6258

Puyallup

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

Office Hours:
Mon - Thurs:
8 a.m. - noon
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
7 p.m. - 8:10 p.m.

Maureen Rickertsen
Sergeant-Supervisor
253-840-8481