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Campus Public Safety

Report Emergency Information: 9-1-1
From a Campus Phone: 9-911
Notify Campus Security: 425-739-8224
From a Campus Phone: ext. 8224


Campus Security Hours 

Monday – Friday: 6:30 AM to 10:30 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Sunday: Closed


Contact Campus Security

Call the main Security Office number at (425) 739-8224. Your call is automatically forwarded to the Officer on Duty.


Emergency Communications

LWTech uses two Campus Emergency Communication systems to notify students, faculty, staff, the community, and the media when campus activities are affected due to unexpected circumstances. Sign up to get the most timely information.


Clery Report

LWTech 2015 Clery Report (PDF)



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The following information is designed to give you basic facts about Security concerns at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) and the surrounding Kirkland community. It is our wish that your time on the LWTech Campus is safe and productive.

Historically, LWTech has been a relatively safe haven from the busy outside world; however, King County is one of the fastest growing areas in the state and it is prudent to be aware that we are no longer isolated from the pressure of an encroaching population. Please understand crime prevention is everyone's responsibility; with that in mind, LWTech takes many common-sense precautions to help ensure the safety of the campus community, and expects its faculty, staff, students, and guests, to do their part to help maintain a safe environment.

Crime does not stop at the campus property line. The key to preventing crime is awareness. While LWTech Campus Public Safety is the primary agency responsible for creating a safe and secure environment, all LWTech employees and students must work together to share this responsibility; LWTech Campus Public Safety is committed to community policing and collaborative problem solving. Many incidents can be avoided if people take basic precautions to prevent their own victimization. If you have any questions about Campus Public Safety at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, please visit our Department. The LWTech Campus Public Safety Office is located in the first floor of the East Building, Room E145.

The LWTech Campus Public Safety Office is the campus law enforcement division of the College and reports directly to the Vice President of Administrative Services. Campus Public Safety works closely and directly with all Departments of the College to ensure uniform application and clear understanding of LWTech Campus Public Safety policies and procedures to all faculty, staff, and students. Current staff consists of the (unarmed) Campus Public Safety Manager, (unarmed) Campus Safety Technicians, (unarmed) contracted Security Officers, and (armed) contracted, off-duty Kirkland Police Officers. Campus Public Safety personnel are on duty from 6:30 AM to 10:30 PM Monday through Friday; 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM on Saturday, and closed on Sunday.

Under the direction of the Campus Public Safety Manager, full time College staff and contracted Security and Police Officers uphold applicable local, state, and federal laws and Lake Washington Institute of Technology policies and procedures. LWTech Campus Public Safety services include Haz-Mat management, criminal response and investigations, medical emergency response, fire emergency response, personal safety escorts, motor vehicle accident investigations and traffic control, parking enforcement, and College policies including alcohol and drug use and abuse and weapons violations.

For criminal and/or medical emergencies, call 911 (on-campus phones call 9-911). For all other non-emergency calls, dial: (425) 739-8224.

It is our express goal to make Lake Washington Institute of Technology a safe place in which to work and learn. Welcome!


LWTech Campus Public Safety