Emergency Communications

Stay Connected: Campus Alerts

Triton Alert – Late start, college opens at 11 a.m. on Tues., Feb. 7.

Due to emergency weather conditions, there's a late start at Edmonds Community College. On Tues., Feb. 7, the college opens at 11 a.m. Classes starting prior to 11 a.m. are canceled. Please do your part to help inform the college community of tomorrow's late start.

How we decide: In emergency conditions, Edmonds Community College makes decisions regarding emergency closures or class cancellations at 5 a.m. and 3 p.m., if not sooner if it is possible. Key information is posted first on the college website and a Triton Alert is sent via text and email messages. We'll err on the side of staying open to fulfill our mission whenever possible, but we expect individuals to err on the side of protecting their own health and safety. Work with your supervisors or instructors if you need to make other arrangements in an emergency. Take care of yourself and be safe!


NOTICE – Campus Safety Bulletin

December 15, 2016 UPDATE

Edmonds CC has received notification from the Lynnwood Police Department that they've made an arrest in the Nov. 30 report of a male in a white van exposing himself.

December 6, 2016

The Edmonds CC Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness Department received a report of a male in a white van exposing himself. It took place off campus on Nov. 30 near Highway 99 and 204th St. SW and involved two Edmonds CC students. The white van is described as a Ford with a white rack on top and tinted back windows. We are informing you of this report in an effort to keep our students and employees aware and safe.

The Lynnwood Police Department is investigating the report. Those with any information should contact the Lynnwood Police Department at the 911 non-emergency number 425.775.3000, or the Edmonds CC Department of Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness at 425.754.0154.

November 1, 2016

The Lynnwood Police Department received two reports of a hispanic male in a red car exposing himself. Both events took place off campus yesterday near Gold Park and involved Edmonds CC students. We are informing you of these reports in an effort to keep our students and employees aware and safe.

Those with any information should contact the Lynnwood Police Department at the 911 non-emergency number 425.775.3000, or the Edmonds CC Department of Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness at 425.754.0154.

Be Prepared

We ask our students and employees to be aware and take the following actions to increase their safety both on and off campus:

  • Be sure you can hear what is happening around you (use only use one earbud if listening to music or talking on the phone).
  • Travel with a friend.
  • Choose routes that are well lit and populated whenever possible.
  • Locate convenient, well-lighted, frequently used bus stops.
  • Check schedules in advance and avoid waiting alone at bus stops.
  • If you are verbally or physically harassed on the bus, report it to the bus driver immediately.
  • Do not stop to talk to strangers or step near vehicles if called to.
  • If someone attempts to get you alone, do not talk to them. Get to a safe place as quickly as you can.

If you are attacked:

  • Be physically and psychologically prepared to defend yourself.
  • When faced with danger, stay calm, think rationally, find a way to escape.
  • Observe as much as you can about the physical characteristics, clothing, and behavior of the assailant. This information will be important in the police investigation.

Edmonds CC urges anyone who is a victim of any crime to call 911 immediately AND make a report to Campus Security at 425.754.0154.

Victims of any form are asked to seek confidential support at the Counseling and Resource Center in Mountlake Terrace Hall 145 or call 425.640.1358. 

REMEMBER, if you See Something, Say Something by contacting Campus Security 24/7.

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The Triton Alert system will:
  • post alerts to the college website,
  • send emails to students' EdMail email addresses and employees,
  • send text alerts (make sure to sign up for text alerts by logging into Triton Alert), and
  • post to the college's Facebook and Twitter pages.

What if It Snows?

In inclement weather, Edmonds Community College typically makes decisions regarding emergency closures or class cancellations by 5 a.m. for day classes and 3 p.m. for evening classes (or as early as circumstances allow). Then we start getting the word out.

The college seeks to stay open to fulfill its mission whenever possible — so, most likely, it will be classes as usual for the college — but individuals should protect their own health and safety. Take care of yourself and be safe!

Students, work with your instructors if you need to make other arrangements in an emergency.


Important notice to students, employees, and the community:

Due to ongoing fire and safety concerns of the National Fire Protection Association, Edmonds Community College prohibits the use, possession, or storage of "hoverboard" style transport devices on campus property. This includes but is not limited to student housing, classrooms, meeting space, walkways, hallways, and open courtyards.