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May 31, 2017

NOTICE – TRITON ALERT and Campus Safety Bulletin - Student backpack stolen by individuals impersonating Campus Security

Campus Security received a report on May 30, at approximately 3:15 p.m., of two individuals impersonating Campus Security Officers. At approximately 2:55 p.m. on Tues., May 30, two individuals approached a student and identified themselves as Campus Security Officers on the second floor of Brier Hall. The individuals told the student something had occurred with his backpack and that he needed to go with them immediately to the Security Office. While in possession of his backpack they directed him to return to his other things and gather them up. At this point, the victim lost track of the suspects and his backpack.

The two suspects are described as follows: Suspect #1 was described as a slender white male approximately six feet tall wearing a dark jacket, straight leg jeans, and boots or street hikers. He was wearing a gray or light olive ball cap and round frame glasses.

 Suspect 1

Suspect #2 was a dark skinned male also approximately six feet tall. He is slightly stocky in build, also wearing a dark sweatshirt or jacket, lighter color straight leg jeans, and a black or dark blue ball cap.

suspect 2

Both suspects were observed leaving campus in a small white four door sedan with what appears to be manufacturer installed spoiler on the rear trunk.

Suspects' white car

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact the Lynnwood Police Department at 425.670.5600 and mention Case # 2017-18222 or the Edmonds CC Department of Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness at 425.754.0154.

Campus Security wants everyone to be aware of this ruse so you can avoid becoming a victim. Please do not go with — or give your belongings to — anyone you cannot positively identify. All of the Edmonds CC Campus Security Officers wear a distinctive uniform in shades of blue and black, and carry an EdPass that identifies them as college employees. They also carry a radio that can be used to communicate with team members and get additional support from the department or local emergency responders.

Whenever a situation is of concern to our campus community, we will notify you. Edmonds CC urges anyone who is a victim of any crime to call 911 immediately AND make a report to Campus Security.

 REMEMBER, if you See Something, Say Something by calling Campus Security 24/7 at 425.754.0154.


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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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.