Windward CC Security
Hale Alakaʻi 113
Windward Community College is firmly committed to providing a safe and secure campus environment. Our institution’s policies, procedures, and programs related to safety and security are designed to ensure that best practices are followed to protect persons and property. We encourage you to explore the information provided by the Office of Safety and Security.
About the Office of Safety and Security at Windward Community College
The Safety and Security Manager is responsible for overseeing campus security operations, emergency planning and preparedness, environmental health and safety monitoring, and training related to safety and security matters. The manager also serves as the campus’ Clery Compliance Officer
The Federal Clery Act
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (also known as the Clery Act; as amended) is a federal law that requires all institutions of higher education, that receive federal funding for student financial aid programs, to meet specific performance measures for compliance. Our campus’ Annual Security Report, available to the campus community and the public, contains valuable information intended to assist you in making sound decisions about your own personal safety and security while attending or working on campus. We believe in being proactive in matters of campus safety and security; and, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with our current Annual Security Report where you can find details such as procedures for reporting crimes, emergency procedures, safety and security programs, important policy statements, and crime statistics.
Manager Contact Information
Phone: (808) 235-7343 or extension 343 from an internal phone unit
Hale Alakaʻi 125
Campus Security at Windward Community College
Our security workforce operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Campus Security provides patrol and other security services for the campus. Campus Security major functions include conducting patrols, monitoring of vehicles coming onto campus and ensuring lawful parking activity, responding to incidents and emergencies, conducting interviews and initial investigations, summoning first responders (police, fire, emergency medical services), and providing security services to the campus community.
Security Workforce Jurisdiction And Authority
Our security workforce consists of uniformed, state-employed University Campus Security Officers (UCSOs) who are non-sworn/unarmed personnel. UCSOs are authorized to enforce safety-, security-, and emergency management-related policies and procedures of Windward Community College, of the Community Colleges System, and the University of Hawai`i System. UCSOs are also authorized to take appropriate actions in support of federal/state/local laws, ordinances, executive orders and directives.
UCSOs are authorized to identify and interview any person on campus jurisdiction; and, to conduct initial investigations of reported incidents, emergencies, and complaints of policy/procedure violations. Additionally, they are authorized to take custody of property that could be classified as evidence or contraband; and, to detain a person with cause until the arrival of law enforcement who will make the final determination for subsequent arrest, citation, or referral back to the campus for disciplinary action.
Campus Security Contact Information
Phone: (808) 235-7355 or extension 355 from an internal phone unit
Hale Alakaʻi 113
Security Services for the Campus Community
Lost And Found
Campus Security handles the campus’ lost and found. Our campus procedures are below. Please note that security personnel may be temporarily out of the office; we recommend calling before you arrive at Hale Alakaʻi room 113.
To report lost items, please be prepared to provide information such as when you lost the item, where you last saw the item, a description of the item, an estimated current value of the item, and how we can contact you if the item is turned in to the security office.
To report found items, please call security for a pick up (security is responsible for the safekeeping of the item while attempting to locate the item’s owner). Please be prepared to provide information such as when and where you found the item and any other information you may have to assist security in locating the owner.
Campus Security can provide security escorts from one campus location to another location on campus property. If the reason for your security escort involves concerns based on past violence, we ask that you inform the security officer so that he/she can make an informed decision on route options. From time to time, Campus Security’s arrival for the escort may be delayed because the officer is required to complete tasks for an emergency that previously occurred. Your safety and security is very important to us; and, we ask that you wait for the security escort.
Campus Security can provide courtesy transports when disability access routes are temporarily inaccessible (due to repair or construction, as examples). As with security escorts, Campus Security’s arrival for the transport may be delayed because the officer is required to complete tasks for an emergency that previously occurred. We ask for your understanding of the delay. Should an emergency incident occur during the transport, the security officer will ensure that you will be placed in a safe holding environment until his/her return to resume the transport.
Annual Security Report
What Is An Annual Security Report?
The federal Clery Act requires all institutions of higher education (that participate in Title IV Student Financial Aid programs) to publish an Annual Security Report (ASR) that contains valuable information intended to assist you in making sound decisions about your own personal safety and security while considering admission, attending or visiting campus, or working on campus. We believe in being proactive in matters of campus safety and security and encourage you to familiarize yourself with our current Annual Security Report where you can find details such as procedures for reporting crimes, emergency procedures, emergency contacts, safety and security programs, important policy statements, and crime statistics.
2019 Annual Security Report (pdf)
2018 Annual Security Report (pdf)
2017 Annual Security Report (pdf)
2016 Annual Security Report (pdf)
Campus Emergency Preparedness and Evacuation Procedures
Preparing Yourself For Emergencies
The first step in preparing for emergencies is to take the time to discuss preparedness with your family or circle of friends. When an emergency occurs, it is not likely that everyone in your family or circle of friends will be in the same place at the same time. Therefore, the first thing to do is open a discussion on what each person will do during an emergency. It is also important to include in the discussion other people with whom you are dependent upon for assistance. Listed are links to obtain general preparedness information and material to assist you in personal preparedness planning.
What To Do If An Emergency Occurs On Campus
If an evacuation from a structure is required (e.g., a fire incident), the fire detection system will sound an alarm. Upon hearing this alarm, follow the posted exit signage as well as any instructions provided to you by Campus Security Department personnel and/or faculty and staff.
Evacuation locations are dependent on many factors. The location choice will be determined based on the information received such as the incident area and the type/severity of the emergency. Therefore, we recommend that you be especially alert to instructions provided to you by campus officials and act quickly upon their guidance and direction. If there is no location provided to you, exit the area away from the threat (if it is a fire, find a location away from the direction of the smoke and as far away as possible; for examples, the Great Lawn or a parking lot).
From time to time, the campus will conduct a fire drill to test the readiness of both the campus response personnel and the campus community. It is important that these drills are taken seriously; and, that you actively participate in the evacuation processes. Drills provide valuable information on issues that can arise during evacuation. This information is used to make improvements to evacuation procedures.
Seeking Shelter or Shelterin-In-Place
Should there be an incident that requires seeking immediate shelter or sheltering-in-place (e.g., an incident involving a person with a gun or knife), the Campus Crisis Management Team will—based on the assessment of Campus Security Department personnel or other Campus Security Authorities—initiate an emergency notification through the UH Alert System. If you have not already opted to receive messages on your smart phone, sign up for UH alerts here.
If you are confronted with such an immediate, threatening situation, Windward Community College recommends that you utilize the “Avoid, Deny, Defend” (ADD) concept which has been adopted by the Honolulu Police Department. To learn more about your personal safety options during such a confrontation, go to the internet to view the video "Avoid, Deny, Defend"
Although the video scenario is for an active shooter incident, the “ADD” concept can be applied to other situations involving an immediate threat to your health and safety.