Since Seattle Pacific is located in a fairly quiet, wealthy neighborhood, crime is not a primary concern. The dormitories and on-campus apartments require passage through two separate keyed entry points, just to get onto a floor, and naturally the individual rooms/apartments have their own unique locks. The campus is also small and relatively dense, which is a double-edged sword; the plus is no one will be off in Timbuktu, out of sight or having to walk great distances, but the minus is that safety concerns are not isolated and the entire community is affected by any safety breach. The University also has systems in place to alert students should there be any potential harm. Even if the harm is minor, an e-mail will be sent to all students, informing them of the situation and also how to take precautions to ensure safety. It is also important for students to program their cell phone numbers into the University's system so that if there is a threat on campus, they'll receive text message notification and instruction.
The Office of Safety and Security on campus has cars patrolling the campus and surrounding residential areas 24 hours a day. This means there is also always a dispatcher available to reach by telephone. Because of the lack of suspicious activity, Safety and Security officers are more likely to give students a parking ticket than have a real opportunity to protect them from any real danger. They offer other great services, though. For example, students can call for a ride if they are uncomfortable walking across campus in the dark or if it is very late. This service is also very handy if you should become injured and have to use crutches because they will gladly drive you from class to class and rescue you from having to navigate the hilly terrain.