Safety Matters

At El Camino College, we are continually refining our campus safety programs. Employees are provided the best safety equipment available; we provide training to each level of employee; and we provide technical assistance via experts in their fields when necessary. Through the combined efforts of our employees and our consultants, we have developed high safety standards and we recommend everyone to be aware of safety measures, both on the job and at home.

Working together as a college community is also very important and essential in maintaining a safe environment. Remember: A truly safe campus is achieved through the cooperation of all of us – including students! Campus Police continually reminds us: “If you see something, say something.” If you see or hear something that does not appear quite right, immediately contact Campus Police by calling 911, 310-660-3100, or use a campus “Code Blue” emergency phone.

To stay informed, please sign up to receive Nixle emergency alerts from ECC Campus Police. Simply text 888777 and type ECCPD. For more info on Nixle:

Safety Reminders:
• Have keys in hand before walking to your car
• Always be aware of your surroundings – remember the use of listening devices and cell phones may significantly distract you
• Don’t walk alone; use the buddy system
• Use cautious judgment: meet new people, including classmates or colleagues, in public places; do not get into a car or go to out-of-the-way places with someone you do not know
• Learn the location of “Code Blue” POLICE phones located throughout campus. These phones are directly linked to the college Police Department and are considered 911 priority lines. Students and staff are encouraged to utilize these phones for any emergency
• Use ECC Courtesy Shuttle operated by ECC Police from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; on-call 24 hours. Use one of the POLICE phones located throughout campus, or call campus police 310-660-3100 for this service.
• Night students and faculty are encouraged to park in the same general area as other faculty or students with night classes in their building; this provides the opportunity for a group of students and faculty to walk together to their cars after dark
• Immediately report any suspicious activity to campus police
• Be alert! Be prepared!