Security & Risk Management

The goals are simple: safety and security.

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Security Emergency: 604.871.7000 Ext.4444


The mission of the Vancouver Community College Department of Safety & Security is to sustain a safe campus environment and improve the quality of life for students, faculty, staff, and community members.

To achieve the mission, we make the following pledge:

  • We promise to provide professional safety and security services that respect the rights of those we serve.
  • We promise to value the diversity of VCC’s campus and surrounding neighbourhoods.
  • We promise to utilize the talents of our staff to help the department continually improve its functionality and service.
  • We promise to uphold Vancouver Community College's mission and to provide services that enable members of our community to enrich life on and around this campus freely.
  • We promise to strive for excellence in our work every day, and
  • We promise to engage our constituents in the quest for safety, recognizing that everyone who works, learns, teaches, or lives here has a role in the safety and security of our campus.

Visit myVCC for detailed procedures and resources.

Emergency Assistance

Police, Fire or Ambulance: from a campus phone call 9-911

When calling 911 state:

  • nature and location of the emergency
  • your name
  • name of building and address
  • nearest entrance and room number
  • your phone number

Do NOT hang up. Follow the operator’s instructions. You may need to stay on the phone until emergency personnel arrive.

Urgent Security Help: local 4444

Non-Urgent Security Help:

  • Broadway:  local 5020 or 778.783.5020
  • Downtown:  local 8361 or 604.443.8361


  • Broadway: local 8319 or 604.871.7000 ext. 8319
  • Downtown: local 8319 or 604.871.7000 ext. 8319

Vancouver Police Dept. 604.665.6000

Vancouver Fire Dept. 604.717.3535

Medical Assistance

  • Urgent First Aid local 4444
  • Counselling Broadway: local 7191 or 604.871.7187
  • Downtown: local 8453 or 604.443.8453

Campus Closure
The college will post a notice at vcc.ca and contact major radio stations to make an announcement in the event of a decision by the President or designate to close the college or any parts of it.

Remain Informed
In the event of a sustained disruption of college services, due to an emergency, weather conditions or other circumstances, notices and information updates will be posted to the college’s website at www.vcc.ca.

The VCC website is your primary means of staying informed. Broadcast email and voicemail, information hotlines, radio announcements or other communications will be secondary to the website.