SBCC students walking on the bridge.

Campus Safety and Emergency

What We Do

The Santa Barbara City College Campus Safety and Emergency Department is committed in providing a safe and secure environment for all students, staff and visitors by establishing a peaceful learning atmosphere where all people can attend safely and without fear. We are also committed to developing and exploring new and innovative ways to achieve our goals in providing a safer environment. We strive to provide the college community with outstanding customer service while balancing the enforcement of the policies and procedures that we are charged to uphold.

One of the primary objectives of the Campus Safety Department is to make the campus secure for students, staff and visitors. Campus safety officers patrol the college's East and West campuses including the parking lots. Although they go through training, SBCC safety officers are not peace officers.  Safety officers wear blue shirts with yellow lettering and yellow jackets with blue lettering as uniforms and while on evening patrol, the officers carry flashlights at all times.  The officers also carry walkie-talkies which give them instant communication with the local police. Among other duties the Campus Safety Office is also responsible for parking enforcement on campus.


In the event of an emergency please call Campus Safety at extension 2400 from a campus phone or from a cell phone call (805) 730-4200 or dial 911 (direct police/fire emergency line). Campus Safety also provides escorts and battery starts. Campus emergency phones are located throughout the campus. See campus map for locations. For more information regarding emergencies and emergency preparedness please visit Emergency Services.


Office hours are 8:30am - 4:30pm. Monday-Friday


Office Phone (805)730-4064

Emergency Phone (805)730-4200 from off campus or cell phone or x2400 from a campus phone.


The campus safety and emergency office is located in ECC 41, on Loma Alta Drive under the bridge.

Campus Safety and Emergency
Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

Office Hours:
8:30am to 4:30pm Monday-Friday

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