Public Safety Building

24 Hour Phone:
(714) 895-8924

Emergency Numbers:
(714) 895-8999 or Dial 911

Location:
Office located in the Southwest corner of the campus next to Nursing & Health Services (Goldenwest St. and Edinger Ave.)

Office hours:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday


New Parking Regulations – New Board Approved Parking Citations Fine Amount Effective 1/1/2016

PUBLIC SAFETY

Welcome!John Arnold Chief

On behalf of the Golden West College Public Safety Department, I would like to welcome you to the Department’s website. The members of the Department are committed to providing the highest quality in public safety services and ensuring a safe and secure learning environment for the entire Golden West College community. The website was designed to provide you with a source for public safety information and services available to the GWC campus community.

Whether you are a student, employee or simply a visitor to the campus, the Department of Public Safety would like to welcome you to Golden West College. It is the mission of the Department to provide a safe and secure environment for the campus community 24/7, 365 days a year. Our Department is staffed by dedicated, well trained and professional Campus Safety Officers who are here to assist you.  Our office is staffed Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located in the Southwest corner of the campus next to Nursing & Health Services (Goldenwest St. and Edinger Ave.).

The Department of Public Safety offers a variety of services to our students and guests. Our officers are available 24/7 to receive reports of suspicious activities and to take requests for services such as safety escorts, room lock-out assistance and vehicle jump-starts. Public Safety Officers are also responsible for the parking and traffic enforcement on campus in addition to the initial investigation and documentation of campus incidents.

Our officers and support staff are here to assist you and answer any questions that you may have. I am proud to work with so many dedicated professionals whose primary function is to ensure a safe campus for you.

Sincerely,

Jon Arnold
Chief of Police
Coast Community College District
Director of Public Safety
Golden West College

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You deserve a safe environment conducive to learning. Operating with ethics, integrity, and respect, we strive to safeguard our campus through proactive response. We are working for your safety.

Golden West College maintains a Public Safety Department with personnel available 24 hours a day. A person may report any criminal action or emergency at any time – day or night.

24-Hour Phone Line
714.895.8924

Emergency
714.895.8999
Or dial 911
Dialing 911 from a campus phone will alert Public Safety which will provide assistance faster than from a cell phone.

The Public Safety Office is located in the Southwest corner of the campus next to Nursing & Health Services (Goldenwest St. and Edinger Ave.). Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Golden West College is a pay to park site, all vehicles utilizing parking lots are required to display a valid permit at all times. Permits may be purchased per semester online or by day from the dispensers located in each lot. Citations are issued for violations of the campus parking rules and regulations. All citation appeals are referred to the College Parking Adjudication Committee via an appeal website.

Parking Permits

Parking permits are available online for $30 per semester ($20 for Board of Governors Grant recipients) and $15 for the summer session. A current, valid parking permit must be properly displayed either on the left rear bumper, suspended from the rear view mirror, on the dashboard, or on the inside lower left front windshield. Motorcycles/mopeds shall have the permit affixed to the left front fork. Mechanical permit dispensers are available in each parking lot for daily parking ($3). Permits not fully displayed as described will be eligible for a citation. A student whose permit is lost or stolen must purchase a new permit.

Purchase a parking permit button

Pay citation Online button

How to contest your citation button

The goal of the Public Safety Department is to provide members of the academic community with a safe and orderly environment in which to work and learn.

Bicycle Thefts

In an effort to respond to bicycle thefts on campus, Public Safety is working with others to place new bicycle racks at several location on the interior of the campus.  We are working closely with student representatives to identify convenient and safe locations.  However, it is still critical that you take appropriate steps to protect your property.

If you bring a bicycle onto campus, please be sure to do the following:

  • Record the serial number/model/make/color of your bike, store the information in your phone and at home.
  • Take photos of your bike.
  • Invest in at least one quality bike lock (“U-Lock”, 3/8” hex or quad chain, heavy padlock). Cables and many chain locks can easily be compromised or cut.
  • Lock and secure your bike at all times when not in use.

Golden West College is fortunate to be located in one of the safest cities in the country.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation perennially lists the City of Huntington Beach as one of the top 100 safest large cities in the United States.