Washington State University
SAFETY AND SECURITY
BUSINESS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL
The Washington State University Police Department maintains
the security of University property. Police officers make after-hours security
checks of buildings during the night, on weekends and on holidays.
Specific building hours are established for University buildings
through discussions among the Associate Vice President, Facilities Operations,
the Director, Public Safety, and the primary building occupants.
Submit requests to establish or change building hours to the Associate Vice
President, Facilities Operations via the cognizant area dean or equivalent
Most University buildings are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
Individuals wishing to ascertain building hours should contact appropriate
departmental personnel within the building. Facilities Operations provides,
upon request, a complete updated listing of all approved University building
hours. Additional information is available from WSU Police; telephone 335-8548;
or Facilities Operations; telephone 335-9000.
Responsibility for securing buildings is as follows:
A Facilities Operations custodian locks and unlocks exterior doors in accordance
with established building hours.
Department personnel are responsible for locking and unlocking all interior
doors (except classrooms) that open into hallways.
When a building is used after hours by authorized personnel, the user is
responsible, upon leaving, to see that the interior doors entering into
hallways AND the exterior doors are closed and locked. If a door does not
lock, contact Facilities Operations; telephone 335-9000; or notify WSU Police;
The department administrator authorizes and issues an entrance
key to each department employee requesting access to a building after regular
working hours. See 50.25.
Personnel who do not have keys and require entrance to a University building
must contact the WSU Police for access authorization.
Only authorized personnel may be in University buildings after regular working
hours. Authorized personnel carry CougarCards as identification and show
them to WSU Police and security staff upon request. See 50.24.