UW Bothell to hold training exercise
June 1, 2017
City of Bothell police officers and fire personnel as well as Campus Safety staff will be in and around the UW Bothell and Cascadia College campus conducting intensive emergency training on Monday, June 12, and Tuesday, June 13, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focal point of the training exercise will be in and around the CC3 building (Global Learning and the Arts/GLA), but activities may occur in nearby areas as well.
The exercises are intended to prepare our first responders to be well versed in our campus jurisdiction, to familiarize themselves with the layout of campus buildings, and to enhance our awareness and preparedness. This planning and training will help first responders save lives in any real emergencies that might occur.
To create a realistic environment, the training consists of officers using Simunition weapons (weapons which use blanks that make a loud popping sound but there is no projectile) as well as volunteer actors who will pretend to be criminal suspects and may also be holding Simunition weapons. Other actors will be moulaged (wearing makeup to simulate injuries). Additionally, the actors will often be running around yelling and screaming, again to recreate conditions which first responders must be trained to handle.
These exercises will pose no physical danger to anyone involved in the training or to our campus community and neighbors.
If these exercises cause concern or if they become upsetting, please do not hesitate to contact staff at CareLink at (866) 598-3978. The experts in that office are at the ready to offer response services and counseling.
Campus Security officers will be posted in and around the training site to ensure the safety of all participants and community members. 110th Avenue NE will be blocked off for emergency vehicles to park. Metro will also be notified of the road closure.
North Creek Events Center will be open to all faculty and staff who need an alternative work site as CC3 is used for this training. It is also open to those who would like to put more distance between their work site and the exercise.
If you have any questions about this training, contact Cham Kao at or 425-375-6530.
City of Bothell reaffirms policy on immigration
Given recent local and national attention on immigration, the Bothell Police Department seeks to inform residents about its policy on the issue. The Bothell Police Department has a longstanding policy of refraining from inquiring into anyone’s immigration status.
“This protects everyone, both documented and undocumented residents,” said Bothell Police Chief Carol Cummings. “I want all residents to feel free to report crimes without fear of having to disclose their immigration status.”
The policy on foreign nationals states, in part:
“The enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws is primarily the responsibility of the federal government. Accordingly, the Bothell Police Department shall not inquire into the immigration status of persons encountered during police operations except as provided for in this policy.”
It adds, “Being an undocumented resident in this country, barring any criminal activity, is a federal civil violation not enforced by the Bothell Police Department. In Bothell, only ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and other federal agencies can enforce federal laws relating to illegal entry and residence within the United States.”
UW Bothell/Cascadia News
Dear Campus Community,
To support the students, faculty and staff at UW Bothell and Cascadia College, the Campus Safety Department provides a variety of resources for our community. Campus Safety is open 24 hours, 7 days a week and provides the following services:
· Proactive presence on campus and response to all incidents of concern
· Safety escorts for students, staff, and faculty between campus locations by
foot or vehicle.
· Access control, including admits to locked facilities/offices.
· Traffic control, during peak volume periods, events, and emergencies.
· Basic first aid response, including the provision of CPR and AEDs.
· Motorist assistance, including the jump starting of stalled vehicles.
· Crime prevention and safety awareness training, both to incoming students
and upon request by any campus group.
If you call us with a concern, please expect to be asked a series of questions so we can best help you, including who you are, description of the incident and people involved, etc. We want to work together with you to make our community the safest it can be.
Please contact the Campus Safety Department at 425-352-5359 for additional crime prevention information, and call 911 for emergencies.