Public Safety

Department of Public Safety

Public Safety Shield
Public Safety Shield

On behalf of the men and women of the Maricopa Community Colleges Department of Public Safety, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Scottsdale Community College.

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) Department of Public Safety is a law enforcement agency that operates on site, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Public Safety personnel assigned to Scottsdale Community College (SCC)  are always available on campus every day, to provide assistance or information, either in person or by phone.

The main campus of Scottsdale Community College is located within the boundaries of the Salt River-Pima Maricopa Indian Community, which is adjacent to the City of Scottsdale. The MCCCD Department of Public Safety maintains an excellent working relationship with both the Salt River and Scottsdale Police Departments.

The men and women of the Maricopa Community Colleges Department of Public Safety are dedicated individuals who are committed to making a difference and supporting the educational mission of Scottsdale Community College.  If you are the victim of a crime I encourage you to report it, plus any suspicious activity you observe on campus, to the MCCCD Department of Public Safety. I am confident that you will find members of Public Safety approachable, knowledgeable, and highly professional.

Please take a few minutes to review the information provided on the SCC Public Safety website. I invite you to contact Public Safety if you need further information or simply wish to speak with one of our officers. We are constantly seeking ways to improve our services and welcome your comments, suggestions, compliments and complaints, Since many of our students also attend other Maricopa Community College if refer you to the District Public Safety website at for links to the Annual Security Report.

Please feel free to contact me at (480) 423-6510 or by email:

Arlyn Walz, Commander
Department of Public Safety
Scottsdale Community College

Public Safety Mission
The mission of the Public Safety Department is to provide for the safety and security of people and property on the campus of Scottsdale Community College.

Run, Hide, Fight
Surviving an Active Shooter

The Public Safety office is located on the NE corner of the Library Building (LB165). The Public Safety office is open every day of the year.

Telephone Numbers:
   9-1-1 (Salt River Police or Salt River Fire)

   The District Public Safety Communications Center: (480) 784-0911 and the non-emergency number: (480) 784-0900

Non-Emergency (SCC Public Safety office)
   36175 (from a campus phone)
423-6175 (from cell phone or off campus)

MEMS – Maricopa Emergency Management System
Please visit the MEMS website for emergency preparedness information and to signup for the RAVE Alert system updates to your mobile device or email.

Please visit the Occupational Health and Safety [OHS] website for employee health and safety information.