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    Security Services

    The Security Services Department supports classroom teaching and learning by screening those individuals who will have access to our students and staff.  Security Services also has Campus Security Agents who provide security at our high schools. Security Services is dedicated to providing  a safe and secure learning environment for our students, staff, and community.  We are committed to delivering equitable service to our schools in an effective, responsive, and professional way.

    Location, Contact, & Hours of Operation 

    Staff are working remotely, and are available by email. Please see our updated Fingerprinting and Background Check page for more information.  

    501 N. Dixon Street, Suite 150, Portland, OR 97227

    Blanchard Education Service Center (BESC)

    Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3107, Portland, Oregon 97208-3107

    Office Phone: 503-916-3000 | FAX: 503-916-3016

    Group Email: 

    Background Check Submission Email:


    General Office Hours (Summer)
    Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM  Office staff are working remotely. Please contact us via email. 
    Fingerprinting and background check submissions:
    Security Services is open by appointment only. We are not accepting walk in visits. Most background check paperwork should be submitted by email to 
    Please see our fingerprinting and background page for our new steps to apply for a badge. 
    * See additional phone numbers at Other Phone Numbers *
  • All staff access card requests are now routed through the IT Service Desk. Security Services will receive the request. Most issues are resolved within 24 hours. Please log into IT Self-Service at using your PPS login     or email to submit the following requests.
    • Replacing a lost or stolen access card.
    • Turning off a lost access card.
    • Adding or deleting access to school(s) or site(s).
    • Requesting an access card
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Police, Non-Emergency
(503) 823-3333
Security Services Main Line
(503) 916-3000
Molly Emmons
(503) 916-3238
Jamila Lathan Cuffie
Security Specialist
(503) 916-3017
Jenny Churchill
Business Operations Specialist
(503) 916-3561
Catherine Burkhardt
Security Technician
Kyle Olsen
Emergency Manager
Adam Shaw
Security Operations Manager
503-916-3000 Direct 503-916-3022
Domingo Urrutia
Security Operations Manager
503-916-3000 Direct:503-916-3039
Bert Higdon
Physical Security Technician
John Payne- retired
Please email with questions you might have directed to John.