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  • Upcoming office closure dates

    The Security Services office will be closed on the following dates:

    November 11 -Veterans Day

    November 28 & 29 -Thanksgiving 

    December 24 through 27 -Winter Break 

    January 1, 2020 -New Year's Day

     We have created a document of the most commonly asked questions and requests concerning background checks, fingerprinting, badges, and iWATCH codes. Please refer to this page for most of your questions.    

    Security Services is Closed! Now what?

     We do not take crime reports or have officers in our department to respond to activity. If you are trying to contact Security Services about a crime or suspicious activity at any of our sites please call 911 or the Portland Police non emergency line 503-823-3333.


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  • All staff access card requests are now routed through the IT Service Desk.  Security Services will recieve 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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    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 in providing excellent services through partnerships with the Portland Police Bureau and other community organizations and to provide 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 

    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:

    General Office Hours (Summer)
    Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM (limited availability 12:00PM - 1:00PM)
    Fingerprinting Hours
    Security Services is open for Fingerprinting and Background Check paper work processing during the following hours:
    Please check above for closure announcements.
    9:00AM - 12:00PM
       1:30PM - 3:30PM
     Tuesday:  9:00AM - 12:00PM
     Wednesday:  9:00AM - 12:00PM
       1:30PM - 3:30PM 
    9:00AM - 12:00PM

    Please note, Friday is a CLOSED day we will not process any drop in requests, however, we may be available by appointment only.

    * See additional phone numbers at Other Phone Numbers *


Police, Non-Emergency
(503) 823-3333
Security Services Main Line
(503) 916-3000
Molly Emmons
Interim Security Director
(503) 916-3238
John Payne
Security Operations Manager
(503) 916-3178
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
Field Supervisor
Domingo Urrutia
Field Supervisor
Todd Hardesty
Physical Security Tech