Police and Campus Safety

Prairie State College Police and Campus Safety

Campus safety and security is coordinated by the Prairie State College Police and Campus Safety Department. The department is located in Room 1100 of the main campus building. Satellite offices are also located in the Health Tech building and the Adult Training and Outreach Center of the College (ATOC).

Police and Campus Safety Officers are empowered by the College (as provided by 110 Illinois Compiled Statues 805/3-42.1) to enforce both criminal laws and College regulations. The main College campus and its satellite facility are located in areas with highly trained fire departments, equipped to handle any emergency. The department operates in cooperation with other municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.

The Department operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All full-time Police and Campus Safety Officers have completed state approved training as provided by the Illinois Private Security Act of 1993. All police officers completed the training required by the State of Illinois.

For more information about the department, contact John P. Murphy, Sr., chief of police.

Mission

The mission of the Prairie State College (PSC) Police and Campus Safety Department is to provide a safe and secure environment on our properties. 

PSC is a richly diverse community college dedicated to student-centered instruction that fosters success in adult, transfer, and workforce education. PSC is concerned about the safety and well-being of all staff, faculty, students, and visitors. Since crime has the potential to occur on any college campus, we advocate that the members of our college community exert personal responsibility in an effort to keep themselves aware of their surroundings.

The PSC Police and Campus Safety Department is dedicated to the prevention of crime, fire, and injuries. Crime prevention and awareness information is made available to educate our college community so that we may all act proactively in the prevention of campus crime.

The PSC Police and Campus Department shall perform all duties in a professional manner with pride, integrity, and compassion and will serve all without prejudice and uphold the Constitutional Rights of people we encounter, as well as enforcing all laws of the State of Illinois and the United States of America.


Police and Campus Safety Department Monthly Statistics

ItemJuneJulyAug.Sept.Oct.

Parking Permits Issued

118

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Parking Violations

10

02

115

79

69

Crash Reports

00

02

00

05

03

Motorist Assist

06

03

12

23

32

Assist Other Agencies

01

01

05

01

00

Trespass Notices Issued

00

00

02

05

02

Medical Aid

04

02

01

02

08

Suspicious Circumstances

02

02

04

10

06

Thefts

01

00

01

01

01

Open Doors (Faculty/Staff)

124

89

101

117

146

Fire Alarms

01

02

03

03

00

Found Property

05

00

01

02

04

Disturbances

01

02

06

06

01

Assaults

00

00

00

01

01

Open Doors Located After Hours

02

23

03

00

00