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Prairie State College Police Department

Campus safety and security is coordinated by the Prairie State College Police 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 Department 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 Department 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 Chief George Pfotenhauer at (708) 709-7834 or gpfotenhauer@prairiestate.edu.

Mission

Prairie State College Police Department’s goal is to help create an exceptionally safe, secure campus for students and faculty to focus intently on excellent academics and public service. We encourage an inclusive, respectful environment and protect the free and civil exchange of ideas.

PSC is a richly diverse community college dedicated to student-centered instruction that fosters success in adult, transfer, and workforce education. The PSC Police Department is concerned about the safety and well-being of all staff, faculty, students, and visitors. 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 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.

Prairie State College 2016 Annual Security Report

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), the updated Annual Security Report (ASR) has been posted on the PSC Police Department website.  As required by the Act, the report is also made available in a booklet format to the public. This booklet contains crime statistics for the calendar years 2013 – 2015 for Prairie State College (PSC) and the MAC are also available on the PSC Police Department website at the following link.

               http://prairiestate.edu/student-life/police-and-campus-safety/statistics/index.aspx

In addition to crime statistics, the website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety such as crime prevention and reporting, police law enforcement authority, disciplinary procedures and other related security policies.  This information is required by law and is made available by the PSC Police Department.

We trust that you find this information useful and hope that you will feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions at (708)-709-7777 or in person at the PSC Police Department located in Room 1103 on Main Campus.

Police Department Monthly Statistics

Item 4/17 5/17 6/17 7/17 8/17 9/17 10/17 11/17 12/17 1/18 2/18 3/18
911 Calls 00 04 02 01 02 01 04 00 02 00 01 02
Assaults 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 01 01
Assist Other Agencies 01 00 00 01 00 01 02 04 00 00 01 00
Crash Reports 03 03 00 01 02 07 02 01 02 01 01 02
Disturbances 04 05 05 02 04 06 04 06 01 01 02 04
Fire Alarms 00 02 01 01 02 00 04 00 00 02 02 00
Lost/Found Property 06 08 01 00 04 08 01 01 01 00 00 01
Medical Aid 03 04 02 04 07 04 00 03 04 05 01 02
Motorist Assist 13 14 04 03 03 17 12 13 05 13 03 04
Open Doors (Faculty/Staff) 101 91 65 51 66 109 121 100 48 60 53 57
Open Doors Located After Hours                        
Panic Alarms 00 03 01 01 00 03 06 01 01 01 01 03
Parking Violations 16 03 03 07 39 25 22 05 02 33 26 03
Suspicious Circumstances 04 05 05 01 02 05 10 01 03 03 01 02
Thefts 01 00 00 00 01 04 01 00 00 02 02 01
Trespass Notices Issued 02 03 00 00 02 06 04 04 00 03 03 06
Vehicle Repossessions 00 00 00 00 06 06 03 02 01 01 00 03
Warrant Arrests 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00