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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.

Mission

The mission of the Prairie State College (PSC) Police 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 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 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 2015 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 2012 – 2014 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 Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan.
911 Calls 00 03 01 00 01 01 03 00 00 02 02 01
Assaults 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00
Assist Other Agencies 01 01 01 01 01 01 00 01 00 01 02 02
Crash Reports 03 02 02 01 00 01 01 03 04 00 02 03
Disturbances 07 02 11 09 00 08 05 05 00 07 01 00
Fire Alarms 00 01 07 01 01 02 08 04 04 00 01 02
Lost/Found Property 06 04 01 01 02 07 01 08 08 04 01 01
Medical Aid 05 06 02 01 01 04 03 01 02 04 01 03
Motorist Assist 14 05 10 09 06 03 09 17 18 09 06 03
Open Doors (Faculty/Staff) 71 100 101 82 118 85 113 146 172 139 76 69
Open Doors Located After Hours                        
Panic Alarms 00 03 03 04 05 02 00 06 02 05 01 03
Parking Violations 60 47 21 03 12 08 92 62 22 10 03 07
Suspicious Circumstances 07 03 05 04 04 04 11 12 04 04 02 10
Thefts 03 03 01 03 01 00 02 00 00 00 00 00
Trespass Notices Issued 07 02 09 07 01 02 02 08 01 03 03 00
Vehicle Repossessions 03 04 02 00 01 00 03 02 03 05 05 06
Warrant Arrests 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

 

View or download current and previous reports in PDF format.