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Police and Safety

The PSC Police Department prioritizes the safety and well-being of the college community, including staff, faculty, students, and guests. We provide crime prevention and awareness information to promote proactive action against campus crime. Our duties are performed professionally, with pride, integrity, and compassion.

The department operates 24/7 and consists of full-time officers who have completed state-approved training as required by the Illinois Private Security Act of 1993. Our mission is to ensure a safe and secure campus environment that enables students and faculty to excel academically and engage in public service. We foster inclusivity, respect, and the free exchange of ideas. For further information, please contact Chief Anthony Martin at (708) 709-7834 or amartin@prairiestate.edu.

Evacuation drills are crucial for the Prairie State College Emergency Operations Plan. Planning, training, and drills ensure the safety of everyone on campus.

Emergency Evacuation Areas are located in the north/east and south/east towers of the second, third, and fourth floors, and are marked with signs reading, "Emergency Evacuation Area." In the event of an emergency, each Emergency Evacuation Area is equipped with Emergency Evacuation Devices to assist students, faculty, or staff members with mobility concerns.

In the event of a fire or other unforeseen emergency, it is imperative to have evacuation information in place for assisting people in wheelchairs or with mobility issues. In view of this, please read the following information carefully.

The College owns six EvacuChairs, two for each floor of the main building. These specially-equipped chairs transport people across flat ground or maneuver down any stairway and are easy to use. Each chair is concealed in a beige metal cabinet, located next to a stairway in the following places:

  • 2nd Floor
    NE side - near Room 2150
    SE side - near Room 2106
  • 3rd Floor
    NE side - near Room 3136
    SE side - near Room 3290
  • 4th Floor
    NE side - near Room 4130
    SE side - near Room 4285

For more information, call (708) 709-7777.

Annual Security Report