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Police Department General Information

The Main Campus:
Regular Operating Hours:
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Campus Police Department (708) 709-7777
Chicago Heights Police 911
After hours
11 p.m. - 9 a.m.

Matteson Area Center:
Matteson Area Center
(708) 709-3750
Campus Police Department
(708) 709-7777
Matteson Police 911

OVERVIEW
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.

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).

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.

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.

For more information about the department, contact Chief Anthony Martin at (708) 709-7834 or amartin@prairiestate.edu.

MONTHLY STATISTICS

Item 5/18 6/18 7/18 8/18 9/18 10/18 11/18 12/18 1/19 2/19 3/19 4/19
911 Calls 02 00 00 00 02 00 02 01 01 01 01 01
Assaults 00 02 00 01 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 01
Assist Other Agencies 01 00 00 03 00 00 01 00 01 00 00 01
Crash Reports 00 02 00 00 02 03 03 01 01 02 03 03
Disturbances 04 03 00 00 05 02 03 00 01 03 04 06
Fire Alarms 00 02 00 00 01 00 02 01 04 00 00 00
Lost/Found Property 01 04 00 02 06 05 08 01 02 03 03 05
Medical Aid 03 00 03 04 03 04 02 00 02 05 04 07
Motorist Assist 09 04 00 07 06 07 06 08 01 05 04 06
Open Doors (Faculty/Staff) 79 25 14 41 72 86 57 19 24 45 45 29
Open Doors Located After Hours                        
Panic Alarms 01 01 00 00 01 01 01 01 00 02 01 00
Parking Violations 25 04 04 08 02 34 07 03 08 34 06 07
Suspicious Circumstances 05 02 03 05 02 01 03 05 03 06 03 06
Thefts 00 00 02 00 01 01 00 00 00 02 01 00
Trespass Notices Issued 02 01 00 02 02 02 03 01 01 01 01 04
Vehicle Repossessions 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Warrant Arrests 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 01
Click on the image below to view the full Annual Security Report. 
2019 ASR cover



EMERGENCY EVACUATION
Evacuation drills are a key element of the Prairie State College Emergency Operations Plan. Planning, training, and drills are the best insurance for protecting everyone on campus, and your safety is one of our highest priorities.

Emergency Evacuation Areas  (for assistance with evacuation)
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.

People with Mobility Issues
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.

Each EvacuChair site also has a hanging sign denoting “Emergency Evacuation Area.”

In the event of a fire or other emergency, anyone in a wheelchair or with a mobility issue should go immediately to one of the EvacuChair sites and stay there. This is where emergency personnel will look for them. Please assist in directing anyone to one of these sites.

Click on the image below to view the full Annual Security Report. 
2019 ASR cover