Police Department General Information
The Main Campus:
Regular Operating Hours:
Switchboard Operator (0)
Campus Police Department (708) 709-7777
Chicago Heights Police 911
11 p.m. - 9 a.m.
Matteson Area Center:
Matteson Area Center
Campus Police Department
Matteson Police 911
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.
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.
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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
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.