Officer Authority, Traffic Control, and Safety Tips
Campus Police Department Authority
Campus Police Officers have the authority to enforce state laws and college regulations, including the power to apprehend and arrest anyone involved in illegal acts on campus or areas adjacent to the campus. Campuses located in other municipal jurisdictions receive law enforcement services through the local police department. Campus Police cooperates fully with local law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute crimes occurring on campus. Additionally, Campus Police reports and assists in investigation of possible violations of the Code of Student Conduct to the Student Conduct Board or Human Resources Department for administrative review and action.
Vehicle Safety and Citations
All "Rules of the Road" apply to all persons operating a motor vehicle or riding a bicycle on our campuses. Drive and park according to posted signs. Campus citations are issued for violations of traffic regulations. If the violation is serious, a Campus Police Officer may issue a state citation. Any person receiving a campus citation may request an appeal within 14 days of issuance date, with the Campus Police Chief, first floor of Dickson Center. Appeals of the decision of the Campus Police Chief may be directed to the college's general counsel. State citations are not subject to appeal, but are adjudicated in Kane County Circuit Court. Fines for campus citations may be paid in person at the Bursar's Office, located on the second floor of the Student Center, by mail, or online. Please allow three (3) business days for citations to be processed before paying. Grades and records may be withheld if fines are left unpaid.
- Do not walk alone. Walk with a friend or stay near a group of people.
- Park and walk in well lit areas.
- Walk at a steady pace and make brief eye contact with the people around you. This shows confidence, which acts as a deterrent to attackers.
- Be aware of your surroundings. Familiarize yourself with the locations of hallway telephones and emergency call boxes.
- If you are ever being followed by a vehicle when you are walking, quickly turn around and walk in the opposite direction.
- When returning to your car, be alert to anyone under or around your car and look inside before getting in.
- Trust your intuition and act on it. If you feel uncomfortable, there is a reason for it.
- If you see someone or something suspicious, let Campus Police know by calling (630) 466-2552 for Sugar Grove or (630) 906-4142 for Aurora, or by using an emergency call box located around campus. If you are away from the campus, call 9-1-1.