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The University Police dedicate their efforts to provide a safe and secure campus atmosphere. We are convinced that educating our community to be alert and cautious can reduce the opportunities for crime. In August 1996, the University Police adopted a new philosophy, which created a community-oriented police department that will enhance our service to the University community. We request your participation in our commitment to a safe campus. This web site contains useful information about the SIUE Police Department, our outstanding services and crime prevention programs. We urge the entire university community to take the time to read and implement the information into their daily routines.

We encourage everyone to voice any concerns you may have about our department. University Police can be reached at 650-3324 for the main police department or email us at

University Police at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a law enforcement agency responsible for the protection of life and property. All officers are sworn police personnel under the authority granted by Illinois law and have the power to make arrests. Law enforcement services are provided to the Edwardsville campus, the East St. Louis Center, the East St. Louis Higher Education Center, and the School of Dental Medicine in Alton.

The University Police Department is located in the Supporting Services Building and provides services 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Emergency 911 calls are directed to University Police, which is responsible for dispatching appropriate police, fire, and/or ambulance services. Other services provided include assistance in retrieving keys from locked vehicles, jump-starts, or tools to engrave items for the prevention of theft. University Police also provide an "escort service" in which officer(s) accompany members of the University community from one campus location to another as a means of safety and crime prevention for students, employees, and visitors.

The University Police operate under a community-oriented policing philosophy which sets the foundation for providing quality service based on high-ethical standards. It includes being responsive and responsible to the community by building partnerships with students, faculty, and staff. University Police are highly visible through bike patrols, foot patrols, and vehicular means.

The Police Department offers a variety of crime prevention programs, which include campus safety programs, sexual assault prevention programs, Operation ID, and various drug and alcohol programs. All crime prevention programs are free and may be requested at any time.

An annual security report of campus security policies and crime statistics is published each fall. This report contains campus safety and security information, as well as crime statistics for the past three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with the federal Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990, now known as the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act." A copy of the report may be obtained online at or a paper copy of this report may be obtained upon request to:

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration
Rendleman Hall; Room 2228
Campus Box 1158
Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1158

General questions about the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" may be directed to Chief Regina Hays, 650-3324.

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