Safety and Security
Acting Chief of Police
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3058
The Triton College Police Department is responsible for identifying programs, methods and approaches to assist the institution towards achieving a safe and secure campus. The Triton College Police Department provides law enforcement services to the college. Police officers are duly sworn and commissioned under the provisions of the Illinois Compiled Statutes and enforce all state and local laws. The department, a 24-hour public service law enforcement agency, is charged with protecting life and property, preventing crime, controlling traffic/parking, providing general security services, responding to alarms, and investigating crimes.
Integral service functions include, but are not limited to, personal escorts, emergency crisis notifications, money escorts, language translation services, TDD for the hearing and speech impaired, and jump start/lockout services.
The department endeavors to preserve an environment where diverse social, cultural, and academic values are allowed to develop and prosper. All members of the department are expected to actively participate in the achievement of these goals and in the service to the college. It is only through our collective efforts that our mission will be accomplished.
MAJOR GOALS 2016-2017
Continue to work closely with the IT Department to replace and upgrade outdated Closed Circuit Television System (CCTV) equipment. Continue to replace and upgrade college alarm and card access system.
Purchase one new Police SUV, this will continue the rotation of vehicles during normal shifts minimizing the wear and tear.
Purchase an All-Terrain Vehicle as well as one Police patrol bicycle as a continued means of green transportation which will reduce wear and tear on the other patrol vehicles and
benefit the environment. This will also promote greater community interaction and enhance campus safety and security.
Purchase of a Solar-Powered Speed Monitor in another continued effort to benefit the environment and protect the college by slowing traffic down in high accident-prone areas.
The continuation of an Active Shooter program, this will help the officers prepare for such events.
Work closely with the O & M Department to remodel the Police Department locker room and update outdated and insufficient office furniture.
Upgrade and purchase new equipment with the Police Radio system to alleviate the “Dead Spots” in the R and T buildings for officer safety reasons.