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Department of Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety is dedicated to provide a safe and secure environment for Kaskaskia College students, employees and visitors. Kaskaskia College has an "In House" Department of Public Safety consisting of a full-time director and part-time officers. The campus security course of action is to observe and report violations of State, Federal, County, and Institutional laws, regulations and ordinances. The main campus is also patrolled periodically by the Clinton County Sheriff's Department and the Illinois State Police. The main desk is located at the front entrance of the HB Building. All education centers and the Vandalia Campus also have a security guard on staff.

How to Report Crimes and Emergencies

On campus
Individuals may report a crime or other emergency to the Department of Public Safety, the Welcome Center or to any employee.

For complete and accurate records, the Safety & Security incident report is to be completed by reporters or witnesses of any incident.

Off campus
A crime which occurs off campus should be reported to the police department having legal jurisdiction for that area.

Important Links

Amber Alert
Illinois State Police
Illinois Sex Offender Information
SAFE (Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies)
Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Services Directory
Annual Campus Security Report

Safety Tips

  •  Report all crimes and/or suspicious activities to the Safety and Security Department.
  • Lock your vehicle and keep personal items out of sight.
  • Call Safety and Security when you would like a personal escort to or from your class or vehicle
  • Know your surroundings/walk with a group.
  • Never leave your personal items unattended.

Emergency Telephone Locations

  • North crosswalk at the west parking area
  • South crosswalk at the west parking area
  • Crosswalk near the Gymnasium at the east parking area
  • Upper level of the catwalk between the Library and Administration Buildings
  • All elevators

Changes to the Public Community College Act

Recent legislation passed by the State of Illinois General Assembly made a change to the Public Community College Act. Pursuant to the House Bill HB3677, Kaskaskia College is now required to provide additional information to students regarding sexual assault awareness education. Therefore the security web page and the annual campus security report have been updated to reflect the required informational.

Information in this document is provided in compliance with the U.S. Federal Government's requirements of the Drug-Free School and Communities Act of 1989, the Drug-Free Work Place Act of 1989, the Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Higher Education Amendments of 1992 as well as the 2008 House Bill HB3677 amendment to the Public Community College Act.

SAFE (Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies)
Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Services Directory


The Safety and Security Department functions as a highly trained and service-oriented division of the College by continually improving and offering various assistance programs.

  • Officers are trained in CPR, basic first aid and personal safety
  • Provide battery jump starts and unlock vehicles; signature and ID required
  • Give safety and law enforcement lectures; maintain a vigorous college-wide safety program
  • Complete routine safety inspections
  • Provide personal escort services
  • Respond to and make emergency notifications
  • Investigate all criminal incidents on campus
  • Manage campus parking
  • Lost and Found
  • The Safety and Security Department is responsible for maintaining a Lost and Found Inventory. Please report any lost or found item to the department at 545-3199.

Emergency Operations Plan

Campus Emergency Operations Plan

Kaskaskia College’s Emergency Operations Plan details the immediate response and evacuation procedures, including the use of electronic and cellular communication in case of any large scale emergency on our campus, including both natural and man-made disasters.  It outlines specific actions in support of our local emergency and law enforcement responders and partners.

Contact Information

Public Safety

Phone  |  618-545-3199

  • Main Campus
  • Health and Business, HB 100A

Shawn Richards

Phone  |  618-545-3198

  • Main Campus
  • Health and Business, HB 103
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