The Joliet Junior College Police Department is comprised of sworn officers and civilian personnel. It is our goal to provide a safe campus conducive to a rich learning environment. JJC's new and improved police station is located on the southwest side of campus in G- Building, just south of the Fitness Center. The Police Dispatch Center is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergencies and non- emergencies.
How we serve
* Patrol campus grounds and buildings to protect lives and property
* Regulate traffic and enforce motor vehicle laws
* Respond to accidents or stranded motorists
* Answer distress calls or calls for assistance
* Take initial police reports
* Investigate suspicious activity
* Interview witnesses and suspects
* Identify, pursue and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts
Emergency messages will be sent when a situation poses an immediate risk to the health and safety of the campus community, disrupts programs and/or activities, or results in the closing of a campus, center or facility. Emergency messages will also be sent when severe weather results in the closing of campuses or centers and the cancellation of classes and activities.
The college uses many methods of communication during an emergency to ensure that emergency messages reach as many people as possible:
- PA/loudspeaker system
- JJC website
- College E-mail
- JJC alert, an emergency alert system capable of delivering messages to your JJC and personal email addresses, as well as your cell and home phones.
- Campus digital TV monitors
- Facebook and Twitter
- Local radio/TV outlets
- Chicagoland Emergency School Closings website
Note: Not all methods are used in each situation
For questions on emergency communication, contact the Communications and External Relations Office at (815) 280-2915, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Campus Police at (815) 280-2234.
Emergency Response Plan
The Emergency Response Plan (ERP) has been designed to provide a contingency manual for Joliet Junior College staff in order to plan for possible campus emergencies. While the plan does not cover every conceivable situation, it does supply the basic guidelines necessary to cope with most campus emergencies.
An Emergency Response Plan combined with occupant familiarity with a building, minimizes threats to life and property. This ERP is intended to communicate the policies and procedures for occupants to follow in an emergency situation.
Campus Police P.A.C.E Program
The Police And Community Engagement (P.A.C.E) team is a community outreach initiative with the goal of bridging the gap between JJCPD and the community we serve. The team's focus is to plan and launch various community engagement efforts.
"The only tangible thing we have is public trust. So, if people don't trust us, then were not doing our jobs. Initiatives such as this really show we're going out of our way to make these relationships and foster these partnerships because it's not up to the community to come to us it's up to us to go to them," Chief Brandon Campbell
To grow those relationships, we've established the PACE fund through the JJC Foundation to support various community events like our Shop with a Cop, TCBY Giveaways, participation in the Office of Student Activities Trunk or Treat, hosting an annual Womens in Law Enforcement Panel, etc.
If you'd like to help support our goal, you can donate here: