Police & Safety


JJC's police station is located on the southwest side of campus in G- Building, Room G-1013 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. View the Main Campus Building Map.


Chief's Message

I would like to welcome you and thank you for taking the time to visit the Joliet Junior College Police Department's (JJCPD) webpage This webpage is part of our continuing commitment to the safety of our students, staff and visitors. We hope that you will find it to be a useful and informative resource not only about the department, but also for a wide range of topics that relate to safety both on and off campus. The officers and staff of JJCPD take their oath and obligation to protect and serve the members of the JJC community seriously.

Our motto "Service – Pride – Respect" means that we take pride in providing professional, high quality service while enforcing laws and policies in a respectful manner.

We recognize that we cannot fulfill our mission of making JJC a safe learning environment without your assistance. We need you, the members of the JJC community, to be our eyes and ears, to report incidents of a criminal or suspicious nature, and to keep us informed. Together, we can accomplish our mission.

As you navigate our webpages, we welcome any questions you may have. Feedback on ideas that you would like to see addressed is also welcome.

Comments or questions may be submitted at campuspolice@jjc.edu.

Clery Annual Security Report (ASR)
  • Reporting a Crime

    Emergencies:

    • Dial ext. 2911 from any campus phone (not pay phones). Calls go directly to Campus Police dispatch.
    • Dial 911 on any cell or pay phone. Calls will go directly to Joliet Police and Campus Police will also be notified.
    • From any of the emergency phones located throughout campus buildings and in the parking areas, push the emergency button. Calls go directly to Campus Police.


    Non-Emergencies:

    • Dial ext. 2234 from any campus phone (not pay phones)
    • Dial (815) 280-2234 from any cell phone or pay phone.


    Reporting a Crime In Person

    JJC's police station is located on the southwest side of campus in G- Building, Room G-1013 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. See the Main Campus Building Map.

  • Traffic and Parking: Regulation & Enforcement

    Traffic Regulations and Enforcement

    All state and local traffic laws apply on campus roadways and parking areas and are strictly enforced by the JJC Police Department. JJC officers conduct traffic stops to enforce these laws and may issue traffic citations, which are referred to the Will County Circuit Court. Failure to appear in court or to respond to a citation as directed may result in a driver's license suspension, the issuance of a warrant or both.

    Speed limits on campus are as follows:

    • 30 MPH on all college roads unless otherwise posted
    • 15 MPH in all parking lots
    • 5 MPH in designated fire zones

    Parking Regulations and Enforcement

    Parking citations may be issued by the Campus Police Officers for infractions of parking and equipment regulations. Citations issued to any vehicle parked in violation of any of the provisions of any Board Policy or any State statute shall be issued to the registered owner of the vehicle, who shall be responsible for such violation and all related penalties. However, if the identity of the person operating the vehicle at the time of the violation can be determined, the citation may be issued to said operator in lieu of the registered owner, and he/she shall be held accountable for the violation and all related penalties.

    Handicapped Parking

    It is a violation to park any vehicle in any handicapped parking space without a valid Disabled Parking Placard or license plate(s) issued by the State of Illinois or other valid state agency and properly displayed on said vehicle. The person to whom the placard or plate is issued must be present in the vehicle at the time it is parked and also when it is removed from the parking space.

    Temporary handicapped placards for parking on College property may be obtained through Campus Police upon demonstration of need.

    FINE: $250 AFTER DUE DATE: $300

     

    Faculty / Staff Parking

    Main Campus - All vehicles parked in a restricted faculty/staff parking area on campus shall display a valid Joliet Junior College Parking Permit on the interior rear-view mirror of the vehicle.

    FINE: $20 AFTER DUE DATE: $40

     

    City Center Campus - the restricted faculty/staff lot is located at the corner of Ottawa and Benton streets.  Vehicles without permits will be ticketed.

    FINE: $20 AFTER DUE DATE: $40

     

    Romeoville Campus - No parking permit required.

    Morris Campus - No parking permit required.

    Weitendorf Campus - No parking permit required.

     

    All employees utilizing a faculty/staff parking area must have a current Joliet Junior College Parking Permit properly displayed from the rearview mirror no later than five (5) school days after the start of the fall semester of each school year New tags will be issued each August and will be valid from the date of issue through August 31st of the following year.

    Faculty/staff parking permit applications and permits may be obtained at the Campus Police Department Office. Only one permit will be issued per employee.

    A parking citation will be issued for non-display of the current parking permit resulting in a $20.00 fine after the grace period of five (5) school days from the start of the Fall Semester.

    Persons using a non-registered vehicle in an emergency or on a temporary basis should notify the Campus Police Department Office

     

    Overnight Parking

    Overnight parking of vehicles on campus is prohibited except with prior authorization from Campus Police. Authorization will be limited to mechanical problems, a college-authorized trip or emergency situations as determined by Campus Police. Requests shall be made by calling 815-280-2234.

    FINE: $20 AFTER DUE DATE: $40 Fire Lanes

     

    Parking Spaces

    All vehicles shall be parked in appropriately lined parking spaces. Parking in traffic lanes, or outside the yellow lines of designated parking spaces, is not permitted.

    FINE: $20 AFTER DUE DATE: $40

     

    Restricted Parking

    It is a violation to park in any special, reserved or restricted parking area without proper authorization. This includes, but is not limited to, handicapped, faculty/staff, Board of Trustee, low emissions, fleet vehicle, short term, loading dock, reserved or any other parking space designated for a specific purpose.

    FINE: $20 AFTER DUE DATE: $40

     

    Off Roadway Parking/Driving

    Vehicles are not allowed on walks, grass, or grounds on College property without prior permission from the Campus Police Department.

    FINE: $20 AFTER DUE DATE: $40

     

    No Parking Zone

    Vehicles are not permitted to be parked in any location that is designated by a sign, painted curb, or in any other manner as a No Parking Zone.

    FINE: $20 AFTER DUE DATE: $40

     

    Fire Lanes or Fire Hydrants

    It is a violation to park in any designated fire lane or within fifteen (15) feet of any fire hydrant.

    FINE: $35 AFTER DUE DATE: $70

      

    Unsafe Equipment

    It is a violation to operate any vehicle whose equipment does not comply with the requirements for motor vehicle equipment set forth in 625 ILCS 5/12, Articles I through IX. This section includes but is not limited to:

    1. Lighting – Headlights, taillights, registration lights, brake lights and turn signals.
    2. Obstructed, tinted or defective windshields or windows.
    3. Seatbelts – Failure to wear.
    4. Audio Video Devices – Includes texting, headsets and video devices.
    5. Miscellaneous - Sound Amplification, Improper Use of Horn, Loud/Defective Exhaust,    Suspension or Bumpers, License Plate Covers etc.
       

    FINE: $35 AFTER DUE DATE: $70

     

    Registration

    No vehicle shall be parked in a public parking area or on a roadway without current valid registration properly displayed.

    FINE: $35 AFTER DUE DATE: $70

     

    Roadways

     No vehicle is permitted to park on, stand on or obstruct any roadways or drives at any time. In emergencies, vehicles should be moved to the nearest shoulder of the roadway, if possible.

    FINE: $20 AFTER DUE DATE: $40

     

    Motorcycle Parking

    Designated motorcycle parking areas are located in:

    East Lot 5 – T Building

    North Lot 3 – J Building

    South Lot 6 – D Building

     

    Student Parking

    Main Campus – All parking lots are available to students and visitors except for the restricted faculty staff lots listed above.

    City Center Campus – Student only permit parking is available in the lot at the corner of Chicago and Benton streets north of Chicken and Spice.  Permits are available for City Center Students at the front desk. 

    FINE: $20 AFTER DUE DATE $40.

     NOTE: NON CUSTOMER PARKING AT CHICKEN AND SPICE WILL BE TOWED AT OWNERS EXPENSE.

    Other Campuses – General open parking throughout.

     

    Low Emissions and Hybrid Vehicle Parking

    In keeping with JJC’s commitment to sustainability, parking spaces for Low Emissions and Hybrid Vehicles have been installed in front of the new LEED certified Campus Center. In order to assure that these spaces are being used properly, we have initiated a permit/decal process. The information requested on this form is essential in determining if your vehicle qualifies for a permit. To qualify, your vehicle must either be a hybrid or meet the LEED definition of a Low Emissions Vehicle, below.

    “…vehicles that are either classified as Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) by the California Air Resources Board or have achieved a minimum green score of 45 on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE).”

    Applications can be obtained by visiting Campus Police or online at: http://jolietdev.prod.acquia-sites.com/sites/default/files/2017-12/LEV%20Parking%20Application%202.pdf

    Parking spaces can be found in North Lot #2, Green House, East Lot #6, East Lot #3, East Lot #2, South Lot #4, and South Lot #7

     

    Electric Car Charging Stations

    Electric vehicle drivers can park and power up at the same time with JJC's Charge Point Electric Car Charging Stations. The Charge Point Electric Car Charging Stations are in East Lot 2.

     

    Towing

     Illegally parked or abandoned vehicles on campus may be towed away at the owner’s expense. 

    WHEN THE VEHICLE:

    1. blocks the efficient flow of traffic or is interfering with snow removal activity;
    2. is parked illegally or in a restricted area; e.g., handicapped reserved, fire lanes, grass areas;
    3. is being towed for unpaid parking citations as permitted in Section 2-104 (A) and (D) above.
       
    1. Campus Police Officers are authorized to place notice on abandoned or unattended vehicles left on the campus after posted closing hours stating that failure to remove the vehicle within twenty-four (24) hours, will result in the vehicle being towed Campus Police shall make a reasonable attempt to notify the owner prior to towing the vehicle, per this section.
       
    2. The expense for towing vehicles will be incurred by vehicle owners.

     

    Parking Ticket Payment and Appeals Procedures

    Violators have 15 days from the date of issue to pay the original fine amount. If not paid by the 15th day, the fine will automatically double. Tickets should be paid at http://www.jjc.edu/student-resources/student-account-payments located at Campus Center Enrollment Center (A-1020). www.jjc.edu/about-jjc/satellite-locations/main-campus.

    Once the due date has passed, a hold will be placed on the violator. This hold will remain in effect until the ticket is paid, and will prevent the violator from transacting any college business including registration, class drops, financial aid, obtaining transcripts etc. JJCPD also reserves the right to refer unpaid tickets to Will County Court or to the Secretary of State's office for suspension of the violator's driver’s license.

     

    APPEALS AND FINE COLLECTION PROCESS

    In the event that the violator or registered owner who is issued a parking citation does not pay the fine at Student Accounts Center (A1020) within the specified fifteen (15) days after the issuance of the citation, the Police Department will place a hold on the violator’s ability to conduct any College business. A letter shall be sent to the last known address of the violator notifying them of the hold, the increased fine, and advising that the College reserves the right to issue a summons to appear in the Will County Court for prosecution, and/or submit the violator’s information to the Secretary of State with a request to suspend the driving privileges, and /or have the vehicle towed and impounded pending payment of all fines and towing expenses.

    Individuals wishing to appeal a citation may obtain appeal forms at the Student Accounts Center or the Campus Police station. An appeal must be filed in writing at the Campus Police Department during the initial fifteen (15) day period after date upon which the citation was issued. The filing of an appeal stays the assessed fine until after the appeal is heard by the Appeals Committee.

    An Appeals Committee composed of one (1) student, one (1) staff member, one (1) faculty member, one (1) administrator, and the Student Trustee, will be appointed by the Chief of Police The Chief of Police or his/her designee will also have a seat on the Board as a non-voting member.

    If the Appeals Committee rules in favor of the appellant, the Police Department shall issue a letter advising that the appeal was granted and the ticket is no longer active. If the Appeals Committee does not grant the appeal, the Police Department shall issue a letter to the address on the appeal form, advising that the appeal was denied and that the fine must be paid within twenty (20) days of the date of the issuance of the letter or the fine will double and all options listed in Section 2-104 (D) shall also apply.

    Fines collected shall be deposited into the Student Parking Fine Account to be utilized for the purchase, repair and maintenance of Law Enforcement related equipment.

    Questions regarding parking tickets can be directed to the JJCPD Records Division at (815) 280-6616.

     

  • Regulation Violations and Citations

    It is essential to the operation of College that there be recognized standards of conduct for persons present on College and Foundation Housing, LLC property and that those standards be enforced to allow the College to achieve its goal of providing a safe and productive learning environment. The College Police Department is tasked with the enforcement of College, local, state and federal laws, ordinances and regulations. The enforcement of the regulations enumerated in this policy, will contribute to maintaining a safe learning and working environment for all members of the College community.

    This policy is established and adopted based on the authority provided in the Illinois Public Community College Act Ch. 110 ILCS 805 / 3 – 42.2 (b), which empowers the Board of trustees to “establish such other regulations as are determined to be necessary for the protection of community college students, staff, visitors, properties and interests or for the proper maintenance, operation or development of any community college or colleges under the jurisdiction of the Board, and to prescribe fines and penalties for the violation for these regulations.”

    A College regulation violation notice may be issued to persons found to be in violation of these regulations. The notice shall contain the name and address of the violator, the title and section number of the violation committed, the date, time and location of the violation, a brief summary of the allegations, and the signature and identification number of the issuing officer. A copy of the notice will be given to the violator at the time the notice is issued. In addition to the information listed above, this copy will contain the fine amount, payment due date and appeal process information.

    REGULATIONS AND FINES: It shall be a violation of these regulations of the College to:

    A (1) Alcohol - Possession or Consumption

    1.  Knowingly possess or consume any alcoholic liquor on any College or Foundation Housing, LLC property other than at an event where such possession has been specifically authorized by the College or Foundation, or; FINE: $50
    2.  Knowingly be in possession of or under the influence of alcoholic liquor when under 21 years of age. FINE: $50
       
      A (2) Alcohol Parties – Attendance - Knowingly attend a gathering of more than two people where alcohol is present illegally or in violation of these regulations. FINE: $50
       
      A (3) Alcohol Parties – Hosting - Knowingly host a gathering of more than two people where alcohol is present illegally or in violation of these regulations. FINE: $100
       
      A (4) Alcohol, Under the Influence- Knowingly appear in a public place while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. FINE: $50
       
      A (5) Assault- Knowingly and without authority engage in activity that reasonably places another in fear of receiving a battery. FINE: $100 
       
      A (6) Battery-
    1. Knowingly and without justification cause bodily harm to another. FINE: $200
       
    2. Knowingly make contact of a sexual, insulting or provoking nature with another.
      FINE: $200
       
      A (7) Cannabis Possession / Possession with Intent to Deliver (10 Grams or Less)
    1. Knowingly and illegally possess 10 or less grams of a substance containing cannabis.
      FINE: $50
    2. Knowingly and illegally possess with intent to deliver, 10 or less grams of a substance containing cannabis. FINE: $150

     

    A (8) Cannabis/ Controlled Substance Parties – Attendance / Hosting- Knowingly host or attend a gathering of more than two people where cannabis or controlled substances are present illegally or in violation of these regulations. FINE: Attending $50 – Hosting $100

    A (9) Controlled Substances / Look Alike Drugs

    1.  Knowingly and unlawfully be in possession of any item that is purported to be or is made to appear significantly similar to cannabis or any controlled substance. FINE: $50
       
    2.  Knowingly and unlawfully be in possession of any substance which is prohibited or Controlled by the Illinois Controlled Substance Act. FINE: $250
       
    3.  Knowingly and unlawfully be in possession of, with the intent to deliver, any substance which is prohibited or controlled by the Illinois Controlled Substance Act. FINE: $500
       
      A (10) Drugs, Under the Influence- Knowingly appear in a public place while under the influence of cannabis or a controlled substance. FINE: $50
       
      A (11) Drug Paraphernalia Possession- Knowingly possess items commonly used for the consumption, distribution or ingestion of cannabis or controlled substances, with the intent to use them for preparation, delivery, or ingestion intro the human body of illegally possessed cannabis or controlled substances or for the ingestion of illegally possessed cannabis or controlled substances, into the human body. Items include but are not limited to, pipes, syringes, packaging material, scales etc. FINE: $50
       
      A (12) Disruption- Knowingly disrupt the operation of the College and/or prevent members of the College community from participating in College programs or activities. Examples include, but are not limited to, disruption of classes, sporting events, meetings, speeches/presentations or other authorized college activities occurring on or off campus. FINE: $50
       
      A (13) Damage to Property- To damage or deface without authority, any property belonging to the College, JJC Foundation or another. FINE: $100
       

    A (14) Disorderly Conduct- Knowingly commit any act in such an unreasonable manner as to alarm or disturb another, or to provoke a breach of the peace. FINE: $50

    A (14) False Reporting: Crime or Emergency - Knowingly transmit or cause to be transmitted to any College employee a report of a crime or emergency, knowing it to be untrue. FINE: $150

    A (15) Failure to Comply- FINE: $50

    1.  Knowingly fail to comply with any lawful direction of any College official, police officer or employee acting in their official capacity.
    2.  Knowingly fail to comply with computer lab or College Use of Technology policies.
       
      A (16) Fighting- Knowingly be involved in a physical altercation with another, other than for the limited purpose of self-defense. Self-defense is defined as action taken to eliminate an immediate threat of receiving bodily harm. Such action must cease as soon as the threat of harm is eliminated. A person cannot claim self-defense if they have failed to remove themselves from a confrontation when such removal would have eliminated the need for physical force. FINE: $200
       
      A (17) Fireworks- Knowingly possess, offer for sale or explode any fireworks except for any College- authorized display. FINE: $25
       
      A (18) Forgery- Knowingly present to another or possess with intent to present to another any false, altered or fraudulent document, record, electronic file or instrument of identification. FINE: $100
       
      A (19) Gambling- Knowingly and illegally engage in a game of chance for cash or any other item of value, unless the game is officially authorized by the College or Foundation. FINE: $25
       
      A (20) Gang Representation / Recruitment– Knowingly use gang representation, signing or attempt to recruit others into gang membership. FINE: Representation or signing - $50 Recruitment - $500
       
      A (21) Hazing – Knowingly require the performance of any act by any College student for the purpose of induction to any group associated with or connected to the College, if that act is not sanctioned by Joliet Junior College or it results in bodily harm to any person. FINE: $300
       

    A (22) Littering- Knowingly deposit any litter, garbage or offensive material in any place other than an approved and designated garbage receptacle. FINE: $25

    A (23) Loitering – Knowingly remain in a location on College or Foundation Housing, LLC property after being advised by a College official/employee to move from that location. FINE: $50

    A (24) Noise Disturbance – Knowingly create noise that is disruptive to the normal operations of the College. FINE: $25

    A (25) Obstruction, Resistance or Interference with a Member of the College Police Department- Knowingly obstruct, resist or interfere with the performance of an authorized act within the official capacity of one known to the person to be a member of the College Police Department, including providing false information. FINE: $150

    A (26) Personal Misrepresentation/ Failure to Identify- FINE: $50

    1. Knowingly fail to identify him/herself to any College official or to identify him/herself as another.
    2. Knowingly provide false information to any College official.
       
      A (27) Posting /Distribution of Flyers- Knowingly post or deliver any advertisement or notice on any College property or any vehicle parked on college property without express written permission from the College. FINE: $25
       
      A (28) Public Indecency- FINE: $200
    1. Knowingly engage in an act of sexual conduct in any public place.
    2. Knowingly fondle his or her genitals or breasts, or the genitals or breasts of another, whether directly or through clothing.
    3. Knowingly expose ones genitals, buttocks or female breasts unless as an authorized part of a College art class.
    4. Knowingly urinate or defecate in any public place other than a bathroom.
       
      A (29) Smoking / Tobacco Usage- Knowingly use any tobacco product in any area other than a parking or other area specifically designated by the College or Foundation as a smoking area.
      FINE: $100
       
      A (30) Soliciting- Knowingly peddle or offer for sale or solicit the purchase or sale of any item or service, without prior express written permission from the College. FINE: $25
       
      A (31) Theft
    1.  Less Than $50 – Knowingly exert unauthorized control over property valued by the owner at less than $50, including lost or mislaid property, with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the use of said property. FINE: $50
    2. $50 but less than $150 – Knowingly exert unauthorized control over property valued by the owner at, at least between $50 but less than $150, including lost or mislaid property, with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the use of said property. FINE: $150
    3. $150 but less than $500 – Knowingly exert unauthorized control over property valued by the owner at, at least $150, but less than $500, including lost or mislaid property, with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the use of said property. FINE: $300
       
      A (32) Trespassing / Unauthorized Occupancy- Knowingly be present on or in any College or Foundation Housing, LLC property, or building, when such property or building is closed, or after having been given verbal or written notice that such presence is forbidden. FINE: $50
       
      A (33) Unlawful Access – Knowingly and without authority enter any secured area of the College or Foundation Housing, LLC property or possess without authority any access device which would permit unlawful entry into such areas. FINE: $150
       
      B. Recidivist Provision: The fine for a second or subsequent violation of a specific provision of this policy will be set at twice the established fine for that violation up to a maximum of $750. 
       
       
       
      REGULATION VIOLATION - FINE COLLECTION PROCESS
       
    1. It is the responsibility of the cited individual to resolve the Regulation Violation Notice in one of the following manners:
    1. Make payment of the designated fine amount at the Student Accounts Center in Room A 1020 by the end of the 15 day “payment due” date listed on the notice, or;
       
    2. File a written appeal of the notice with the Campus Police Department prior to the end of the 15-day “payment due” date listed on the notice. Note: An appeal form will be provided with the Regulation Violation Notice.
       
      B. Failure to resolve the notice in one of the above-listed manners will result in the doubling of the fine amount up to a maximum of $750 and a hold being placed on the violator’s ability to conduct any College business until the fine has been paid.
       
      C. Once the “payment due” date has passed, the Campus Police Records Division shall forward a letter to the last known address of the violator, notifying them of the placement of the hold and the new fine amount. The College reserves the right to take any additional legal steps within its authority to collect any unpaid fines.
       
       
      REGULATION VIOLATION APPEALS PROCESS
       
      A. If an appeal is filed in regards to a violation notice, the payment due date will be stayed until the outcome of the appeal before the Appeals Committee.
       
      B. the Appeals Committee shall be appointed by the Chief of Police and shall be composed of one student, one staff member, one faculty member, one administrator and the Student Trustee. The Chief of Police or his/her designee will also have a seat on the Committee as a non-voting member.
       
      C. If the Appeals Committee rules in favor of the appeal, the violation notice will be rescinded and a notification letter will be sent to the appellant advising that the case has been resolved.
       
    1. D. If the Appeals Committee rules against the appeal, a letter will be sent to the appellant advising of the rejection of the appeal. The letter will indicate a 20 day due date, by which the outstanding fine must be paid or a hold will be placed on the violator’s ability to conduct any College business until the fine has been paid. The College reserves the right to take any additional legal steps within its authority to collect any unpaid fines.

  • JJC Sex Offender Registration Requirements

    Illinois Compiled Statutes (730 ILCS 150/2) requires that any person who is required by law to register as a sex offender and who is either a student or an employee at an institution of higher education, must also register with the police department of the institution they are employed by or attending.  For purposes of this act, a student or employee is defined as anyone working at or attending the institution for a period of five (5) days or an aggregate period of more than thirty (30) days during a calendar year. This includes persons operating as or employed by an outside contractor at the institution.

    Anyone meeting the above requirements is required to register at the Campus Police Department located in G1013, within five (5) days of enrolling or becoming employed.  

    Persons failing to register are subject to criminal prosecution.

  • Basic Self Defense for Women

    The program is designed for the average woman with no previous experience or background in physical skills training.

    The JJC Female Self Defense Class is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques.  The class is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.

    The JJC Female Self Defense Class is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense tactics.

    The course is taught by Officer Chris Luttrell, a Nationally Certified Female Self Defense Instructor. It's never to late to be prepared for what could happen.

    Cost for the course is $20.00. 

    Chris Luttrell, Officer

    Phone: (815) 280-2234 
    Email: cluttrel@jjc.edu

  • About Us

    History

    Prior to 1981, Joliet Junior College was patrolled by a staff of non–sworn civilian security personnel who operated from the Security Office located in the Highland Building. In 1981, the Joliet Junior College Police Department was established as a sworn police agency and all patrol personnel were required to be state certified police officers. These officers were sworn, certified, police-academy trained and authorized to make arrests, yet still unarmed.

    In 1995, the JJC Police Department moved to its current location in G-Building, room G-1013, next to the Fitness Center. In August 2003, JJC Police Officers were authorized to become a fully armed police agency. Currently, the JJC Police Department's staff of fifteen sworn Police Officers is supplemented by full and part -time civilian, non-sworn, Campus Safety Officers (CSO), Dispatchers, Records Clerks, a Department Secretary as well as several Student Workers.


    Police Authority

    The JJC Police Department draws its authority from the Illinois Community College Act, which establishes the authority for community college police departments as follows:

    • Illinois Compiled Statutes - Ch. 110 ILCS 805/3 – 42.1(b)
    • 110 ILCS 805/3-42.1 (from Ch. 122, par. 103-42.1)

    Sec. 3-42.1. (b)  Members of the community college district police department or department of public safety who are law enforcement officers, as defined in the Illinois Police Training Act, shall be peace officers under the laws of this State.  As such, law enforcement officers members of these departments shall have all the powers of police officers in cities and sheriffs in counties, including the power to make arrests on view or on warrants in all counties that lie within the community college district, when such is required for the protection of community college personnel, students, property, or interests.  Such officers shall have no power to serve and execute civil process.


    Traffic Citations:

    All traffic tickets issued by JJCPD are referred to the Will County Circuit Court in Joliet. The citation will include a court appearance date, time, and room number, and other relevant information concerning payment or court appearance. Failure to appear or comply with the requirements of the citation will result in the issuance of a warrant by the Will County Court or the suspension of the recipient’s license, or both.

    Criminal Charges:

    Criminal charges filed by JJCPD are heard in the Will County Circuit Court in Joliet. Failure to appear on the designated court date will result in a criminal Failure to Appear warrant being issued and or the revocation of bond.

    Code of Conduct:

    In cases of violation of state statutes or JJC policies, JJCPD has three options. They may, in addition to or in lieu of criminal charges, issue a JJC regulation violation citation or refer violators to the JJC Code of Conduct. If referred to the code, violators must comply with all Notices to Appear served by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.  Failure to appear or comply may result in additional charges or a suspension from JJC. View the Academic Standards of Progress for more information.


    Staff Descriptions

    Police Officers: JJC police officers are fully sworn and state certified. They patrol the campus on foot, with squad cars, an ATV, and with a bicycle unit. They are responsible for the safety of persons and property on and near JJC campuses. They also enforce traffic and parking laws, criminal statutes, JJC policies and answer calls for service.

    Dispatchers: Dispatchers provide a wide variety of clerical duties for the police department. They are also responsible for the receipt of emergency and non-emergency calls for service for Campus Police, Facility Services, and all of the Joliet Junior College extended campuses while working closely with local, state, and county law enforcement agencies.

    Campus Safety Officers (CSO): CSOs are non-sworn civilian officers who supplement the sworn staff. They are distinguishable from the sworn officers by their light blue shirts. These officers serve a vital role on campus, in that they provide additional staffing on shifts, conduct vital safety patrols, lock and unlock doors and buildings as needed, issue parking citations, assist motorists, enforce college policies and operate as eyes and ears for the police officers. They also patrol campus on foot and in vehicles. Additionally, our CSOs are responsible for primary safety at both our City Center, Romeoville, Weitendorf, Grundy, and Frankfort campuses.

    Records Clerks: JJCPD Records Clerks are responsible for the filing and safekeeping of all police records. They conduct data entry, file reports, serve as liaison with the Will County Court and State's Attorney's Office and maintain the vital records database. Additionally they are responsible for all college and rental vehicle reservations for the many college groups and clubs and maintain the parking ticket files. The Records Division is another important link in an effective police agency, since without easy & accurate accessibility of police records, police reports are useless.

    Department Secretary: This position is the secretary to the JJC Chief of Police. Responsibilities include: payroll, accounts payable, billing and chargebacks to campus departments that use fuel and vehicles, and other duties and paperwork functions.

    Student Workers (MAU): The JJCPD also employs several Student Workers. These students who make up the MAU (Motorist Assist Unit) respond to stranded motorist calls with tire changes, lock-outs and jump-starts. They serve as escorts for community members who may want a safety escort to their vehicles, conduct room openings, security patrols, and other services to help the department function more efficiently. 

    Bike / ATV Patrol Unit

    The JJCPD Bike/ATV Patrol Unit was established in 2003 as part of the department's Community Policing program. The purpose of the unit is to allow officers the flexibility to patrol campus areas not easily reached with a squad car or on foot. Additionally, it allows the officers to get out of their squad cars and have more face-to-face contact with members of the JJC community while still being able to have the mobility necessary to respond to calls.

    The Bike/ATV Patrol Unit is coordinated by Sgt. Jeff Smith and all participating officers undergo 32 hours of intense bike training and are certified by the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) as well as specialized ATV training.

    ILEAS – Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System

    Officer Christopher Luttrell is a current and active member of the ILEAS Mobile Field Force.

    ILEAS equips and oversees several multi-jurisdictional regional special teams throughout the State of Illinois. There are two main teams – WMD Special Response Teams (WMD SRT) and Mobile Field Force teams. The WMD SRT teams are locally-employed SWAT teams that are specially trained and funded by ILEAS to deal with the human threat in a hazardous materials environment. They often also act as regional tactical assets for local agencies. The Mobile Field Force teams are multi-jurisdictional teams of locally-employed officers equipped and trained to deal with civil disorder. The Mobile Field Force Teams are also known as Law Enforcement Patrol Strike Teams that can be used to provide large support to local agencies that have significant or long term patrol needs they cannot fill.

    SWAT – Special Weapons and Tactics Team

    Officer Jake Van Duyne is a current and active member of the Joliet SWAT team.

    Officer Joe Eckols is a 10 year veteran of the Joliet SWAT team.

    SWAT is a designated law enforcement team whose members are recruited, selected, trained, equipped and assigned to resolve critical incidents involving a threat to public safety which would otherwise exceed the capabilities of traditional law enforcement first responders and/or investigative units

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Campus Communications

  • Emergency Communications

    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:

    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 communications@jjc.edu 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.