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Public Safety


Public Safety

The Carl Sandburg College Department of Public Safety is located in Building D. With the exception of the director of public safety, public safety officers are not sworn Illinois police officers and, as a result do not have arrest powers. The Carl Sandburg College Department of Public Safety staff frequently work with the Galesburg Police Department. The two agencies cooperate whenever possible on investigations and crime prevention programs to provide the best possible services to our campus and local communities. 


Public safety officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They respond to emergencies, calls for service, walk thru the campus buildings, provide escorts and staff special events.


We support the mission of the college by striving to provide safe and secure campus environments throughout District 518, which uphold the educational needs of all people and develop a partnership with students, faculty and staff within the college community.




To develop a foundation of consistent processes by providing the highest standards of professionalism, safety, security, community service, proactive crime prevention and assistance to law enforcement agencies.


Code of Ethics


We are committed to “providing students with an opportunity to succeed” by maintaining the highest standard of ethical and moral behavior; delivering proactive and responsive services to all people; valuing the diversity of the community and always being mindful of the trust bestowed upon the Carl Sandburg College Public Safety department.