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Safety/Security Initiatives

Safety/Security Initiatives


Carl Sandburg College is committed to a campus-wide approach to safety, security, and the well-being of our faculty, staff, students, and the overall campus community. The College continues to demonstrate this commitment through the implementation of various safety and security initiatives, some of which are listed here.

Although the vast majority of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors do not experience crime at Carl Sandburg College, crime sometimes occurs despite our best efforts. The best protection against campus crime is an aware, informed, and alert campus community that reports crime and suspicious behavior in a timely manner while using reason and caution during their daily activities.

As part of the overall effort to prevent crime, the College utilizes the following resources:

  • A 24/7 campus public safety personnel presence. The College also has a strong working relationship with the Galesburg Police Department. Officers can be dispatched from city locations to campus within minutes.
  • More than two-dozen emergency call boxes, which serve as a direct, outdoor link to Campus Public Safely from almost everywhere on campus.
  • State of the art security camera monitoring system consisting of over 90 cameras placed in various locations throughout all three campuses that are recorded 24 hours a day.
  • Sustainable Security Program (SSP) which provides updated and continual training for faculty, staff and security personnel to ensure that the safety/security policies and procedures in place are best for the college community.
  • The development and implementation of a Campus Behavioral Intervention/ Threat Assessment Plan (BIT) which will assist in the early detection and reporting of a student, faculty or staff member who may be of harm to themselves, others or a threat to the safe environment of the college.


Policy from Illinois law
(110 ILCS 12/20 b1/2) Campus Security Enhancement Act of 2008