The Department of Campus Safety is tasked with ensuring the safety of the Judson University community. Officers support the academic mission of the University and are selected for their Christian commitment. Campus Safety is a non-sworn agency and officers do not have arrest powers, but the department has working relationships with the Elgin Police Department, Kane County Forest Preserve Police, and Rockford Police Department. Campus Safety Officers are trained and equipped to use the expandable baton, handcuffs, pepper spray, and the Taser, and may detain individuals believed to have committed crimes or for safety reasons. Campus Safety maintains 24/7 presence on the Elgin campus and patrols on foot, bicycle, golf cart and vehicle. Campus Safety is present at the Rockford campus during times when classes are in session.
The Department of Campus Safety is licensed by the State of Illinois as an EMS Non-Transport Provider through Advocate Sherman Hospital, with most Campus Safety staff licensed at the EMT-b level. EMT staff are equipped for life-saving intervention including administration of oxygen, EpiPen, albuterol and automated defibrillator. All department personnel receive training in CPR/AED use, controlling severe bleeding via tourniquet use and other methods, and other life safety techniques.
To reach us on-duty at the Elgin campus, call 847-622-9999 from your cell phone (save that number now).
If you want us to be able to reach you in an emergency, sign up for Nixle text message alerts. Text JUSTUDENT to 888777 if you are on the Elgin campus and JUROCKFORD to 888777 if you are a Rockford student.