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About the Department

Contact

John Schlaf

Director of Campus Safety

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7255

jschlaf@​knox.edu

A handicap parking space on Cherry Street outside of George Davis Hall.

The Department of Campus Safety is responsible for maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local laws, as well as College policies and procedures, by all members of the Knox community. With the exception of the director of campus safety, campus safety officers are not sworn Illinois police officers and, as a result, do not have arrest powers. Campus Safety maintains a cooperative working relationship with the Galesburg Police Department as well as county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in all matters of mutual concern.

The Galesburg Police and Fire Departments are located in the Public Safety Building, 150 West Tompkins Street, just one block north of the Knox campus. These agencies respond promptly when their assistance has been requested for emergency and non-emergency circumstances. Campus safety officers have been trained and are authorized to provide reasonable assistance, provided such assistance can be given without endangering the officer or others involved in the incident pending the arrival of emergency services personnel.

In addition to the director and staff officers, the Campus Safety Department is supplemented by student safety workers. These student safety workers perform various safety related tasks including, but not limited to, the Safeguard Student Escorts Program, safety patrols of residence halls, main campus grounds, parking lots, and academic buildings. Student safety workers are issued communications equipment which monitor Galesburg Police and Campus Safety Departments. The student safety workers have the ability to maintain direct radio contact with the campus safety duty officer at anytime.

Report a Crime or for Assistance with a Safety Issue

  • Campus Safety Duty Officer: 309-341-7979
  • Silent Witness: Anonymous online report form
  • Sexual Assault: What to do when you or a friend is a victim

Safety Services

Campus Safety manages many aspects of campus access and safety policies.

  • Parking: Rules on parking, parking permits, special needs, and visitor access.
  • Keys: How to obtain or replace keys and campus building access.
  • Lockout: Procedures for when you're locked out.
  • Campus Escort: Call for after-hours assistance.

Safety Resources

Tips and college resources to help you stay safe on campus.

 

Knox College

http://www.knox.edu/offices/campus-safety/about-the-department

Printed on Monday, October 20, 2014