The Department of Campus Safety provides protection and services to the Knox community by foot and vehicular patrols on a 24-hour, 365 days a year basis. Campus safety officers have been tasked to make every effort to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws, as well as Knox College policies and procedures, as outlined within the Student Handbook.
Campus safety officers, with the exception of the director, are not sworn police officers with arrest authority. The department does not have an official written Memo of Understanding (MOU) with the Galesburg Police Department. However, the Campus Safety Department maintains a strong and cooperative working relationship with the Galesburg Police Department as well as county, state, and federal law enforcement authorities and other area emergency service providers to assist with those efforts.