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The Department of Campus Safety provides protection and services to the Knox community by foot and/or vehicular patrols 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. 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 are not sworn Illinois police officers and, as a result, do not have arrest powers. The department does not have a written Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Galesburg Police Department for the investigation of alleged criminal offenses; however, Campus Safety 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. Knox College has no policy concerning the monitoring and recording, through local police agencies, of criminal activity in which students engaged at off-campus locations of student organizations officially recognized by Knox College.