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Message From the Department of Public Safety

Welcome to Illinois Institute of Technology's Department of Public Safety website. We hope you will find the information contained here to be useful.

Reporting directly to the Vice President for Facilities and Public Safety, the Department of Public Safety supports the university's educational goals by maintaining a secure environment in which to explore diverse social, cultural and academic ideas and to pursue knowledge. In addition to discharging its specific duties and responsibilities, the Department of Public Safety maintains continuous and harmonious relationships with other law enforcement agencies and community leaders. Through a cooperative relationship with local law enforcement, IIT contributes to a community-wide effort to fight criminal activity. The end result is a safe and secure environment in which to live, work and study throughout all IIT campuses.

Developing a safe and secure environment in an academic institution is a partnership. The Department of Public Safety is assigned the primary responsibility of identifying those programs, methods, and tactics necessary; while every member of the community is encouraged to learn and demonstrate personal security habits and to immediately report crimes or suspicious activity.