SOUTH HOLLAND, IL South Suburban College is proud to unveil a new campus security measure called iWatch. iWatchSouthSuburban is a mobile application that enables the campus community to turn in tips, images and videos about crimes or suspicious activities directly to law enforcement from almost any mobile phone or computer. Users can remain anonymous or may choose to disclose their identity.
Crime tips or suspicious activity reports can be submitted through iWatchSouthSuburban as a text message, email or phone call. All tips are sent in real-time to law enforcement.
iWatchSouthSuburban should not be used for emergency situations and is not a substitute for calling 911 or extension 2235 on campus. There are four ways to report using the iWatch program:
- Use the iWatchSouthSuburban application
- Send a text message (708) 377-2913
- Report it online: www.ssc.edu/iWatch
- Call (708) 377-2913
Standard carrier costs, fees, taxes and text messaging and data rates may apply. Text "iWatch" to (708) 572-0976 for download instructions.
SSC has minimal criminal activity rates due to their wide-range of visible and proactive campus security measures. In continuing their pre-emptive security efforts, SSC was the first college in the United States to sign on to the iWatch program, and other Illinois' institutions have already followed suit.
"We are very proud of our Campus Police Department and our overall campus safety at South Suburban College," said Frank M. Zuccarelli, Chairman of the SSC Board of Trustees. "We think that iWatchSouthSuburban will only add another level of security and comfort for our students and visitors."