We are committed to maintaining a safe learning environment.
All Officers of the South Suburban College Police Department (SSCPD) are fully sworn officers and are vested by the State of Illinois with full police authority with full law enforcement powers and responsibilities under Illinois law.
The SSCPD also maintains a force of Security Officers who aid our sworn Police Officers in day-to-day activities.
The SSCPD will investigate all complaints and will utilize the assistance of other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies when needed. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED.
How to Contact the Campus Police
All criminal incidents or emergencies should be immediately reported to the Police Department.
Available at strategic locations throughout the Main Campus and the Oak Forest Center.
Emergency Call Boxes
Available at strategic locations on the grounds of the Main Campus and at the Oak Forest Center. They can be located by their signage and blue light. PRESS THE RED BUTTON TO ACTIVATE.
Services We Can Provide
The South Suburban College Police Department is happy to provide the following services on Campus:
In the event of an accident or injury, minor first-aid is available in Room 1215 (Main Campus) or Room 5004 (Oak Forest Center). All Emergencies should be immediately reported to the SSCPD.
Lost & Found
Lost and found items can be dropped off/picked up in Room 1215 (Main Campus) or Room 5004 (Oak Forest Center). Articles not claimed within 30 days may be disposed of at the College’s discretion.
Personal Safety Training
Free personal safety pamphlets are available outside Room 1215 and free public seminars are scheduled throughout the school year. Please contact (708) 596-2000 ext. 2235 for additional information or to obtain a schedule of events. Students may request personal assistance (including vehicle assistance) and an escort to their vehicle by contacting the SSCPD.
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
South Suburban College is required by law to publish yearly crime statistics in accords with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
Emergency Closure/Procedures and Messaging System
In the unlikely event of a campus closing due to weather or other emergency, the College has established the following procedures in the event of an emergency.
SSC ALERT was created to quickly inform the campus community of time sensitive or emergency situations. This alert system has the capability to send messages by voice, email and text message that will be sent out for confirmed emergencies or dangerous situations that present an immediate threat to the campus such as a tornado, threat of violence, chemical hazard, or other significant events such as a school closing, snow emergency, or power outage.
Parking is available free of charge at both Campus. Student must follow the guidelines below.
- NO VEHICLES are to be left on campus when the facility is closed without first obtaining permission from the SSCPD.
- Free Student Parking Decals can be obtained from Police Department, room 1215. Register for your hanging decal after you register for classes.
- Faculty/Staff Parking Cards should be obtained directly from their department. Once the card is received, parking is allowed in the north parking lot, which is controlled by a gate. Faculty/Staff wishing to park in the south parking lot, must contact the SSCPD for additional information.
- Handicap Parking is available in the main student parking lot, on the west side of the building for vehicles with the proper registration plates, decal or device as defined in the Illinois Vehicle Code. There is limited handicap parking available in the visitors lot. Stop by or call the Police Department for further information. Violation of the disabled parking regulations can result in a state mandated $250 fine per occurrence.
- Visitors Parking is also available. This lot is located on the northeast end of the building, adjacent to the Faculty/Staff lot. There is limited handicap parking available in the visitors lot for vehicles with the proper registration plates, decal or device as defined in the Illinois Vehicle Code.
Student ID Cards
A SSC student identification card is necessary to secure certain privileges and services on campus. No one will be issued an identification card until the identity of the individual can be verified.
See Something, Say Something!
Help Us – Help You. If you see something questionable or suspicious, say something and let law enforcement follow up on it. You can leave a tip by calling 708-225-5847 or emailing email@example.com. Together we can prevent crime in our community!
This number should not be used for emergency situations and is not a substitute for calling 911 or calling Campus Police at extension 2235 on campus. To leave an anonymous tip be sure to turn off the caller ID on your phone.