Benedictine University Police Department

About Us

Benedictine University Police

The Benedictine University Police would like to introduce our department to the students, staff and faculty.

Benedictine University police officers come from both municipal and college/university police agencies. Our officers are familiar with the daily trials and tribulations you will face while attending Benedictine University.

University police officers are here to help you in any way we can. Whether you need someone to help you get into your locked car or just someone to talk to, Benedictine University Police are here to make your Benedictine experience safe and positive.

Benedictine University Police employ Illinois certified police officers who have full police powers including arrest. Our police officers bring specialized training and experience to Benedictine University, which will allow us to provide you with strong service and mentoring relationships with students.

Benedictine University Public Safety will staff one police sergeant and two police officers on each of our three shifts. Our day shift will run from 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Our afternoon shift will run from 3:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. and our night shift will run from 11:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m. Officers will be available to talk with students and staff at any time during these hours.

University police officers bring a combined 80 years of law enforcement experience and training to the campus. University police officers will be available for presentations to classes, student groups and other campus entities as needs arise. Topics may include, crime prevention, personal safety, alcohol/drug awareness, violence in the work place, etc.

Benedictine University Police serves a community of 5500 students, faculty and staff.

BU PD employs (12) Full-time sworn officers, (5) Dormitory Guards, (4) Dispatchers and (2) Community Service Officers.

BU PD provides the following services:

Patrol, Criminal Investigation, Traffic/Parking Enforcement, Crime Prevention, Public Presentations, Jumpstarts, Vehicle Lock-Outs, Dormitory Lock-Outs, Dignitary Protection, CLEARY ACT Crime Stats, Student Identification, Parking Permits, Citation Appeals Board and other services as needed.

BU PD's primary jurisdiction is the University and its satellite campuses.

BU PD is a member of IACLEA (Illinois Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators)


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