With a population of more than 53,000 students, faculty, and staff the University of Illinois is a “city within a city.” As in any municipality of similar size, our police force works to prevent and respond to criminal activity and emergencies. However, the University of Illinois Police Department has the additional responsibility to promote a safe and secure environment where education, research, and public service can flourish.
Our department operates 24 hours per day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. We provide patrol, investigation, specialized and emergency response, as well as crime prevention and educational services. We enjoy a strong working relationship with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
Our guiding philosophy is that of community policing. Building relationships between the police and community allows the department to successfully address the issues of crime, and improve quality of life.
In 2012, the University of Illinois Police Department became the first ILEAP Accredited campus police department. This accreditation provides a promise to our community that we meet certain law enforcement standards to serve them well.