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Emergency Call Boxes are located in all buildings, elevators, and parking lots. Push the red button to connect directly to the Morton College Police Department Office.
As an academic community of approximately 5000 students plus a faculty and staff population of just over 500, Morton College understands that security issues are extremely important to parents, students, faculty, staff and visitors.
Morton College is located in a residential neighborhood on the south side of Cicero, IL, an urban community where crime statistics are low; however, being aware of the potential for criminal activity provides us with the opportunity to be proactive in our approach to the safety and security of our campus.
The Morton College Police Department provides for the safety
and security of our students, staff, faculty and visitors. Department procedures are coordinated by the Campus Director and Chief
The department is comprised
of four armed full-time and 16 part-time police officers who have the same arrest, detention and police
authority as other Illinois police officers and have the authority to enforce Morton College regulations.
Morton College Police Department Officers are highly visible around campus and conduct foot and vehicle patrols of the campus 24 hours a day when school is in session. Additionally,
Morton College police officers have the authority to enforce Morton College
The Morton College Police Department is located in
the first floor, ground level of the C building in room 119C.
Morton College Police Department works closely with the Cicero, Berwyn and Stickney Police Departments as well as
state and federal authorities. Additionally, the Department maintains a
written mutual aid agreement with all municipal agencies.
Morton College is committed to informing the campus
community of the obligations concerning crime and safety as required by the
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics
Act. Students, parents and community members can download the 2013 Morton College Police Department Annual Crime Statistics and Security Report.
The Clery Act also
requires campuses to log and report any fires that occur in on-campus. A “fire” is here defined as “any instance of
open flame or other burning in a place not intended to contain the burning or
in an uncontrolled manner. All fire
statistics for the past three years can be found in the Fire Safety Report
Further information concerning the requirements of
this act may be found at www.ed.gov or you can download the full text of the Clery Act.
The Morton College Police Department offers a variety of
programs and information to help the campus community deal with public safety
For more information or to request a presentation on any safety or security related
topic, please contact Chief Leonard Rutka at (708) 656-8000 Ext. 2203 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org