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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 of Police.
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 regulations.
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 Annual Crime Statistics and Safety Report (PDF).
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 section.
Further information concerning the requirements of this act may be found on the US Department of Education website 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 issues.
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