The Moraine Valley Police Department (MVPD) ensures the safety and well-being of all individuals on the campus and provides protection for all college buildings, facilities and property. It is the goal of the MVPD to keep students, faculty and visitors safe and informed about how to protect themselves.
Campus safety and security is coordinated by the MVPD, a professional state-level police department. Illinois state law grants that members of the MVPD are conservators of the peace and possess the same powers of arrest and enforcement as those given to other state, county and local municipal police officers.
MVPD police officers are fully trained and commissioned men and women who have met the requirements as mandated and regulated by the Illinois Compiled Statutes and the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.
On campus, the officers of the MVPD enforce all rules, regulations and laws, both of the state and of the college community including criminal and traffic laws as well as those regulating the use of alcoholic beverages, the use of controlled substances and weapons violations. They also work closely with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in the surrounding communities, assisting with incidents that may affect the college.
All potential criminal activity, medical emergencies or similar situations should be reported immediately to the MVPD Communications Center by dialing ext. 5555 on any campus telephone, by picking up any of the red emergency telephones located throughout the campus buildings, or by using any of the blue emergency telephones located in each to the college’s parking lots. Once a call is received, an officer is immediately dispatched to the site.
No matter how effective the college’s law enforcement procedures may be, the primary responsibility for safety and security falls upon each and every one of us. No police force or set of rules and regulations can be effective unless the individual exercises reasonable caution and awareness. Safety and security is everyone’s responsibility. The officers and staff of the MVPD stand ready and willing to serve the college community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Chief Patrick O’Connor, B.A., M.S.
Hours: 24 hours a day/7 days a week
Office Location: Building P
Telephone: (708) 974-5555
Fax: (708) 974-5499