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Role of campus police

Police Authority

The UIC Police are University police have all the powers possessed by police in cities and by sheriffs, including the power to make arrests on view and on warrants of violations of state statutes and city or county ordinances. Primary jurisdiction for the department is the University, UIC Medical Center and the surrounding community. The department works closely with Chicago Police and will assist in the prosecution of offenders by providing testimony at proceedings in criminal and student conduct hearings. UIC Police will also transport students to a hospital when appropriate.


  • Enforcement of laws and ordinances
  • Investigation of crimes, traffic accidents, and other disorders
  • Maintenance of records, identification, and communications within the department
  • Regulation and control of traffic
  • Protection of university buildings and grounds

Response Policy

Police units will be immediately dispatched to the location of all in-progress criminal activities. Police reports will be generated for all criminal activity on campus. Follow-up investigations of reported criminal activity are assigned on a case-by-case evaluation.

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