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Report an Emergency

If you are the victim of a crime, witness a crime, suspicious activity or accident, or come upon a crime scene or accident, call immediately:

911 - Elgin police / Elgin fire
7777 - for ECC police from a college phone
847-214-7777 - for ECC police from a cell phone

847-214-7778 - ECC police department non-emergencies

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Campus Safety

ECC Police

ECC’s police officers are trained and experienced experts at preventing crime and enforcing the law. They are highly visible on campus and easily accessible via phone. Contact the police if you witness something suspicious, if you witness/experience a crime, or need emergency assistance. More»

Emergency Management

Information on managing an emergency but not limited to emergency procedures, being prepared and resources. More»

Rave Alert - Emergency Notification System

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Elgin Community College partners with Rave Mobile Safety to offer an emergency alert notification system called 'Rave Alert' to deliver reliable emergency text and email messages to employees and students any time there is an emergency or safety issue for the campus community.

No registration is required. You are automatically signed up if are an Elgin Community College faculty, administrator, staff, current student, or prospective student. Log in to your account at | Get instructions»

Officer Safety Escort Service

To request an escort to and from buildings on ECC's Campus, call ECC police at 847-214-7778 from a cell phone or 7778 from a college phone. An officer will meet you at your vehicle in ECC’s parking lots or inside ECC buildings. The service is available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Saturday during the academic year when the college is open.

Personal & Vehicle Safety

  • Ask for help or scream for help if you ever feel threatened or sense a problem.
  • Use the college's officer escort service or the buddy system when going to and from parking lots, especially at night.
  • Keep your doors and windows locked while driving and after exiting your vehicle.
  • Park and stay in well-lit areas, especially at night. Once you arrive at your vehicle, do not linger.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings, look around frequently and do not use cell phones or other auditory devices which can distract you and dull your responses when walking to and from classes.
  • Walk directly, confidently and at a steady pace.
  • Palm your car keys before you exit buildings to assure no time is wasted unlocking your vehicle. Before getting into your car, check the back seat to be sure no one is inside.
  • Leave enough space to maneuver around vehicles stopped in front of you at intersections whenever possible, so you can get away should anyone approach your vehicle.
  • If you feel threatened, an option is to hit your vehicle alarm button located on your key fob and/or yell, "Fire!" Studies show that bystanders will respond quickly to calls of "Fire".
  • If there are threats of violence, call 911 and/or X7777.
  • If you request an escort to your vehicle, please call X7778 (ECC PD non-emergency number).

Personal Property

  • Never leave personal property unattended even for a few seconds. That includes books, jackets, handbags, book bags, wallets, keys, etc.
  • Lock your desk, locker or office door when unattended.
  • Store any valuables in your vehicle in the glove compartment or locked in your trunk. Do not leave valuables in plain view.
  • Mark personal property with an engraving pencil when practical, and write your name in all books.
  • Maintain a record of your valuables including serial and model numbers, identifying characteristics, and value.
  • Keep handbags/purses closed to prevent onlookers from seeing the contents and never set them on the floor in a restroom.
  • Do not carry large sums of money or other valuables unless absolutely necessary.
  • Be mindful of your personal belongings when you engage in sporting or athletic events and other student life activities.

Parking and Car Trouble

ECC police and the Elgin Police Department enforce all parking regulations. More»

The ECC police has a portable battery pack for vehicle jump-starts. This service is free and available by calling 847-214-7777, or ext. 7777 from an on-campus phone. For lock-outs or other problems, they can phone a locksmith or garage of your choice.

Snow Removal and Unsafe Conditions

Maintenance crews work to remove snow as soon as possible. To report unsafe conditions on campus roads, in parking lots or on sidewalks, please call 847-697-1000 and press '0' to speak with an operator.

Unattended Children on Campus 3.802

Elgin Community College is responsible for providing a safe and positive educational environment free from potential distractions. The college facilities and grounds are inappropriate places for unattended children, and ECC is not liable for visiting children who are without adult supervision. This procedure applies to children of students, employees, and community members visiting campus. Parents of children on campus may be subject to the penalties of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 (705 ILCS 405/2-3, Neglected or Abused Minor).

Parents are responsible for the care of their children on campus. Faculty set policy regarding children in classrooms. Laboratories and computer facilities have policies that do not allow children to enter. ECC staff members are responsible for enforcement of these existing procedures. In other situations that arise involving disruptive behavior by children, every attempt should be made to resolve the issue at its source. If a staff member is unsuccessful or unsure in dealing with a problem, he/she should contact his/her supervisor. If necessary, the ECC Police Department will be asked to intervene. The ECC Police Department will attempt to locate parents of unattended children before contacting the Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS).

For the purposes of this administrative procedure, age shall be determined in accordance with the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 (705 ILCS 405).

Criminal Incident Information

The college prepares, publishes and disseminates statistical reports on crimes and arrests defined under the Crime Awareness and Campus Safety Act of 1990, CFR 668.41. Also provided is information on sexual assault as defined in the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act. More»

Firearms/Weapons Free Campus

All persons are prohibited from possessing firearms and/or weapons on property owned, leased or controlled by ECC, including those persons with a valid federal or state license to possess firearms or weapons, unless authorized by law or specifically exempted by federal or state law or ECC regulation. View policy»

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