Welcome To The Department of Public Safety

A message from the Director of Public Safety, Chief of Policeā€¦

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, founded in 1869, is the flagship institution of the Southern Illinois University System. The University is rich in tradition and an exciting place conducive to learning and innovation. The Department of Public Safety is a full-service law enforcement agency geared to support the University. Department police officers, parking officers, telecommunicators, and administrative staff are focused on providing for the safety and security of the thousands of students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus. Department personnel are committed to developing partnerships, problem solving, and providing exemplary service to the community.

This web-site is intended as a resource for all. Please take advantage of the services that we provide. On behalf of the members of the agency, thank you for visiting. --Benjamin Newman

Latest Information


NOTICE: The following parking lots will be used for the delivery and storage of construction supplies, and will be closed for the safety and security of students, staff, and faculty. Barricades will be placed to indicate the closed portions of the lots. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.

Lot 16: Closed beginning Monday 19-May-2014 until further notice.
Lot 22: Partial closure beginning Monday 19-May-2014 until further notice.
Lot 39: Partial closure beginning Tuesday 27-May-2014 until further notice.
Lot 91: Partial closure beginning Monday 12-May-2014 until further notice.
Lot 102: Partial closure beginning Monday 12-May-2014 until further notice.

The NEW All-Hazards training, A Shared Responsibility, can now be accessed at http://ahert.siu.edu/.

Department of Public Safety 2013 Annual Report (PDF)