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Welcome to the Department of Public Safety Website
On behalf of the employees of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of Public Safety, I would like to welcome you to the Internet home page for the Department. Throughout these pages, you will find very useful information concerning personal safety, crime prevention tips, crime awareness education, and parking services. It is our sincere hope that this information will be of benefit to you and assist you with having the best experience possible with the University as a student, faculty member, staff member or visitor. It is our mission to assist all members of the campus community in the safe and secure pursuit of education by providing an environment that promotes individual responsibility and protects human rights.
Todd Sigler, Ph. D., Director
Lot #9 on the north and west side of Pulliam Hall will be temporarily closed until further notice as part of the Pulliam Hall construction project. The area will be used for the delivery and storage of construction equipment and supplies so the lot will remain closed for the safety and security of students, staff, and faculty. We apologize for any inconvenience during the construction phase, and look forward to the expanded and renovated Pulliam Hall facilities.
The SIU Department of Public Safety works with the University community to:
The Department of Public Safety reports to the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance. Additional information may be available by visiting that website.
If you need assistance, please let us know and we will do our very best to provide you with the service that you would expect from a professional law enforcement agency. Then, please take time to fill out our Campus Community Survey to comment on that service you received from our department and staff . Once you have finished, print the form and mail it to the address on the front of the form.
Thank you and we hope you have an enjoyable experience at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Copies of SIU Department of Public Safety police and traffic crash reports may also be requested. A copy of a traffic crash report is available directly from our department. There is a $5.00 fee. Police reports require that you complete a Freedom Of Information Act request form. You can obtain this form and instructions at the Policies and Procedures home page at http://policies.siu.edu/other_policies/Chapter5/foia.html or click on "Request Public Records Forms" at the bottom of this page. Complete the request form and send it to the Budget Office, 2nd Floor Anthony Hall, Room 211, Mail Code 4313, Attention: Christina Sayles. All requests are subject to approval.
Night Safety Transit Service
Night Safety Transit Service (formally known as Women’s Night Safety Transit Service) was established in the Spring of 1980 to provide a safe non-threatening means of transportation to students both on and off campus through Night Safety Transit, Evening Van for students with disabilities and, the Brightway Path.
Night Safety Transit Service is a student funded service administered by the Department of Public Safety and staffed with employees of the Saluki Student Patrol.
Night Safety Transit Service’s regular hours of operation are Sunday – Friday 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM ( 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM during daylight saving time). The service consists of one minivan and one evening van (for students with disabilities). A transit is accessible for students currently enrolled in good standing. Transit takes students from an on-campus location to their off-campus residence and vice versa for study and campus related activities. The Brightway Path is the most well-lit walking route on campus for those students who are going from campus to campus destinations and not eligible to ride transit. A map of the Brightway Path is available at the Department of Public Safety’s web-site. Brightway Path Map
Click here for more information on commonly asked questions (who can ride, cost, areas of coverage) about the Night Safety Transit.
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