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ECC Police
Bldg D, Room D140, ECC Campus
Tel: 847-214-7777 (emergencies)
Tel: 847-214-7778 (non-emergencies)

Campus Safety

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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
- 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.

Emergency Procedures

Officers on Duty


ECC campuses are safe and secure, well-patrolled by officers of the Elgin Police Department and ECC police, to assure the protection of our students, faculty, staff and visitors to the college. ECC police and Elgin police conduct regular vehicle and foot patrols of buildings and grounds.

Patrol Schedule: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday through Saturday during the academic year when the college is open.

During non-business hours, college facilities are monitored and locked. Overnight parking in college lots is prohibited. More about parking»

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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).

Officer 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.



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

Call ECC police for help with a disabled vehicle. A portable battery pack is available for jump starts. For lock-outs or other problems, they can phone a locksmith or garage of your choice.

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»