Harper College Police

The men and women of the Harper College Police Department are here to serve the law enforcement needs of the campus community. We are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and may be found in Building B, on the northwest side of campus.

Student success is our priority. We are frequently the first and most recognizable representatives of Harper College when community members arrive at the campus. We assist you with everything from patrolling the campus, to investigating crimes and traffic accidents, to serving as content experts in the classroom. We welcome opportunities to engage with the campus community and to keep Harper College a safe place to work and learn.

Historically, Harper College has been a safe campus; however, we ask that you assist us by reporting any suspicious activity you observe. Remember- If you see something- say something.

Finally, we do our best to provide the professional law enforcement services to the campus, but we always are looking for ways to improve. If you have a suggestion for us, please send us an email or call 847.925.6330.

Crime Prevention

The Harper College Police Department has adopted a Proactive Approach to Crime Prevention that involves all constituencies of the College community.

Emergency Information

  • Safety is our number one priority. Learn about Emergency Procedures.

  • For non-life threatening incidents occurring on campus, refer to Environmental Health and Safety, Risk Management for guidelines on Injury Reporting.

Lost Items

  • Harper College Police, by law, is the central repository for all Lost and Found items recovered and stored at the College.


Reports and Statistics

  • The Daily Activity Log is generally updated within 24 hours of the report of the incident.  

  • Crime Statistics gathered at Harper College have been reported to the U.S. Justice Department's Uniform Crime Reporting System since 1979.

Services Provided by the Harper College Police

Harper College Police provide a variety of services to keep you safe including escorts, vehicle jump starts and vehicle lock outs.

Training Opportunities

Harper College Police co-hosts a variety of training classes with several different organizations:

  • Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) is an international leader committed to providing complete public safety communications expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach to benefit our members and the public.
  • International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) offers internationally recognized Certification and Training Courses. These courses were developed by experts in the fields of police, EMS, and security cycling, and are used by public safety agencies around the world. This training, delivered to thousands of public safety cyclists each year by IPMBA’s cadre of certified Instructors, provides skills for safe and effective use of the bicycle in police, EMS, and security work.