Police Department Personnel

Law Enforcement Authority of Security Personnel

HCPD officers are appointed by the Harper College Board of Trustees as "conservators of the peace" within the intent of the Public Community College Act. Under Chapter 110, Illinois Compiled Statutes, Section 805/3-42.1

(b) "Members of the Community College district police department or department of public safety who are law enforcement officers, as defined in the Illinois Police Act shall be peace officers under the law of this state. As such, law enforcement officer members of these departments shall have all of the powers of police officers in cities and sheriffs in counties, including the power to make arrests on view or on warrants for violations of State statutes and to enforce county or city ordinances in all counties that lie within the community college district, when such is required for the protection of community college personnel, students, property, or interests. Such officers shall have no power to serve and execute civil process." 

They cooperate with all law enforcement agencies and investigate crime reports from members of the College community. Reports not relating to Harper College are referred to the appropriate agency.

Harper College Police Department Mission, Values and Vision.

                                             Chief of Police                                           

John Lawson
jlawson@harpercollege.edu
847.925.6647

Deputy Chief of Police

Kurt Metzger
kmetzger@harpercollege.edu
847.925.6789

Administrative Assistant 

Barbara Tarchala
btarchal@harpercollege.edu

847.925.6905

Emergency Communications & Records Supervisor 

Johnette Van Dien #817
vj12226@harpercollege.edu

847.925.6352

 

       Sworn Personnel                                 Non-Sworn Personnel 

 
Interim Corporal
Myles Greenberg #806
mgreenbe@harpercollege.edu
 
Telecommunicator
Carolyn Bunnell #819
 
Corporal 
Michael Healy #807
mhealy1@harpercollege.edu
 
Telecommunicator
Delaney Johnson #809
 
Officer 
Conan Fender #812
 
Telecommunicator
Michealyn Radtke #820
Officer 
Oscar Galarza #814
 
Community Service Officer
Ismael Mejia #821
 
 
Officer 
Michael Gicla #815
 
Community Service Officer
Yeraldi Morales #824
my27102@harpercollege.edu
Officer 
Melissa Harrah #808
 
 
 
Officer 
Randy Hegland #810
 
Community Service Officer
Patrick Sheahan #802
Officer 
Kristopher Larson #803
 
Community Service Officer
Joseph Sprouse #825
 
 
Officer 
Douglas Rashkow #823
rd27167@harpercollege.edu
 
PT Community Service Officer
Lenard Henderson #805
 
Officer 
Daniel Vargas #811
 
PT Community Service Officer
Vernon Risty #804
 
 
 
 
 

 

Last Updated: 12/31/22