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

Communications Supervisor 

Johnette Van Dien
vj12226@harpercollege.edu

847.925.6352

 

       Sworn Personnel                                 Non-Sworn Personnel 

 
Corporal
Stephan Liggio #802
sliggio@harpercollege.edu 
 
CSO/TC
Delaney Johnson #823
 
Corporal 
Michael Healy #804
mhealy1@harpercollege.edu
 
CSO/TC 
Alec Mcguinnes #824
 
Officer 
Myles Greenberg #810
mgreenbe@harpercollege.edu
 
 
CSO/TC
Wojiech Siepierski #821
Officer 
Stu Schmidt #808
 
CSO/TC
Patrick Sheahan #825
 
 
Officer 
Oscar Galarza #811
 
 
CSO/TC
Reyna Cortes #820
 
Officer 
Kristopher Larson #815
 
 
CSO/TC
Jim Kuzyk
 
 
 
Officer 
Conan Fender #805
 
 
 
Officer 
Daniel Vargas #809
 
 
PT CSO
Lenard Henderson #831
 
 
Officer 
Melissa Harrah #807
 
PT CSO 
Vernon Risty #830
 
Officer 
Randy Hegland #806
 
 
PT CSO
Elizabeth Caballero #834
 
 
Officer 
Michael Gicla #816
 
 
PT CSO 
Anthony Rivota #832
 

 

Last Updated: 10/19/21