Student Life

Campus Police

Welcome to Benedictine University. The Benedictine University Police Department is committed to providing a high quality of service and shall maintain the highest standards of personal integrity and ethics.

I hope your time here at Benedictine University is safe and productive. The Benedictine University Police Department is here to assist you and protect the students, faculty/staff and guests of the University.

I wish you luck in your educational endeavors and hope to see you at graduation.


Emergency Response and Recovery Plan (PDF)

Annual Security Report - Clery Act (PDF)

Annual Fire Safety Report (PDF)

Notification Policy for Missing Students Who Reside On-Campus

Counseling and Student Assistance

Residence Life - Safety Brochure

Weather Notifications


For immediate medical, fire, or police emergencies, dial 911.


To request Campus Police services (217) 306-8031:

  • protection of persons and property
  • traffic/parking control and enforcement
  • vehicle accident reports (on campus property)
  • fire/hazard inspection
  • severe weather warning
  • monitor fire and security alarms
  • lock and unlock of classrooms/offices
  • criminal investigations
  • highly visible patrol in vehicles and on foot
  • safety education and awareness programs
  • escorts service anywhere on campus
  • motorist assistance (lock-outs and jump starts)

Emergency “blue light” stations are located at the 6th Street & Keys Avenue parking lot and in the center of the Dockson Plaza residence hall. You may report emergencies or request non-emergency Campus Police services, by speaking directly to an officer.

Campus Police

Ron Boris, Chief


Call 911 for all life-threatening emergencies

Silent Witness

You may see a crime on campus or want to report a misdeed, but don't want to be involved or wish to remain anonymous. Here's your chance!

Be civically responsible and report: Crimes, Misdeeds, Parking Complaints, Traffic Complaints, Other issues, or Comments / Suggestions.

Anonymous Report