Concealed Carry Notice
Notice to students, parents and employees of Western Illinois University.
Concealed carry legislation has passed in Illinois and Western Illinois University Board of Trustees has approved a policy regulating the possession of weapons on campus. This policy can be viewed at http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/policies/concealedcarry.php In accordance with this policy, members of the WIU community are prohibited from possessing firearms or weapons on property owned, leased or controlled by WIU, even if that person has a valid federal or state license to possess a weapon. For anyone possessing a Concealed Carry Permit, a firearm may be carried within a vehicle into a parking area if the firearm and its ammunition remain locked out of plain view within the parked vehicle. A firearm may be stored in a case within a locked vehicle or locked container out of plain view within the vehicle in the parking area. The firearm may only be removed for the limited purpose of storing or retrieving the firearm from the trunk of the vehicle. A firearm must first be unloaded before removing it from the vehicle.
If you have any questions, you may contact the Western Illinois University Office of Public Safety at 309-298-1949.
A Safe Campus Benefits Everyone
Western Illinois University's Office of Public Safety provides a safe and secure environment for our campus. We are committed to the prevention of crime; protection of life and property; preservation of the peace; order and safety; enforcement of laws and University policies; quality parking services; and the safeguarding of constitutional guarantees.
With community service as our foundation, we investigate public safety and parking related problems and seek solutions which result in a safe, secure, and as accessible a campus as possible. We attempt to establish such a campus environment by working collaboratively with the community and by treating every individual with respect, fairness and compassion. We strive to maintain public trust and confidence by holding ourselves to the highest level of integrity and professional standard.
Safety and Security is Everyone's Business
We partner with all members of the WIU community to provide a safe environment. Through training, education, and environmental management, we strive to provide a campus that is pleasant, safe, secure, and provides for a high quality of life for all of our members and guests.
Some of our safety programs & strategies include;
- Electronic device registration
- An escort system
- The installation and recent testing of our Emergency Alert System
- Upgrades to our emergency blue light callboxes
- A dedicated group of Team Police stationed in the residence halls
- Crime Victim Assistance & Advocacy
- Maintainance and support/oversight of the non-transport emergency medical service, “Western EMS”
- Student Patrols
- Campus-sponsored prevention programs to educate the community about sexual assault, acquaintance rape and other sex offenses are offered on an ongoing basis throughout the year
Office of Public Safety
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
EMERGENCIES: Dial 911
Parking Services: 309/298-1921
Access Control: 309/298-1940
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