Aurora University employs its own uniformed Campus Public Safety officers, LEADS certified dispatchers and student workers to meet the safety and security needs of the university.
Members of the Campus Public Safety Department patrol Aurora University facilities and properties. Officers conduct patrol of academic buildings, parking lots, athletics facilities and residence halls. Several of the officers employed by Campus Public Safety are certified police officers in the State of Illinois who have the power of arrest and the ability to detain individuals when policy violations are suspected, or when life or property are in danger.
At Aurora University, the safety and well being of the students, faculty and staff are paramount. A number of people are involved in this effort, but a truly safe campus can only be achieved with the help and cooperation of the entire Aurora University campus community.
911 Cell Phone BankAurora University Campus Public Safety is a member of the 911 Cell Phone Bank. This means you can drop off your old cellular telephone at the Campus Public Safety Department and it will be sent to the 911 Cell Phone Bank. All information stored in the cell phone is erased by the Cell Phone Bank.
The cell phone will be programmed to dial 911 only. The phones are given to individuals needing an emergency cell phone, such as senior citizens that live alone, domestic abuse victims, school crossing guards and many others. If you are in need of an emergency cell phone capable of dialing 911 only, contact Campus Public Safety. More information regarding the program can be found on cellphonebank.org.
If you are in the vicinity of one of the ten Code Blue emergency call boxes located on campus you may activate it by pushing the red button on the call box. The call will go directly to Campus Public Safety Dispatch.
Lost and FoundIf you have lost an item on campus, you can report it to Campus Public Safety. The information will be recorded and you will be contacted if the item is turned in. If you have found an item on campus, please bring it to our office. We will keep it in a locked facility until the owner collects it or we will retain it for up to six months.
Safe HavenThe Campus Public Safety Department of Aurora University is a Safe Haven. In Illinois, a parent who cannot care for their newborn, of up to 30 days old, can legally hand the unharmed newborn to personnel at any hospital, staffed fire or police station or emergency care facility and walk away, no questions asked. If you wish, you can fill out forms to provide medical information about the newborn to assist healthcare providers take care of the baby, however this is not mandatory. Aurora University Campus Public Safety will make arrangements to transport the infant to the nearest hospital so medical personnel can conduct a physical examination of the newborn infant and provide any needed medical care. The hospital is deemed to have temporary protective custody of the newborn infant until discharged to an adoption agency.
This law was written to provide a safe alternative to abandonment for Illinois parents who feel they cannot cope with a newborn baby. It offers safe havens for newborns, and is:
- Private – you may remain anonymous if you choose
- Legal – you will not be breaking any laws
- Safe – your baby will be given medical care and placed in a good home
- Supportive – you will be offered medical care and counseling
Additional information can be found at saveabandonedbabies.org or by calling 1-888-510-2229.