Welcome To The Department of Public Safety

A message from the Director of Public Safety, Chief of Policeā€¦

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, founded in 1869, is the flagship institution of the Southern Illinois University System. The University is rich in tradition and an exciting place conducive to learning and innovation. The Department of Public Safety is a full-service law enforcement agency geared to support the University. Department police officers, parking officers, telecommunicators, and administrative staff are focused on providing for the safety and security of the thousands of students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus. Department personnel are committed to developing partnerships, problem solving, and providing exemplary service to the community.

This web-site is intended as a resource for all. Please take advantage of the services that we provide. On behalf of the members of the agency, thank you for visiting. --Benjamin Newman

Latest Information


The NEW All-Hazards training, A Shared Responsibility, can now be accessed at http://ahert.siu.edu/.