Eastern Illinois University Police Department

  • Agency: Eastern Illinois University Police Department
  • Address: 600 Lincoln Ave, Charleston, 61920 IL
  • Chief:
Phone: (217) 581-3213

Eastern Illinois University Police Department is located at 600 Lincoln Ave, Charleston, 61920 IL. The Eastern Illinois University Police Department phone number is (217) 581-3213.

Eastern Illinois University Police Department News

Veterans Day is observed every year on November 11th to preserve the important date the armistice was signed ending World War I. Veterans Day is also just one of many days to thank veterans for their love of this country, sacrifices, and great patriotism. Thank you to the veterans serving in our police department, veteran students attending EIU, veteran faculty/staff, and all the veterans who have served and currently serving in our country’s military!

Happy Halloween EIU!! 👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃🐾🐾 The Charleston community will be celebrating Halloween between the hours of 5:30pm-8:00pm tonight!! Remember to always be aware of your surroundings when driving. Maintain a safe speed limit when traveling through neighborhoods! Most importantly watch out for zombies, ghosts, princesses, and any other monsters crossing the streets and galloping on the sidewalks!! As always stay safe and have a fun Halloween night!!

CSA: Campus Service Announcement!!! 🚴🏻‍♀️🚴🏼‍♀️🚴🏽‍♀️🚴🏾‍♀️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏼‍♂️🚴🏽‍♂️🚴🏾‍♂️ The bicycles locked in the bike rack directly North of the Andrews Hall entrance need to be relocated before the beginning of next week. Construction is taking place in that area and the bike racks will be removed! FRIENDLY TIP: if you are keeping a bicycle on campus be sure to always secure the bicycle to a designated bike rack with a cable lock! Also be sure to register your bicycle for FREE at the parking office in case of misplaced/stolen property that can be returned to the correct owner!

Spread the word to our EIU students who live off campus! 🐾🐾

Retired EIU police officer Arthur Mitchell recently passed away. Arthur Mitchell attended Eastern Illinois University and served on the University Police Department as the Crime Prevention Officer till his retirement in 2008. Arthur Mitchell also served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. Thank you for your service to this country and EIU’s campus.

!!!SCAM ALERT!!! The Eastern Illinois University Police Department has been made aware of a recent internet scam involving fraudulent checks and ITunes cards. Please be aware of what information you are providing companies and the requests they are demanding when they send checks. These companies are offering a job by sending a fraudulent check to the individual and requesting they purchase ITunes cards and provide them with the codes to each card. Victims of a scam are encouraged to file a police report with their local law enforcement agency. Below is an example email students have received stating they have been chosen from a school database for a part-time job, this is not true. Stay vigilante and protect your personal information. Attached is a link from the Better Business Bureau with information regarding internet scam involving fraudulent checks. Please inform yourselves. Any suspicious activities via internet/phone requesting sensitive information in exchange for money please contact your local law enforcement agency with any concerns. https://www.bbb.org/en/us/article/news-releases/18367-dont-cash-that-check-better-business-bureau-study-shows-how-fake-check-scams-bait-consumers

Welcome future Panthers! We hope everyone enjoyed their visit on campus today!! #FuturePanthers #EIU #EIUOpenHouse

On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was. Today is the day not only to wear pink, but to also be aware of the nationwide FEMA emergency test! !!!! THIS IS ONLY A TEST !!!!

Angela McQueen and members of the Mattoon Green & Gold community service group stopped by today to thank the police officers for their support of the Mattoon High School. Thank you for recognizing first responders and thank you for the treats!

Officers from the EIU Police Department visited a Child Development class in Buzzard Hall today! Officer Stewart and Officer Beals spoke with the kiddos and showed them around the squad cars! 🚓🚔🚓

Thank you to the kiddos who stopped by the police department yesterday to show law enforcement support on 9/11! We all appreciate it very much!! 😊🍪🍫

Please help UPD welcome our two newest officers! Congratulations Officer Shores (left) and Officer De Buhr (right) for graduating from the police academy! The department and campus community is excited to have you as part of the team!

CAMPUS PARKING INFORMATION: GET THE WORD OUT & SHARE!!! The parking office is located within the University Police Department at the corner of 7th St. and Grant Ave. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm. The parking office is encouraging everyone to Go Green by purchasing parking permits and paying parking citations online using the following link listed: https://eiuparking.t2hosted.com/Account/Portal Photo ID/Panther Card is required to pick up passes at the office! Staff Parking has already began to be monitored for staff parking passes. Student Parking will begin to be monitored August 27th for student parking passes. Below is the up-to-date and detailed map of campus parking. Please be aware of all signs located in parking lots to ensure you are following correct permit requirments! As always drive safe and buckle up!

Welcome new and returning panthers to campus for Fall 2018 semester! The Eastern Illinois University Police Department is a 24/7 365 day fully functioning police department. Our department is located at the corner of 7th St. and Grant Ave. Follow EIU PD’s Facebook page for safety tips, campus activities, and other various tips on how to excel on campus this semester! Visit our Police Department website for more information. We wish everyone a safe and fun fall semester! https://www.eiu.edu/police/

The Eastern Illinois University Police Department would like to congratulate Lieutenant Jeff Endsley in his retirement! Lt. Endsley has served the community for 29 years; 9 years at the Coles County Sheriffs Office and the last 20 years at EIU as well as serving 11 years in the Eastern Central Illinois Drug Task Force. Thank you for your tremendous service to the community! Lt. Endsley and his mustache will be greatly missed by everyone! Good luck with your future endeavors!

Our two newest officers are training hard and have hit their 8 week milestone! These pictures depict a portion of their training; keep up the good work officers!

Join the University Police Department and the community at the Charleston VFW today, Sunday June 24th, in showing support for our Honorary Police Officer Tristan!

Chief Martin accepted a plaque on behalf of the efforts from the Eastern Illinois University Police Department at the Mattoon High School September 20th, 2017. Thank you for recognizing first responders and all those who were involved that ensured everyone’s safety. https://jg-tc.com/news/local/mhs-shooting-responders-commended-service-day-in-the-works/article_e595b0e6-0244-59ef-a837-7f1ae0d7c10b.html

Good work Sergeant Williams!

Our thoughts and prayers are with THPD and the family of our fallen brother.

Eastern Illinois University Police Department had the privilege of swearing in a honorary police officer today. Officer Tristan (badge #007) is currently undergoing treatment for Luekimia and has expressed his dream of becoming a police officer when he’s older. Sergeant Williams wanted to honor Tristan’s bravery by showing him what it is like to be part of the thin blue line family! Congratulations Officer Tristan, we are all excited to have you as a part of our department! Thank you to Coles County Sheriffs Office, Charleston Police Department, Mattoon Police Department, Oakland Police Department, and the Charleston Fire Department for showing support to Officer Tristan!

Thank you to all the telecommunicators at Coles-Moultrie County 911 CECOM! Public safety services would not be able to function without your voices and skill sets assisting police, fire, and EMS. Your hard work does not go unnoticed! #NationalPublicSafetyTelecommunicatorsWeek