College of DuPage Police Department

  • Agency: College of DuPage Police Department
  • Address: 425 Fawell Blvd, Room 1040, Glen Ellyn, 60137 IL
  • Chief:
Phone: 630-942-2000
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College of DuPage Police Department is located at 425 Fawell Blvd, Room 1040, Glen Ellyn, 60137 IL. The College of DuPage Police Department phone number is 630-942-2000.

College of DuPage Police Department News

Are you prepared!? You will be after attending one of our upcoming Active Violence Preparedness classes! Upcoming class dates and times: Monday, 11/23/15, 9AM-10AM BIC 2502 Monday, 12/7/15, 1PM-2PM BIC 1636 Contact the TLC to register, today!

A big day for our Department.

Coming to a classroom near you! #ActiveViolencePreparednessPhaseII

Sounds familiar!

Important information for you - Please take a minute to familiarize yourself with the five phases of "Active Violence". You may very well be in a position to preempt a tragedy like the one that occurred in Oregon today. 1.) Fantasy Stage During this stage the shooter has daydreams of the shooting. He fantasizes about the news coverage. He idolizes other shooters. He might draw pictures of the event and make Web postings. Would-be Active Shooters in the Fantasy Stage will often discuss their desires with friends and foes alike. If news of these fantasies are shared with you, believe them and pass them on to law enforcement. If police can intervene prior to the suspect acting on their fantasy there may never be a head line. 2.) Planning Stage In this stage the suspect is deciding on the "who, what, when, where and how" of his day of infamy. He will put his plans down in writing. He will quite often discuss these plans with others and sometimes seek out an accomplice. He will plan the time and location to insure the most victims, or in some cases to target specific victims. He will determine the weapons he will need and where he will get them. He will decide how to travel to the target area and how to dress to conceal his weapons without arousing suspicion. If the police are tipped, during this stage, once again intervention can be made prior to people dying and families crying. 3.) Preparation Stage During this stage the suspect may be obtaining gun powder for his improvised explosive devices. He might break into grandfather’s house to steal some weapons and ammunition for the event. He might stock pile or pre-position weapons and explosives for the assault. Active Shooters have been known to call friends and tell them not to go to school or work on the scheduled day of the attack in an effort to keep them out of the line of fire. If one of these friends calls the police about their concerns, this citizen intervention may prevent multiple funerals. 4.) Approach Stage This is a very dangerous stage. The suspect has made his plans and decided to act. He will be walking, driving, or riding toward his intended target, armed with his tools of death. Contact with the soon-to-be active shooter could come in the form of a traffic stop, a citizen call, or a stop and frisk. A thorough investigation can still lead to an arrest of the suspect before he brings down a multitude of victims in a needless shooting or bombing. 5.) Implementation Stage Once the shooter opens fire, immediate action needs to be taken. The Active Shooter will continue to kill until he runs out of victims or ammunition, or is stopped. This suspect is unique, because he is fully dedicated to going for the “top score,” which is measured in kills. The sooner an on or off-duty officer, or citizen intervenes with an effective, efficient act of courage, the less casualties there will be. In past incidents, active shooters have been thwarted by police officers, security guards school teachers and students. One principal recently died successfully stopping an active shooter in a Wisconsin school. There is a risk in doing something, but the greatest risk lies in doing nothing.

Here are the dates for upcoming Active Violence Preparedness sessions, offered by the College of DuPage Police Department: Monday 10/5/2015 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Wednesday 10/14/2015 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Thursday 10/22/2015 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sign up through the TLC, today!

Are you prepared? You will be after you watch this short video! Follow this link to a recent Active Violence Preparedness course offered by the College of DuPage Police Department. Additional courses will be offered in the upcoming months, through the TLC. http://www.cod.edu/multimedia/video/avdrill.html

It was a brutal week for our brothers and sisters in blue. Please keep their families in your thoughts and prayers.

Don't forget, the College of DuPage Police Department is staffed 24/7. You can find the College of DuPage Police Department in both the Student Resource Center (SRC 2100) and in the Homeland Security Education Center (HEC 1040). You can reach us at 630 942-2000.

Wow! It's been a while... On behalf of the College of DuPage Police Department, welcome back! We hope you have an enjoyable, productive, successful and safe semester!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the MIT Police Department and everyone in the Boston area.

College of DuPage will be closed until 7 AM tomorrow morning due to heavy rains. Stay home and stay dry!

The College of Dupage will be closed today until 12:00 PM due to heavy rains.

On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 8:00 AM, the College of DuPage Police will be holding an Active Violence Drill. During the drill we are asking that all faculty and staff lead a 5-minute discussion on response options in the event of campus violence. If you have questions regarding the drill, please contact the Police Department at (630) 942-2000. Thank you!

College of DuPage has cancelled all classes, beginning at 6:00 PM. Enjoy your half, snow day! Drive safely!