Lincoln Land Community College utilizes an emergency notification system called LLCC ALERT to inform current students and employees in the case of an emergency, as well as severe weather and other closures. LLCC ALERT employs the RAVE system used successfully by colleges and universities nationwide. Current students and employees are automatically enrolled, and can manage how to receive emergency notifications or edit contact information by logging in LLCC ALERT with LLCC username and password.
LLCC also sends out emergency and weather closing information through the following methods:
Reporting a Crime
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to report all suspicious activities and/or persons observed on campus. Calls should be made promptly to improve officer ability to apprehend suspects and/or prevent potential crimes. Timely reporting is often the main factor in solving a crime. If you have witnessed a crime on campus or have information concerning a crime on campus, please contact the Police Department.
Emergency phone number: 217-786-2222, 911, or 62222 (campus phone)
Non-emergency phone number: 217-786-2278 or 62278 (campus phone)
When Calling the Police Department:
Please stay on the line until the dispatcher disconnects the call. The LLCC dispatch operators are trained to obtain the most accurate and complete information possible.
The dispatcher will need specific information from you such as:
- What type of incident is it?
- Where is it occurring?
- Description of subjects involved?
The identity of any caller is always confidential; however, reporting parties should leave a phone number where they may be reached should further follow-up be needed.
If you observe a crime off-campus, you should contact the Springfield Police at 217-788-8311, the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Department at 217-753-6880, or 911 in emergencies. If outside of Springfield, please contact Illinois State Police at 217-625-2131 or Sangamon County Sheriff’s Department.
Emergency Call Boxes
Emergency call boxes are located in front of Cass Gymnasium, on the outside of Sangamon Hall near the quad area, between Logan Hall and Montgomery Hall, between the Millennium Center and the Trutter Center, and in front of the Workforce Careers Center.
The emergency call boxes were placed in these locations to enable individuals to contact police officers during emergencies. Non-emergency use is prohibited.
To access the Police Department from an emergency call box, press the red button on the front of the box and speak into the integrated receiver. During regular business hours the line will ring through to the switchboard operator on the emergency line of the Police Department, and the operator will dispatch one or more officers to the specified location. During hours when the college is closed, the emergency call boxes ring straight through to the radio of the officer on duty.
Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Act of 2000 requires colleges and universities to inform students and employees how to learn the identity of registered sex offenders on campus. This law contains the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, which became effective on October 23, 2002.
Sex offender information is compiled by the Illinois State Police. The State Police maintain a website that allows you to search their sex offender database online. To learn the identity of registered sex offenders on or near campus, or anywhere in Illinois, visit the Sex Offender Database. Once there, you can search by city, county, or zip code.
Here is some useful information for conducting your search:
- Lincoln Land Community College is located in Sangamon County.
- The college Zip Code is 62703
The LLCC Police Department maintains a log of all individuals designated as “registered sex offenders” who are either current students or employees of any of Lincoln Land Community College’s campuses. Campus community members may access this log at the campus police department during normal business hours.
Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act
Effective January 1, 2012, changes to the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act went into effect that require registered sex offenders who are either enrolled in class or are employed by an institution of higher education to complete an Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act/Institutions of Higher Education Employment/Student Information form (ISP 5-695) with the agency of jurisdiction in which they reside (Police or Sheriff’s Department that serves their home residence), the agency of jurisdiction in which they are attending an institution of higher education (Springfield Police Department), and with the Public Safety Director/Police Chief at the institution of higher education that they are attending and/or employed (Lincoln Land Community College Police Department). Sex offenders who fail to properly register their status as a student or employee at an institution of higher education are in violation of the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act and face arrest for a Class 3 Felony. They also face disciplinary actions that may include suspension or termination of student or employee status. Sex offenders with questions about this registration requirement should call the LLCC Police Department at 217-786-2278.
Lastly, the act amends the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) to clarify that nothing in the Act may be construed to prohibit an educational institution from disclosing information provided to the institution concerning registered sex offenders; and requires the Secretary of Education to take appropriate steps to notify educational institutions that disclosure of this information is permitted.