The Lake Land College Police Department is a fully sworn law enforcement agency. Officers are on duty 24/7, and we strive to do whatever we can to provide a safe and secure environment for our students, employees and visitors. Feel free to call us or stop by our office with any questions or concerns you may have.
The Lake Land College Police Department is working with the Criminal Justice Club to expand opportunities for students. Guest speakers have been brought in, and a field trip is being planned to a prison later this spring.
We recently hired a new full time officer, Brett Hall. Officer Hall is currently enrolled at the Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois. He lives in Mattoon with his wife Kassie.
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To report a crime or suspicious activity, call the Police Department at 234-5432 (ext. 5432 from campus phones).
Lake Land College provides parking for students, faculty, staff and visitors on campus free of charge. Parking is permitted in several designated areas or lots on campus to allow for an orderly flow of traffic. All motor vehicles are subject to traffic signs, signals and regulations while on campus. Fines for parking violations are $10.00 if paid within seven days; $20.00 dollars thereafter. The fine for unauthorized parking in a handicapped space is $250.00. Fines may be paid in the accounting office during normal business hours. Failure to pay fines will result in the withholding of records and/or denial of registration for subsequent terms.
Often times, students have difficulty finding a parking space. There is an overflow area at the rear (south side) of the southeast parking lot. With few exceptions there is always parking available in this area. Students, staff and visitors should look for parking in this area before parking illegally in other lots.
Any person who receives a campus citation may file a written request for an appeal in writing with the Police Department. Such requests must be made within two working days. The Chief of Police will conduct a hearing with the violator and the officer. The Chief's decision will be final. State citations are handled through the Coles County courts.
Vehicles that will be towed at the owner's expense include:
Vehicles parked on sidewalks or crosswalks
Repeated violations of unauthorized parking in handicapped parking spaces
Vehicles which have accumulated in excess of three unpaid campus citations
Any vehicle determined to be abandoned
Vehicles parked in such a way as to impede the normal traffic flow, both vehicular and pedestrian