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.
To report a crime or suspicious activity, call the Police Department at 217-234-5432 (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:
The Lake Land College Police Department provides service-oriented functions to a college community of more than 8,000 faculty, staff and students. Like any police force, all of the officers in the department have completed a state certified police academy and have full authority to enforce laws set for by the state of Illinois. At least one officer is on duty at all times, even when the college is closed. Officers are trained in crisis management, first aid and CPR, hazardous materials, severe weather and law enforcement response.
We have built a strong tradition of effective crime fighting, traffic management and support for our students, faculty and staff. The college has made significant investments in technology and emergency notification systems to ensure each individual’s safety while on the grounds of Lake Land College.
The Police Department receives all reports of criminal activity occurring on campus. The department is responsible for the reporting and investigation of crimes, traffic accidents and all other matters related to the security of the campus. The department maintains a close and open relationship with the Mattoon Police Department, Coles County Sheriff’s Department and all state and federal law enforcement agencies.
For more information about our Smoke Free Campus, click on the graphic below.
Lake Land College campus will be smoke free per state law effective July 1, 2015
First Offense – $100 fine
Subsequent Offense – $250 fine
If you are looking for an exciting career in the field of criminal justice, you have just taken the first step to making your goal a reality! The criminal justice program at Lake Land College is an intensive two-year course of study, which will prepare you for employment with a criminal justice agency or for transfer to a four-year college or university.
One great aspect about the criminal justice program at Lake Land College is the fact that the instructors are not only well educated but also have professional experience in the fields they are teaching. This gives you, the student, realistic experiences from each instructor in their field of expertise – because they have been in the field they are teaching (policing, corrections, law, etc.) and are not just lecturing from a textbook.
While working toward your Associate degree in criminal justice at Lake Land College, you will experience classroom training, hands-on demonstrations, and presentations from criminal justice professionals in our community. All of these aspects help you achieve your goals of graduation and successful employment after graduation.
The Criminal Justice program at Lake Land College will set the stage for a rewarding career in fields such as policing, corrections, law, crime scene investigation, probation, parole, private security, and many other careers found in the criminal justice system.
We look forward to seeing you in the criminal justice program at Lake Land College!
Concealed Carry courses are now under the direction of the Center for Business & Industry. For information about CCW courses, please contact Bonnie Moore at 217-238-8260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Criminal Justice Program offers two associate’s degrees and two certificates.
Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) in Law Enforcement (Career/Technical degree)
Certificate in Law Enforcement Operations
Certificate in Criminal Justice Leadership
Though all of these courses are offered on the main Lake Land College campus, a variety of CJ classes are also offered at the Effingham Kluthe Center, online, and at other various off campus locations throughout the Lake Land College district, making obtaining your education very affordable and convenient!
Internships can be scheduled by contacting the Criminal Justice Program Coordinator at 217-234-5310. Internships are typically scheduled one semester in advance (e.g., fall internships are scheduled in the spring semester prior).
A variety of internships are available and it is suggested any student wanting to go into a criminal justice field directly after obtaining their Associate’s degree should participate in an internship.
These two cites are focused on the recruitment of criminal justice professionals:
Dr. Dustin Heuerman,
Program Coordinator / Academic Advisor
James Jarrett, J.D.,
Criminal Justice Instructor
Dave Chambers, M.S.,
Criminal Justice Instructor
John Maguire, M.S.,
Criminal Justice Instructor
Office: Kluthe Center
The Criminal Justice Club is a student run organization that meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month in NE101 at 11am. The Criminal Justice Club is a unique opportunity for criminal justice majors and supporters to come together to socialize and participate in activities that are both fun and educational.
Membership in the Criminal Justice Club is not only open to Criminal Justice majors, but all majors throughout campus.
Elections for new officers will be held in the fall. Any club member who is current in their dues will be eligible to run for an office.
Mr. Dustin D. Heuerman email@example.com
Mr. Randy Ervin firstname.lastname@example.org