KC approves police agency on campus

KC approves police agency on campus

CENTRALIA — The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees on Monday night authorized the establishment of a KC Police Agency on campus.

The college’s officers will work in conjunction with the college’s current security staff, and be required to successfully complete a training course and be certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

All persons appointed to the new department will be required to take an oath promising to faithfully and without discrimination or favoritism between persons, uphold the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, the State of Illinois and the County of Clinton and to further promise in exercising his/her duties the Officer will remain faithful to the Mission and Core Values of Kaskaskia College.

In preparation of the College’s police force, the board held its first reading of a change to the College’s Possession of Weapons policy to authorize officers of the College’s Department of Public Safety to possess a weapon on campus who possess current law enforcement officer status through a law enforcement agency recognized by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.