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Eastern Illinois University Police Department
7th & Grant
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-5416 - parking
(217) 581-3213 -office
(217) 581-3212 -dispatch

Email: police@eiu.edu



Eastern Illinois University Police

The Eastern Illinois University Police Department, located at the corner of 7th and Grant, provides service and protection to the campus community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The 15 person force of armed and commissioned police officers have full arrest power and are graduates of the Illinois Police Training Institute. All are trained in emergency response procedures, first aid, and firearms proficiency, and are provided continuing training opportunities to upgrade their skills. 

 The Department enforces state laws and University regulations. All criminal incidents are investigated. The University Police Department maintains a cooperative relationship with the Illinois State Police, the Coles County Sheriff's Department, and the Charleston Police Department. The University Police Department is a member of the East Central Illinois Drug Task Force, which is comprised of 7 law enforcement agencies responsible for street level investigations.  The department receives its dispatching and Emergency 911 service from CECOM.

R.A.D. Rape Aggression Defense


The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. We provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth, and is the key to our free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates.

Please take the time to talk to our R.A.D. Instructors. Fill out a card of interest in person or print one online so that we can let you know when we will be conducting the next class. Please contact us with any questions you may have concerning R.A.D. at (217) 581-3213.

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  • In Compliance with the Federal Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-542).

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Patch Requests

To obtain an Eastern Illinois University Police patch you must be an active or retired law enforcement officer approved by Chief of Police of requesting department.  Your request must be made in writing on your department letterhead with contact information, include a copy of your department identification, a department patch for trade and a self-addressed and postage paid envelope addressed back to your department.  We will only mail to addresses within the USA.  We reserve the right to conduct any background checks.  Limit is 1 patch per agency.  

For additional questions or information, please contact:  Ofc. Stephen Szigethy 217-581-3213.


Eastern Illinois University Police Dept.

Attn: Ofc. Stephen Szigethy

600 Lincoln Ave

Charleston, IL 61920


Sec. 32-5.1. False Personation of a Peace Officer.

(720 ILCS 5/32-5.1)

A person who knowingly and falsely represents himself or herself to be a peace officer commits a Class 4 felony. (Source: P.A. 94-730, eff. 4-17-06.)