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Student Patrol

The Student Patrol was established in 1980 to act as the “eyes and ears” of the police and to handle routine calls for service. In addition to providing an invaluable service to the university community, the students involved in Student Patrol achieve educational goals by earning money for tuition and gaining valuable work experience.

The Student Patrol program is designed for groups of student employees to conduct a variety of tasks which do not necessitate a police officer. Some of the tasks assigned are building open ups and lockups, walking escorts to and from UIC buildings, stationary post pass desks, and special events. The student employees have no police authority and are instructed to notify an officer if they observe a potentially dangerous situation. UIC students who are interested in this employment should request an application on the second floor of the UIC police station during regular business hours.

We are looking for criminal justice students as well as students on federal work-study. Come to the UIC Police Department and complete an application!

Student Patrol members are deployed on walking patrols to observe and report suspicious or criminal activity to the department. In addition, they are responsible for:

  • locking and unlocking buildings.
  • walking escort of faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
  • ID verification of persons requesting access to campus facilities.
  • administrative support to administrative staff.
  • performing light surveys.
  • assisting Police Advancing Community Engagement (P.A.C.E.) officers at various events.

The Student Patrol serves a very important role in the overall mission of the UIC Police Department. Many former Student Patrol members now serve in the UIC Police and in many other city, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.

To schedule a walking escort from the UIC Student Patrol, please call (312) 996-2830.

Hours of Operation:
6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.

6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.