Campus Police

At John Wood Community College, the safety and security of our campus community is our primary concern.  The Campus Police Department is committed to providing the highest level of campus law enforcement services available. Our officers and employees are highly trained and dedicated individuals whose personal mission is to make sure your experience at JWCC is not only memorable and successful, but also safe and free from fear for your personal safety.

Campus Police Department

John Wood Community College
1301 South 48th Street
Room B044
Quincy, Illinois 62305

Officer on Duty: 217.641.4949
Office: 217.641.4291

  • Bill LaTour – Chief of Police
  • Hollie Perry – Adm. Asst. to Chief of Police
  • Sam Tedrow – Campus Police Sergeant
  • Bud McDonald – Campus Police Officer
  • Doug McQuern – Campus Police Officer
  • Jeff Grott – Campus Police Officer

Smoke Free Campus

Pursuant to the Smoke Free Campus Act, smoking is prohibited on all college property. Exceptions are privately-owned vehicles traveling through or parked on campus. Violators may be cited.

Board of Trustees Policy 211

The BIT is a multidisciplinary team that meets regularly to serve five major functions for the College:

  1. Provide consultation and support to employees in assisting students who display concerning or disruptive behaviors
  2. Gather information to assess situations involving students who display concerning or disruptive behaviors
  3. Recommend appropriate intervention strategies or disciplinary sanctions
  4. Connect students with needed campus and community resources, and
  5. Monitor ongoing behavior of students who have displayed disruptive or concerning behavior.

The overall goal of the BIT is to promote a safe college environment for all students and employees focused on student learning and student development.

By encouraging all members of the campus community to report behaviors that are concerning, the BIT will be able to reach out to students to intervene, provide support, and connect them with resources that can assist them.

As such, the BIT asks that the campus community report concerning, “red flag” behaviors. A “red flag” behavior is a questionable, suspicious, or inappropriate behavior that may be presented through a student’s appearance, spoken or written words, or specific actions.

Submit a BIT report (anonymous)

Silent Witness is a program designed to allow confidential reporting of incidents or suspected criminal activity. Campus Police will follow up and investigate all Information submitted using this program.

For crimes in progress, please call Campus Police at 217.641.4949 or dial 911.

Submit a Silent Witness form (anonymous).

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act

A written copy of this report is available by contacting the
Campus Police Department at 217.641.4290

John Wood Community College and the Campus Police Department are committed to providing the highest level of quality campus law enforcement services to the JWCC campus community.

JWCC and the Campus Police Department recognize the extreme value in the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and have developed these procedures to maintain compliance.

The Campus Police Department prepares, publishes, and distributes to all current JWCC students and employees, and to any applicant for enrollment or employment, via the Campus Police Department web site and, upon request in writing, the Annual Security Report.  The report contains information respective to the Campus Police Department policies and procedures, and campus crime statistics.

The Campus Police Department takes several steps to ensure that required crime statistics are compiled accurately and completely for the most recent calendar year as well as the three preceding calendar years. The Chief of Police is primarily responsible for compiling the annual crime statistics report.

The Chief communicates, at least annually, with Records Office personnel from the local law enforcement agencies who have concurrent jurisdiction with JWCC and the JWCC Vice President for Student Services, to collect required crime statistics data.

The Chief sends an annual campus-wide email notice asking for all JWCC employees, who are considered campus security authority, to report any information on campus crime statistics that were reported to them during the year.

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Emergency notification and SMS (texting) service.