January 29th, 2018

The Public Safety Department was created to support the university’s educational goals by advocating a secure environment in which to explore diverse social, cultural and academic ideas and to pursue knowledge. In addition to discharging its specific duties and responsibilities, the Public Safety Department maintains a continuous and harmonious relationship with other law enforcement agencies and community leaders.

Developing a safe and secure environment in an academic institution is a partnership. Within the IIT community, the Public Safety Department is assigned the primary responsibility of identifying those programs, methods, and tactics necessary to assist the entire university community in achieving a safe and secure environment. In order to maintain such an environment, the Public Safety Department encourages every member of the community to learn and demonstrate personal security habits at all times and to immediately report crimes or suspicious activity.

Through a cooperative relationship with local law enforcement, IIT has effectively contributed toward a community-wide effort to fight criminal activity. The end result is a safe and secure environment in which to live, work and study throughout all IIT campuses.

Art Martinez
Director of Public Safety