Safety & Security

The Office of Safety and Security is devoted to keeping our campuses and students safe throughout their tenure at Ƶ


The Mission of the Safety and Security Department at Ƶ is to protect university property and provide a safe and secure working/learning environment for faculty, staff, administration, students and visitors in a timely, effective and professional manner.


Campus Safety and Security, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Security officers are stationed at the Welcome Center Security Booth along the driveway entering either campus, and also on patrol throughout campus and the clinics. Campus Security is responsible for enforcing campus policies/procedures, crime prevention, parking control, emergency management and serving as a liaison with local law enforcement and first responders. Questions regarding Campus Security may be answered through the following location and telephone numbers during regular business hours:

Downers Grove Campus Welcome Center: 630-515-7111

Glendale Campus Welcome Center: 623-572-3201

As a private institution, Ƶ has created certain policies and procedures to ensure the rights and safety of its community. Policies, procedures, and regulations outlining, among other things, visitation and use of University property and facilities have been established. Campus visitors must check in with security personnel before visiting campus facilities.

Procedures For Reporting an Emergency or Crime on Campus

Any student who is involved in or witnesses an emergency situation or has been the victim of a threat or crime, including sexual assault or other potentially threatening situations, should contact Campus Security immediately (Downers Grove, dial 7111; Glendale, dial 3201). If Campus Security is contacted in an emergency, they will notify the police and the Dean of Students. The Manager of Residence Life will also be notified if emergencies occur in the evening and on weekends or occur within campus housing. All information is kept strictly confidential. 

Clery Report

The Clery Report provides crime statistics for both Ƶ campuses.

Ƶ's Clery Report

Fire & Safety

Some important topics that are included in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report are as follows: 

  • Crime Reporting 
  • Emergency Response Plan 
  • Timely Warning 
  • Notification of Missing Students 
  • Campus Crime Statistics 
  • Annual Fire Safety Report 

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report


Hard copies of any report may also be obtained from the campus office of Safety and Security. 

  • Downers Grove campus: Director of Security, 630-515-7217 
  • Glendale campus: Director of Security, 623-572-3270
  • Clery Compliance Coordinator: 623-572-3270

AED Courtesy Phone Map - IL 

AED Courtesy Phone Map - AZ

Important Information

Since Ƶ is a self contained campus and private property, University Safety & Security Officers enforce traffic laws to protect the campus community, reduce risk of vehicle crashes, raise safety for pedestrians and maintain an orderly traffic flow in and around campus.

Speeding and Stop Signs

Speed limit on campus is 15 MPH, in the garage is 5 MPH. You must STOP at all Stop signs. You will receive a ticket for breaking these traffic regulations.

Parking Rules and Regulations

Designated parking areas have been established on campus for use by students, faculty, staff and visitors. All students, faculty, staff and visitors of the campus are asked to abide by the following rules and regulations as established by the Department of Safety & Security.

Parking Areas

All vehicles must be parked on pavement between the yellow parking lines. Parking on campus roadways, sidewalks or in parking lot traffic lanes is not permitted. Students are not allowed to park in the restricted or reserved parking spaces or in restricted and reserved faculty/staff parking Slots. Blue emergency call boxes are located throughout the campus and may be activated by pushing the red button to summon help.

Overnight Parking

Overnight parking is permitted, If you must leave your vehicle on campus overnight, notify the Department of Safety & Security at (630) 515- 7111. Fill out proper forms and leave a spare key in case of emergencies.

Handicapped Parking

All handicapped parking requires a displayed window permit or License plates. There is a fine of $250.00 for illegal parking in handicapped areas issued by Downers Grove Police Department.


Motorcycles should have a MWU parking permit sticker if they are on campus.

All Vehicles

  • All vehicles on campus must have an MWU issued sticker displayed in the lower left hand corner of the front windshield. When you register your vehicles, you must have proof of insurance for the vehicle / vehicles you are registering and a valid driver's license.
  • When entering campus, you must use your MWU ID to access the campus.
  • Your ID badge must be worn and visible at all time while on campus.
  • Parking on campus will be strictly enforced!
  • All Staff/ Faculty/ Students cars must have a MWU sticker to avoid a ticket.

DO NOT PARK in the following parking spaces at any time (24/7):

  • University Administration lot
  • Safety & Security and Maintenance Slots 
  • Faculty & Staff reserved parking is in the Garage, 1st fl. Southside and some spaces on the north road east of Haspel/Hambrick 
  • There are two 30 minute reserved slots in front of The Commons is reserved for making short visits (picking up mail, stopping in the bookstore, etc.) The 30 minute slots will also be strictly enforced.

Accidents If you are involved in a vehicle accident on campus, notify the Department of Safety & Security immediately to complete an accident report. All accidents that result in personal injury, death or damages exceeding $500 must be reported to the State of Illinois. All reports of personal injury of students, faculty, staff and visitors should be directed to the Department of Safety & Security for appropriate treatment and/or assistance.

Violations and Fines

Ƶ has established a schedule of fines and penalties for violations of traffic and parking regulations on the MWU campus. Vehicles parked illegally will be ticketed. Students, a hold will be placed on academic records if citation is not paid within five days of date of citation issue. Staff/ Faculty, disciplinary action sheet will be forward to Human Resources if citation is not paid within five days of date of citation issue. Citation must be paid or cancelled to clear hold.

Payment of Fines

Student's traffic fines may be paid in person or online. Cash, Credit cards and Checks are accepted. Checks should be made payable to: Ƶ. Student's pay fines at Student Financial Services 1st floor Haspel/Hambrick Hall Suite 102.

Staff/Faculty pay fines at the Security office in Redwood 105A/B. Cash and checks ONLY.


Traffic/Parking offenses for which a person is cited may be appealed to the Director of Campus Safety and Security. Citations issued to students, staff/ faculty by Campus Safety & Security for alleged traffic/parking violations may be appealed by submitting an appeal form, properly filled out, to the Safety & Security main offices on the campus, Redwood Hall 105A or 105B for review. Appeal forms are available on campus in the Student Services Office, Campus Safety and Security main offices, and the Welcome Center (front gate). All appeals must be submitted in writing and received by the office of the Director of Safety & Campus Security within 10 working days of the date of the offense. 

Appeals received after ten days will not be considered. Appeals will be reviewed and a decision will be made by the Director of Safety and Security to grant or deny. Students, staff/faculty will be notified of the results of the appeal using the University email system. The decision of the Director concerning the status of a traffic/parking charge may be appealed to the Dean for Student in the same manner as the initial appeal. If the appeal is rejected, student records will be placed on hold until the fine is paid. Staff/Faculty will pay their fine or receive a disciplinary action through Human Resources.

Ƶ Safety and Security Staff
Ƶ Safety and Security Personnel on Downers Grove Campus consist of MWU Security Officers. MWU Safety and Security is augmented by Contract Security Personnel. Members of the MWU Safety and Security are always here to assist you.

Day Shift (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

  • Eldridge Taylor, Shift Supervisor 630-515-7270
  • Samuel Slough, Senior Officer 630-515-7111
  • Tom Duffy, Officer 630-515-7111
  • Mike Rivera, Officer 630-515-7111

Afternoon Shift (3:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.)

  • Jose Ibarra, Shift Supervisor 630-515-7231
  • Mike Kimpler, Officer 630-515-7111
  • Dennis Tate, Officer 630-515-7111
  • Richard Mueller, Officer 630-515-7111
  • Yahia Koli, Officer 630-515-7111

Night Shift (11:30 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.)

  • Daryl Gutierrez, Shift Supervisor 630-515-6250
  • Mike Graham, Lead Officer 630-515-7111
  • Lori Moctezuma-Zayas, Officer 630-515-7111
  • Gary Cervenka, Officer 630-515-7111
  • Pat Meola, Officer 630-515-7111

Multispecialty Clinic

  • George Cochran, Clinic Supervisor 630-743-4744
  • Dan Flemming, Senior Officer 630-743-4968
  • David Scroggins, Officer 630-743-4968
  • Shawn Hartnett, Lead Officer 630-743-4999
  • Scott Youchison, Officer 630-743-4968
  • Joel Nayder, Officer 630-743-4968

    Management Team
  • Paul Creekmore, Director 630-515-7217
  • Carlos Sanchez, Assistant Director 630-515-7402

Ƶ Safety and Security Staff
Ƶ Safety and Security Personnel on the Glendale Campus consist of MWU Security Officers. MWU Safety and Security is augmented by Contract Security Personnel. Members of the MWU Safety and Security are always here to assist you.

Day Shift (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

  • Chris Decker, Shift Supervisor 623-572-3201
  • John Tiffee, Officer 623-572-3201
  • Eric Welch, Officer 623-572-3201
  • Nate Chavez, Officer 623-572-3201
  • Ali Altimeemy, Officer 623-572-3201
  • Pete Horan, Officer 623-572-3201
  • Charlotte Oren, Officer 623-572-3201
  • Frank Maisano, Officer 623-572-3201
  • Bryan Guerrero. Officer 623-572-3201
  • Darin Pasquale, Officer 623-572-3201
  • Daryl Donat, Officer 623-572-3201
  • Rory Pavoggi, Officer 623-572-3201

Afternoon Shift (3:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.)

  • Alex Unruh, Shift Supervisor 623-572-3201
  • Amado Moya, Officer 623-572-3201
  • Casey Lutz, Officer 623-572-3201
  • Joshua Hansen, Officer 623-572-3201
  • Brandon Porter, Officer 623-572-3201
  • Christian Armijo, Officer 623-572-3201
  • Orlando Gray, Officer 623-572-3201
  • Sergio Andrade, Offier 623-572-3201

Night Shift (11:30 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.)

  • Chris Koontz, Shift Supervisor 623-572-3201
  • Christine Valentyn, Officer 623-572-3201
  • Nick Gaydos, Officer 623-572-3201
  • Saul Quinones, Officer 623-572-3201
  • Jaime Martinez, Officer 623-572-3201
  • Darin Pasquale, Officer 623-572-3201
  • Charles Siemens, Officer 623-572-3201
  • Johnny Lott, Officer 623-572-3201
  • Matt Perez, Officer 623-572-3201
  • Joe Napolini, Officer 623-572-3201

Management Team

  • Dan Weis, Director 623-572-3270