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309-794-7711 (Emergency Calls)

309-794-7000 (Non-Emergency Calls)

See the 2016 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes crime statistics.

Contact Public Safety

Any member of the Augustana community is welcome to contact Public Safety to express concerns, opinions, or suggestions related to issues of safety or security on the campus. The following people are available to assist you:

Tom Phillis, Chief of Public Safety/Police, 309-794-7279. He is responsible for all areas relating to public safety. A.C.E.S. and Medical Driver programs, and the Student Public Safety Corps.

Mark Beckwith, Deputy Chief of Public Safety/Police, 309-794-7428. He is responsible for all areas relating to public safety, and is designated as campus emergency planning director.

Incident reports

Date Posted: Nov. 22, 2017
Date Reported: Nov. 21, 2017
Date Occurred: Nov. 19-2121, 2017
Time Occurred: Unknown
Location: 700-800 block of 34th Street (near Bostad House)

Description: Augustana College Police/Public Safety received a report of 2 or 3 vehicles parked near Bostad House being entered sometime over the weekend.

One owner reported the contents of the glove box being emptied and $65 being taken from the center console of their unlocked car. Contents of the glove box were emptied but nothing was reported missing from a second vehicle.

A third vehicle may have been entered. Nothing was reported missing from this vehicle.

Action Taken: Rock Island Police were notified and are investigating the report. A suspect has not been identified at this time. No further information is available at this time.


Date Posted: October 26, 2017
Date Reported: October 26, 2017
Date Occurred: Between October 25 & 26, 2017
Time Occurred: Between 4:30 pm on October 25 and 10:30 am on October 26, 2017
Location: Lower Quad

Description: Overnight T-shirts on display in the Lower Quad were lit on fire.

Action Taken: This incident has been reported to Augustana College Public Safety & Police. Suspect(s) are unknown at this time.

No further information is available at this time.

Individuals who have information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact Augustana College Public Safety & Police by calling 309-794-7711 or filing a report online at www.augustana.edu/reporting.


Date Posted: October 23, 2017
Date Reported: October 23, 2017
Date Occurred: October 21, 2017
Time Occurred: early hours of the morning
Location: off campus house, in close proximity to the campus

Description: A female student reported being sexually assaulted at an off campus house in close proximity to campus during the early hours of Saturday, October 21, 2017.

Action Taken: This incident has been reported to the College’s Title IX Team. A suspect has not been identified at this time. No further information is available at this time.


Date Posted: October 20, 2017
Date Reported: October 20, 2017
Date Occurred: October 20, 2017
Time Occurred: approximately 3:30 a.m. 
Location: Parking Lot K (near Westerlin Hall)

Description: Augustana College Police/Public Safety received a report of 3 vehicles sustaining broken windows while parked in Parking Lot K (near Westerlin Hall). An empty wallet was taken from one vehicle and a Nike backpack containing notebooks was taken from another. Nothing was reported as missing from the third vehicle.

Action Taken: Rock Island Police were notified and are investigating the report. A suspect has not been identified at this time. No further information is available at this time.


Date Posted: September 19, 2017
Date Reported: September 19, 2017
Date Occurred: Between September 18 & September 19, 2017
Time Occurred: Between 11:00 pm on September 18 & 5:00 am on September 19, 2017
Location: Noble House Parking Lot (812 34th Street)

Description: Augustana College Police/Public Safety received a report of a vehicle’s back passenger side window shattered with a rock. Taken from the vehicle was a Patagonia backpack containing a MacBook laptop and textbooks. The vehicle was reported to have been locked. No further damage to the vehicle was reported.

Action Taken: Rock Island Police were notified and are investigating the report. A suspect has not been identified at this time. No further information is available at this time.


Date Posted: September 6, 2017
Date Reported: September 5, 2017
Date Occurred: Between September 4 & September 5, 2017
Time Occurred: Between 11:00 p.m. on September 4 & 3:30 p.m. on September 5, 2017
Location: Parking Lot J (near Anderson/Bartholomew TLAs)

Description: Augustana College Police/Public Safety received a report of money missing from a car parked in Parking Lot J near Anderson/Bartholomew. No visible signs of forced entry were noted. The student believes they may have left their car unlocked overnight.

Action Taken: Rock Island Police were notified and are investigating the report. A suspect has not been identified at this time. No further information is available at this time.