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About Us

Public Safety Officer


Position Summary

Lake Forest College seeks a full-time Public Safety Officer whose duties include, but are not limited to, responding to calls for assistance including emergency and crisis situations; providing support during special events; vehicle and foot patrols of the campus; enforcement of college policy; knowledge of and limited enforcement of state laws and local ordinances on campus; enforcement of parking regulations; proper completion of incident documentation; and other duties as assigned by a Commander, Assistant Director, or Director.

Since the Department of Public Safety operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year, weekend and holiday availability is required and scheduled.  While the successful applicant will be primarily assigned to the night shift, all Public Safety Officers must be available and willing to work other hours as assigned. This position is scheduled for 40 hours per week with benefits.

Position Requirements

High School diploma or GED and minimum of two years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Previous related security/law enforcement experience is preferred. Previous experience in campus public safety strongly preferred. Sound judgment and excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are a must.  Basic computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook is necessary. Must have a valid US Driver’s license and excellent driving record. Will have extensive periods of walking, standing, and sitting.  Will have to work outdoors in every type of weather condition regardless of severity.

Please send a resume, cover letter and the names of three references to Caron Sutton at Sutton@lakeforest.edu.


Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from members of historically underrepresented groups.