Benedictine University Police draws its authority from the Illinois Private College Campus Police Act, which establishes authority for Private Colleges and Universities to create a police department.
Members of the campus police department shall have the powers of municipal peace officers and county sheriffs, including the power to make arrests under the circumstances prescribed in Section 107-2 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963, as amended, for violations of state statutes, municipal or county ordinances. Campus Police Officers also have authority and jurisdiction to enforce traffic laws on roadways contiguous to the University or College. The members of such campus police department shall be persons who have successfully completed the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Training Course offered at a police training school established under the Illinois Police Training Act
Village of Lisle Ordinance Violations. Benedictine University Police have authority to enforce Village of Lisle Ordinance within the Village of Lisle. This is a form of enforcement which requires a court appearance and fine, but no jail time. All ordinance violations are heard at Field Court in Downers Grove, Illinois.
Criminal Charges filed by Benedictine University Police area are heard in the DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton, Illinois. Failure to appear for designated court dates will result in a Criminal Failure to Appear warrant being issued and or the revocation of bond.
In cases of violations of state statute, village ordinance or University policy, Benedictine University Police have two options. Benedictine University Police may in addition to and in lieu of criminal charges, refer violators to the Benedictine Code of Conduct. If referred to the Benedictine Code of Conduct, violator must comply with Notices to Appear to the Dean of Students. Failure to comply with the Dean of Students could result in strict academic sanctions and/or the pursuit of criminal charges.