Students on Patrol (STOP) was created in August 1990 by the Illinois State University Police Department, the Office of Student Life (now Student Affairs), and the Department of Criminal Justice Sciences. After a hiatus from 2001 - 2009, STOP returned. Thanks to this valuable program, we once again can provide volunteer opportunities and criminal justice experience to students, and, most importantly, make campus safer for our community.
All STOP members will serve as a two person patrol team. Should an odd number of members be present, there will be a three person team. No STOP member will ever patrol by themselves.
No. STOP is NOT “party patrol.” The primary purpose of STOP is to help make the ISU campus safer for everyone by reporting criminal acts and providing a visible deterrence for crime.
No. We will not be offering STOP services during the Summer, Fall break , Winter break, or Spring break.
No. Any student that meets the above requirements can join STOP.
No. While STOP members work closely with and under the supervision of the police department, they are not employees.
STOP is currently a volunteer only organization. Recognition is achieved through the Presidents Service Awards, training opportunities, career enhancement, and the satisfaction in knowing that you make a difference.
The hours may vary, but are generally Thursdays through Saturdays consisting of one shift 9:00pm to 1:00am and possibly another shift from 11:00 pm to 3:00 am.
STOP members will be assigned a radio with direct contact to the police department.
It depends on individual faculty members. Applicants are encouraged to discuss volunteer requirements withfaculty prior to enrolling in STOP.
Not at this time, though it may be considered in the future.
STOP advisors are sworn officers selected by the Chief of Police at the ISU Police Department. The advisors are responsible for the selection and background checks of all applicants, creation of policies and procedures, training, and overall supervision of the STOP program.
Complete the online application and submit it to the ISU Police. You will be notified once the application has been approved.