The Rock Valley College Police Department (RVCPD) was originally formed as the Department of Public Safety and Assistance on November 17, 1969. RVCPD officers attend the same academy training, possess the same police authority, and are held to the same standards as "police officers in cities and sheriffs in counties, including the power to make arrests on view or on warrants" as stated in 110 ILCS 805/3-42.1.
RVCPD officers attend continual in-service training on various law enforcement related topics to remain current on tactics, laws, court decisions, emergency medical response, and best practices.
The RVCPD also employs civilian staff including an Emergency & Risk Management Coordinator and an Administrative Assistant III.
RVCPD officers patrol RVC properties seven days a week, even when the College is closed during Winter Break.