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Public Safety

About Public Safety

Moody Bible Institute Public Safety upholds our commitment to safety, service, and professionalism at all times. Officers actively patrol the campus and surrounding areas using a combination of foot and vehicle patrol. Desk workers oversee access to campus, and dispatchers maintain campus-wide surveillance. Public Safety is committed to providing a 24/7 uniformed presence, emergency response, and courtesy services to the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago community.

Public Safety’s courtesy services include:

  • CPR/First Aid
  • Vehicle unlocks and jumpstarts
  • On-campus security escorts and assistance with directions
  • Room and building unlocks
  • Emergency assistance
  • On-campus video surveillance
  • Fire extinguisher training
  • Assistance with accident and Chicago Police Department reports
  • Response to fire and panic alarms


Officer Certification

Public Safety is staffed by a combination of full-time police officers, full-time non-sworn staff, part-time professional staff, and part-time student employees. All full-time police officers have successfully completed basic police academy and are certified by the state of Illinois.

Moody supplements state certification with additional training requirements for first aid, fire safety, emergency operations procedures, use of force, criminal investigation, and trauma informed sexual assault response. Other professional development spans a variety of disciplines. The majority of our officers also have Crisis Intervention Training that educates them on how to effectively respond to a mental health crisis.

Moody Public Safety works with Residence Life, the dean of students, and Counseling Services to safely to effectively de-escalate mental health crises and other potentially dangerous situations at hand.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Moody Bible Institute’s Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report is required by federal law and contains policy statements, crime statistics and fire-related information for each campus. The report addresses the policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security, including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. 

Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus; in or on off-campus buildings; property owned or controlled by the school; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. 

Students and staff can find the report at this link:


Moody Bible Institute in Chicago

Paper copies of the report may be requested by calling the Office of Public Safety at (312) 329-4357 or through postal mail at:
Office of Public Safety and Security
Moody Bible Institute
820 N. LaSalle Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60610

Moody Theological Seminary in Michigan

Call (734) 207-9581 for more information, or to pick up a copy of the report in person, go to:
Moody Theological Seminary
41550 E Ann Arbor Trail
Plymouth, MI 48170

Moody Aviation in Spokane

Call (509) 535-4051 for more information, or to pick up a copy of the report in person, go to:
Moody Aviation
6719 East Rutter Ave., Bldg. 68
Spokane, WA 99212

The Chicago Police Department CLEARMap

Citizen Law Enforcement Analysis and Reporting web site provides information regarding crimes in the city of Chicago.

To access information visit the CPD Geographic Information System website and complete the following steps:

Step 1 - Scroll to the section at the bottom of the page labeled, "The following Story Map collections contain crime summaries by Chicago Police Beats, Districts, Chicago Community Areas, Census Tract and Wards for the following time frames: Last 30, 90, 180, 270 and 365 Days"

Step 2 - Select "Police Beat Summary" and the date range of your choice to view the summary chart

Step 3 - MBI's Police Beat numbers: 1832 and 1823

Clery Act

Pursuant to the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act" (previously known as the Federal Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) colleges and universities receiving federal funds are required to notify community members who is considered a "campus security authority."

The U.S. Department of Education defines a campus security authority as (1) A campus law enforcement unit; (2) An individual or organization specified in an Institution's statement of campus security policy as the individual or organization that has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, but does not have significant counseling responsibilities. 

The Public Safety Office oversees Campus Security Authority reporting for all campuses.

For more information, contact:
Chief of Public Safety 
820 N LaSalle Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60610


Registered Sex Offenders

The Illinois State Police maintains a database of all registered sex offenders in Illinois that can be accessed on the Illinois Sex Offender Information website. To learn the identity of registered sex offenders on or near the Moody Bible Institute campus, or anywhere in Illinois, visit the Sex Offender Database and search under zip code 60610.

Law Enforcement Agency information, provided by the State of Illinois pursuant to Section 170101(j) of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14071(j) concerning registered sex offenders, may be obtained from Public Safety & Security.

Moody Bible Institute exercises extreme care in evaluating individuals before inviting them to join the Institute in any capacity. Each individual has clearly demonstrated evidence of a changed life. Moody Bible Institute believes in the sufficiency of God’s grace to change lives, and demonstrates this belief throughout our teaching and practice. Moody seeks to regard all employees and students in light of this grace, and encourages others to do the same.