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The superior safety tools available through the NIU SAFE App mean that the familiar “Blue Light” call boxes will soon be disappearing from campus. “Today, the best emergency call box you can have, is the cell phone in your hand, with the NIU Safe App on it,” said NIU Acting Chief of Police Darren Mitchell....
The NIU Department of Police and Public Safety is building on its longtime commitment to diversity by signing on to the 30 x 30 Pledge, an effort by law enforcement agencies across the nation to increase the number of sworn female police officers in their ranks to 30%. By signing the pledge, the department commits...
John Newquist, an occupational safety and health instructor with NIU Continuing and Professional Education (CPE), wants people to know that amputations happen all too regularly due to workplace injuries, but they don’t have to. “The machine guarding standards from OSHA have been out for about fifty years, but we’re still seeing probably 5,000 amputations a...
Purchasing a car seat can be costly, but the safety of little ones when they are in traveling in the car is priceless. Overall safety is the NIU Police Department and Public Safety’s top priority and that’s especially true of the community’s littlest passengers. Through a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation, the police...
How can you stay safe? As winter comes to an end, spring will soon be upon us. This means that severe weather is right around the corner. March is National Severe Weather Preparedness Month, and now is the time to start planning for unpredictable weather. Don’t wait until the forecast to get ready, because it...
The NIU Police Department joined with the Illinois National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and chiefs from the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in a historic pledge to bridge the gap between law enforcement and community members. In October 2018, members of the NIU Police Department pledged to adopt the...
Looking to buy or sell something online, but nervous about meeting up with a stranger? Arrange to meet in the lobby of the NIU Police and Public Safety dispatch center at 395 Wirtz Drive on the DeKalb campus. Due to the increase in popularity of online sales, NIU police are making online sales safer for...
The Huskie Safe Line, which provides fast, free transportation across campus and to nearby neighborhoods and businesses, has been revamped to provide better service to students. “We realized that parking restrictions implemented as part of the city of DeKalb’s Safe Streets initiative were going to create some new challenges, so we spoke with members of...
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