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Category: Safety
A new umbrella safety policy approved earlier this year will touch virtually every NIU department and spur creation of function-specific sub-policies across campus. A joint effort by the divisions of Research and Innovation Partnerships and Administration and Finance, the NIU Health and Safety Policy serves as an overarching guide for development of college and department-level...
Chief Thomas Phillips has a game plan. As the leader of NIU’s Department of Police and Public Safety, Phillips strives to ensure that his team is ready to protect and serve NIU students, employees and community members in DeKalb. “Training our officers is a key part of what we do,” Chief Phillips said. “We are...
For 25 years as a police officer at Northern Illinois University, Bob Phifer protected hundreds of thousands of people, most of whom never knew that he was a pioneer. When Phifer, now 72, joined the force in 1968, he became the first black police officer in DeKalb County. To honor him for his service, and...
Disasters don’t plan ahead. YOU CAN. The NIU Department of Police and Public Safety encourages the campus community to participate in National Preparedness Month, a program by the Department of Homeland Security designed to promote preparedness in times of disaster. The program runs annually throughout the month of September and aims to educate individuals and...
Local residents, including NIU students, can now receive free, non-emergency help and referral for a wide range of services via the county’s new 2-1-1 program. Students can dial 2-1-1 from any phone (including cell phones) and be connected with a trained operator who will connect them with any of a number of different social services. ...
National Council for Home Safety and Security named NIU to its list of the 2017 Top 100 Safest Colleges in America At Northern Illinois University, community safety is our top priority. That’s why we we’re extremely proud to be included in the top 100 rankings of the Safest Colleges in America 2017 report. The National Council...
The Holmes Student Center (HSC) is pleased to announce the re-purposing of the former TCF Bank office on the Ground Level to be utilized by the NIU Police Department as a new substation, effective on Monday, March 20. The substation will be staffed regularly by officers who can aide students while planning social events on...
CollegeChoice.net has named Northern Illinois University to its list of the 50 Safest Large Colleges and Universities in America. “With self-defense classes, late night transportation services, 24/7 patrol and a police department that staffs over 50 officers who are medically trained and have advanced law enforcement experience, safety at Northern Illinois University is a constant...
The Department of Police and Public Safety is warning the campus community about an increasingly common employment/business opportunity scam. Employment and business opportunity schemes have surfaced wherein illegitimate, occasionally foreign-based companies, are recruiting citizens in the United States on several employment search websites for work-at-home employment opportunities. This is typically done through the student’s NIU...
Emergency Alert System
A new tool to support emergency notifications is being added to faculty and staff workstations this summer. As recommended by the NIU Department of Police and Public Safety, the university’s Information Technology Steering Committee approved a requirement that this software be installed on all NIU-owned desktops and laptops by Friday, Aug. 12. This requirement is...
The NIU Police Department received a bullet/stab-proof vest July 11 thanks to Julie Castile and her family and their generous donation to Vesting America’s Police K-9’s. The vest was donated to Explosive Odor Detection (EOD) K-9 Miley and her handler, Officer EB Slouka. K-9 Miley, a 6-year-old Belgium Malinois, began working with Officer Slouka and...
Logo of the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Foundation
In an emergency, seconds count. That’s why it’s important that NIU’s Department of Police and Public Safety is close. The National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Foundation recently recognized NIU’s police department with the EMS Ready Campus distinction for “embracing the challenges of EMS operations outside of traditional patient care activities.” “We are the only...
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