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The Northern Illinois University Department of Police and Public Safety and the ALICE Training Institute have teamed up to bring ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate) Instructor Training to the NIU Holmes Student Center’s Sandburg Auditorium, 340 Carrol Avenue, DeKalb. The two day instructor course, which runs from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. May...
The Illinois State Police (ISP) announced the results of a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) held during the late evening hours of March 17 and early morning hours of March 18. The detail was conducted on Annie Glidden Road north of Illinois Route 38, DeKalb, by ISP District 2 officers along with officers from DeKalb Police Department and...
Residents and businesses adjacent to the campus of Northern Illinois University are invited to a community conversation about NIU’s draft Smoke-Free NIU policy on Wednesday, March 25. The meeting will run from 4:45-6 p.m. in the Gallery Lounge, main floor of the Holmes Student Center. Per the State of Illinois’ Smoke Free Campus Act, smoking and tobacco use on all...
This St. Patrick’s Day, the Northern Illinois University Police Department will crack down on drunk drivers with an aggressive “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement effort, which looks to give a fair warning to all partygoers: keep the party off the road. When most people think of St. Patrick’s Day, they think about parades...
Photo of the bridge over Watson Creek
Northern Illinois University Police were informed of a “milky” discoloration of water in the creek leading to the East Lagoon at around 12:30 p.m. Thursday. NIU Environmental Health and Safety, NIU Heating Plant personnel and the DeKalb Fire Department collaborated with NIU Police to investigate the incident and found that waste water from a boiler in...
A City of DeKalb police officer grills hot dogs at the Camp Power barbecue.
The NIU Department of Police and Public Safety will be joining forces with the City of DeKalb Police Department for cultural diversity training in law enforcement on March 12-13. The course will train law enforcement officers in the areas of cultural diversity and tolerance, including the following areas of emphasis: Cross-cultural communication skills for law enforcement; Identifying values that represent a tolerant life outlook;...
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Northern Illinois University Police, along with Illinois State Police, will conduct active shooter training at Lincoln Hall on Tuesday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. People can expect to see numerous police vehicles in the Lincoln Hall Service Drive, as well as tactically-geared officers on occasion throughout the day. No live weapons will be used....
The NIU Department of Police and Public Safety just concluded its “Meet the Chief” luncheon series Thursday, February 19, with students at Gilbert Hall. The student-centered initiative began in the fall 2014 semester after Police Chief Tom Phillips participated in the Bold Futures workshops and President Doug Baker’s campus leadership retreat. Phillips says, “I took...
Neptune Hall
When the weather takes a turn for the worst during winter months, students and employees often ask if the university will be open. As a general rule, the university is always open until otherwise notified. The decision to declare an emergency weather suspension of campus operations, including class cancellations, is a data-informed, consultative process involving...
NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips
On behalf of the dedicated public safety professionals of the NIU Department of Police and Public Safety, I am proud to announce the launch of the NIU Community Safety & Emergency Response educational program.  The program can be accessed free via the internet at http://www.learn.niu.edu/niusafety/v2014/index.html. Safety in our community is a shared responsibility.  As part...
The NIU Department of Police and Public Safety is pleased to announce the launch of the NIU Community Safety & Emergency Response educational program in an ongoing effort to improve safety on campus and in the greater DeKalb community. The program can be accessed free via the internet. The user-friendly online learning system is available...
Photo of a tornado
When severe weather strikes, nothing beats an eye on the storm. “Despite all the technology that we have, radar can’t tell if there is a tornado, or what size hail is falling, or if there is flooding,” said Gilbert Sebenste, NIU staff meteorologist. “Having a weather spotter report these things – in real time – can save...
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