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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...
Truth: Stuff happens no matter where you live. What’s different about NIU and your hometown, however, is that we’re going to tell you about these incidents as quickly as possible. Safety bulletins from NIU proactively inform you about crimes that recently occurred on or near campus so you can take the appropriate precautions. They also...
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...
An early shot of the tornado near Franklin Grove, Ill. Photo courtesy Walker Ashley, NIU Deparment of Geography
On the early evening of April 9, 2015, a large, violent tornado moved across portions of Lee, Ogle, DeKalb and McHenry counties, with winds as high as 195 mph. DeKalb County’s small community of Fairdale sustained a direct hit from the twister, which killed two and injured dozens of others. Unfortunately, the odds of some...
NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips
I get excited every year during Homecoming week about the great opportunities to highlight Northern Illinois University and our fantastic social activities that lead up to Huskie football’s annual Homecoming game on Saturday. Homecoming is probably the quintessential campus event that draws so many NIU alumni, students, faculty, staff, family and friends to our community....
NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips
Northern Illinois University has released its 2015-16 Annual Campus Safety and Security Report. The report includes information regarding campus security procedures, personal and fire safety data, crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime data for the last three years. Every post-secondary institution in the country is required to file the report annually by Oct. 1...
buzzed driving is drunk driving: designate a sober driver
NIU police want students to know that it’s not OK to drive “buzzed.” Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration paint a grim picture of the effect drunk driving has on America. NHTSA reports there were 10,076 fatalities involving drunk driving in 2013, accounting for 31 percent of the total motor vehicle traffic deaths...
Huskie Safe Line
The Northern Illinois University Department of Police and Public Safety has revamped the way it transports students during the late night hours. The new Huskie Safe Line, which replaces the former Late Night Ride Service, offers shuttle ride service during late night hours after the Huskie Bus Line stops running. The free service is available...
Late Night Ride
The Student Association (SA) Senate and the Department of Police and Public Safety encourage everyone to take a survey in regard to the service of Late Night Ride (LRN). The SA and NIU police have been working to improve how the system is run, and would like to hear from you to accurately represent people’s...
Campus snowball fun – Winter 2013
With the winter storm season here again, Northern Illinois University provides the following recommendations to heed during extreme winter weather conditions. Stay indoors if possible Residents should have a battery operated radio, extra blankets, and a three-day supply of essentials such as water, non-perishable foods, first-aid supplies, medication, pet supplies and batteries. Prepare a list of...
Doug Baker
Greetings from Chicago! This morning I was in the city giving a radio interview to Craig Dellimore for his Sunday public affairs program, “At Issue,” on WBBM-AM 780. On Thursday, I appeared live on WGN-AM 720 as part of Steve Cochran’s mini-series about higher education. Among the many topics I discussed with both was the...
Homecoming 2013
As NIU celebrates Homecoming week, student safety is a top priority for the campus and DeKalb communities. One of the ways the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management promotes student safety is by recruiting volunteers to patrol areas of Greek Row, various areas on campus (including residence halls and Lincoln Highway) and Rec parties...
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