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What are standard protocols for police officers during traffic stops? How do evidence technicians process a crime scene? What’s it like to be incarcerated at the DeKalb County Jail? Those who participate in the Northern Illinois University Department of Police and Public Safety (NIU PD) Citizens Police Academy will learn the answers to these questions...
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...
NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips
In an effort to protect and serve the Huskie community, members of the NIU Police Department are taking part in a groundbreaking education program that will help them identify and respond to citizens who are experiencing mental health crises or showing signs of substance abuse. “It is important for all of our first responders to...
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...
Members of NIU’s Department of Police and Public Safety work behind the scenes to ensure that Huskie safety is at the forefront. This month, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel are being saluted as part of the 17th annual Collegiate EMS Week, which began Monday and runs through Nov. 15. Sponsored by the National Collegiate Emergency...
Photo of a glass of alcohol, car keys and handcuffs
This Halloween, the NIU Department of Police and Public Safety is cracking down on impaired drivers with an aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort that gives fair warning to all party goers: keep the party off the road. “Driving while alcohol or drug impaired is deadly, it is illegal and it will...
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...
Photo of a police badge for a detective
On Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, NIU police received information about an inflammatory posting on social media that was suspected to be against NIU students. The social media post contained a screen shot of threatening language that was circulated through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. NIU Police conducted an investigation that revealed the social media posting was...
NIU police cars
To the university community: I am certain that all members of the NIU community share my frustration and anger over the incident that took place at an off campus party in the early morning hours of Sunday. The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our foremost concern. We are committed to doing whatever...
Huskie Safe Line
It’s safe to say it’s even easier to get around campus this fall thanks to the Huskie Safe Line. Students asked, and NIU answered with some enhancements to the free NIU shuttle ride service that operates from 11 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. after the HuskieLine bus services end for the evening. “We made the changes...
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