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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...
Tom Phillips
The NIU Department of Police and Public Safety (NIU PD) has published the 2017 NIU Emergency Response Guide. The guide — designed for students, faculty, staff and visitors — provides basic information and recommended responses to a wide array of potential emergencies. “It’s general enough that anyone who picks it up can quickly implement a...
A rash of “creepy clown” sightings in communities across the nation, including on several college campuses, has prompted NIU Police to issue a simple message: Don’t do it. The internet-fueled phenomenon has included an incident at the University of Illinois Chicago on Tuesday, when a student in clown garb (who said his actions were “performance...
ContactBridge App
The university’s newly-upgraded emergency notification system offers a new method for receiving campus safety bulletins: a mobile app. This option is available to students and employees and provides an additional channel through which crime and safety-related information can be shared with the campus community. Only users with an NIU login ID and password can enable...
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...
John Ithal
John Ithal, who brings more than two decades of experience in law enforcement with the North Aurora Police Department, has been named NIU’s director of Clery Compliance. Ithal, who holds a bachelor’s degree from Aurora University and a master’s degree from Lewis University, is the first to hold the newly created position. He reports to NIU...
NIU Police badge
In recognition of Women’s History Month, the NIU Department of Police and Public Safety will host its second annual “Women of the Shield: Honoring Women in Law Enforcement” brunch. This year’s theme is “Her-Story – Rising Through The Ranks.” Deputy Chief Gloria Graham of the Northwestern University Police Department will give the keynote address as...
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
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....
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