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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...
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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...
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
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...
More than 100 law enforcement and fire personnel representing Northern Illinois University, local, state and federal agencies participated in a Friday morning drill which simulated multiple improvised explosive devices going off in the NIU Convocation Center. Police, fire and emergency medical first responders and investigators—as well as NIU senior administrators—participated in the training simulation that...
NIU Police will join with DeKalb and Illinois State Police in conducting roving patrols and roadside safety checks to focus on impaired drivers as part of an Independence Day weekend traffic enforcement effort focusing on drunk and unbuckled drivers. Police are advising drivers to wear their seatbelts, keep their eyes on the road and drive the...
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