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As the semester kicks off, NIU police are asking Huskies to form safe habits as they reacclimate to campus life. “It takes a community to police the community, not just the police,” said Deputy Chief Jason John. “And our officers are part of that community.” The Department of Police and Public Safety has partnered with...
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...
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...
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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...
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A hand-written note with hateful language and biblical citations was found over the weekend by a member of the Building Services staff in the Holmes Student Center. NIU police assessed that the campus was not in imminent danger, but out of an abundance of caution, increased security patrols on campus. Police investigated this matter fully...
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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...
Joe Lovelace wondered what it was like to be a police officer. Now he knows. Lovelace, director of Students’ Legal Assistance at NIU, was one of more than a dozen members selected to be part of the Citizens Police Academy pilot program, which kicked off Jan. 27 at the NIU Police Department. “The program is...
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...
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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...
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...
Dathan Jackson
Many people work behind the scenes to ensure that Huskie safety is at the forefront. That includes member of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Implementation Committee and the Violence Against Women Task Force. Since NIU’s consent policy was officially adopted, only “yes means yes” when it comes to initiating sexual encounters. Here’s more about...
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