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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...
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...
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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....
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...
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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...
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...
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...
Hosted by the DeKalb and Northern Illinois University police departments and organized by New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Joe Mitchell, the inagural unity walk brought together city, university and community members in an effort to strengthen the community while building civility and respect. Participants marched from the NIU School of Nursing building east on Ridge Drive, turning...
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...
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