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The Holmes Student Center (HSC) is pleased to announce the re-purposing of the former TCF Bank office on the Ground Level to be utilized by the NIU Police Department as a new substation, effective on Monday, March 20. The substation will be staffed regularly by officers who can aide students while planning social events on...
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...
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...
The Department of Police and Public Safety is warning the campus community about an increasingly common employment/business opportunity scam. Employment and business opportunity schemes have surfaced wherein illegitimate, occasionally foreign-based companies, are recruiting citizens in the United States on several employment search websites for work-at-home employment opportunities. This is typically done through the student’s NIU...
According to the Annual Safety and Security Report released today by NIU, arrests and referrals related to drugs and alcohol dropped significantly in calendar year 2015, and crime in all other categories remained low. Universities across the country are required to publish the report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy...
The Department of Police and Public Safety will host NIU Safety Awareness Day, a safety resource fair from 7 to 9 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 3, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom at the Holmes Student Center. The NIU Police Department is committed to protecting and serving our campus and the greater DeKalb community. With the...
The Department of Police and Public Safety is warning students about an increasingly common bank fraud scam involving the use of debit cards “We are currently engaged in numerous ongoing investigations involving fraudulent bank activity,” said NIU Police Chief Thomas Phillips. “Local agencies are working in conjunction with federal entities to investigate and prosecute these cases.”...
Truth: Stuff happens no matter where you live. What’s different about NIU and your hometown, however, is that we’re going to tell you about these incidents as quickly as possible. Safety bulletins from NIU proactively inform you about crimes that recently occurred on or near campus so you can take the appropriate precautions. They also...
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...
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...
Each year, Illinois gets hit with more than 60 tornadoes, on average, and ranks in the Top 10 for the most tornadoes of any state in the nation. The odds of one or more tornadoes hitting a portion of DeKalb County is at least one in three every year. Our area also encounters 60 mph...
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