Current NIU Safety Bulletins
NIU Police and Public Safety provides information on crimes that have recently occurred in the campus area so that you may take the appropriate precautions. An NIU Safety Bulletin is issued in accordance with a federal law requiring colleges and universities to disclose information about crime in the vicinity of campus to both aid in the prevention of similar crimes and to assist in the identification of offenders.
NIU Safety Bulletins are based on information that has been reported to Northern Illinois University Police and Public Safety. The reported information may not have been investigated or confirmed at the time the Safety Bulletin was issued. Safety Bulletins will be issued via e-mail and posted to our website when an incident occurs that should be brought to the immediate attention of the University community. Physical descriptions of a suspect, including race, are included in NIU Safety Bulletins only when they provide several details that might help distinguish the suspect's appearance from the general population.
|Incident:||NIU Police Telecommunications Issues|
|Date Occurred:||July 29, 2016|
4:45 p.m., July 29, 2016
NIU Police Department phones and campus emergency call boxes have been restored to full functionality.
3:00 p.m., July 29, 2016
The The NIU campus is currently experiencing a temporary problem with its telecommunications system. The technical difficulties are affecting the NIU Police non-emergency phone number and all campus emergency call boxes. An alternative phone number for non-emergency calls to NIU Police has been established while technicians address the current telecommunications problem.
All emergency calls should continue to be directed to 911.
The non-emergency number for the NIU Police Department is 815-748-4339.
The university community will be notified when the issue with the telephony service and campus call boxes has been reconciled.
|Incident:||Off-Campus Bank Robbery|
|Date Occurred:||July 22, 2016|
|Location:||2707 Sycamore Road, DeKalb|
On Friday, July 22, 2016, at approximately 4:30 p.m., NIU Police received information that a bank robbery occurred at the Fifth Third Bank at 2707 Sycamore Road. Witnesses reported the offender displayed a black handgun and was last seen running west.
The offender is described as a dark skin male, with a bald head, muscular build, 6 foot 2 inches, 220 pounds, carrying a werewolf mask, wearing white-leather work gloves, long-sleeve blue shirt, heavy work style boots, and blue jeans.
Police have established a perimeter around the location and NIU police are on site at the NIU Monsanto location as a precaution.
The DeKalb Police Department continues to investigate the incident. If you have any information related to this incident or if you witness any suspicious activity, please report it immediately to the DeKalb Police Department at (815) 748-8400 or NIU Police and Public Safety at (815) 753-1212. Witnesses may remain anonymous by calling (815) 753-TIPS (8477). In an emergency, please call 911.
If you see suspicious activity, please report it immediately to the police by activating an NIU emergency call box on campus or by calling NIU Police or DeKalb Police when you get to a safe location.
|Safety Tips and Resources::||
Our campus, our community.
The Northern Illinois University campus is a safe one, but a large university campus and its surrounding community will not be crime free. NIU and DeKalb Police and other partner law enforcement agencies work together to prevent crime and to quickly identify and arrest offenders when crime occurs. You, too, play a very important role in keeping our campus and community safe.
Please take a moment to review the Campus Safety resources below to stay informed and keep yourself and others safe on and off campus.
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|About Safety Bulletins:||NIU Safety Bulletins are based on information that has been reported to Northern Illinois University Police and Public Safety. The reported information may not have been investigated or confirmed at the time the Safety Bulletin was issued. Safety Bulletins will be issued via e-mail and posted to our website when an incident occurs that should be brought to the immediate attention of the University community. Physical descriptions of a suspect, including race, are included in NIU Safety Bulletins only when they provide several details that might help distinguish the suspect's appearance from the general population.|
|Incident:||Car Burglary Prevention|
|Date Occurred:||July 15, 2016|
As always, if you see something suspicious, call the police. Don't wait!
|Incident:||Pokemon Go Safety Tips|
|Date Occurred:||July 14, 2016|
With the popularity of Pokemon Go, the NIU Police would like to remind the community of the importance of staying safe while still enjoying this form of entertainment.
As in many communities across the country, the game Pokémon Go has become a popular source of entertainment. Individuals playing the game should always use caution to insure their own safety, as well as the safety of others.
Below are safety tips we urge individuals to keep in mind when playing Pokémon Go: