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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.

Spring 2018

Incident: Community Awareness Bulletin: Road Closure/Police Activity
Date Occurred: February 22, 2018
Location: 1st St. and Fisk Ave.

UPDATE: 2/22/18, 3:54 p.m.

The situation on Fisk Avenue is all clear. Roadways have reopened. Police activity concluded.


Please avoid the area of 1st St. and Fisk Ave. for police activity. All traffic has been stopped on 1st between Sycamore Rd. and Augusta Ave.

Incident: Community Awareness Bulletin: Catalytic Converter Thefts
Date Occurred: January 31, 2018
Location: On and around NIU campus

There has been an increase in reports of catalytic converters being stolen from cars parked on and near-campus. If you have any information related to these incidents, please contact the NIU Police Department at 815-753-1212. To protect your vehicle, the NIU Police Department suggests that you park in busy, well-lit areas.

As always, if you see something suspicious, call the police. Don’t wait!

Archived Safety Bulletins