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K-9 Unit

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The Department of Police and Public Safety’s K-9 Unit is comprised of two canine teams. Each canine team is certified in explosive ordinance detection and most commonly provides security at large campus events. Our K-9 teams also respond to suspicious item calls, bomb threats, and can provide a variety of other services.

All of the canines are certified annually by the North American Police Working Dog Association and live with their handlers. The canines love to interact with the community and play an important role in making the campus and surrounding communities safe. They can often be seen at various times patrolling campus and working at events around the campus area. Many times their noses are put to work hours prior to these events to ensure the safety of our students and community.

Presentations involving the K-9 Unit can be easily arranged by contacting the NIU Department of Police and Public Safety.