We work hard to stay up to date with the latest training in our field. Each year we attend up to 88 specialized training and continuing education courses. The majority of these trainings have been sponsored by the Northern Illinois Training Advisory Board and accredited by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. Some of the topics that our sworn law enforcement officers and full-time civilian personnel are trained on include:
- Abused/neglected child mandated reporting
- Autism awareness
- Clery Act compliance
- Cultural diversity
- Emergency management
- Emergency medical dispatch
- Emergency Medical Tech
- Police records management
- Renewed hazmat awareness
- Specialized crime scene processing
- Technical security
- Title IX
- Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
We work with community partners to provide the best possible police service. Annually, the NIU Police Department invites a representative from Safe Passage and the DeKalb County State Attorney’s Office to speak to each shift about various topics including domestic violence and Illinois law updates.
As spring approaches, NIU meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste conducts Weather Spotter training for all NIU Police Department personnel.
We offer classes to make our community better prepared to deal with real world emergencies.
- We teach medical classes which include First Aid, Health Care Provider CPR, and Lay Rescuer CPR in four hour seminars. Upon completion the participants will receive a certificate from the American Heart Association.
- We explain common sense strategies to prepare for armed intruders. This three-hour seminar utilizes the principles of Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evade (ALICE).
- We instruct women’s self-defense courses to our community members. This Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) seminar totals 12 hours.
Learn more about how you can join our upcoming community safety education events.
In case of emergency: Call 911
Non-Emergency Phone Number: 815-753-1212