Community Safety Education

The NIU Department of Police and Public Safety is happy to offer education and services to the community.

Police Ride-along Program

Are you interested in experiencing what it is like to be a police officer? The NIU Police Department offers a ride-along to the public to see firsthand what being a police officer is really like.

Safety Tips

Learn how you can create a safe environment and protect yourself and others with these helpful tips.


College students enroll in our eight-week internship and gain valuable experience to prepare for a career in law enforcement.

First Aid and CPR

We certify community members in first aid and CPR through the American Heart Association. This is especially helpful to NIU students going into the medical field.

Police Community Relations

PCRs are informational programs offered to the public by the NIU Department of Police and Public Safety on a variety of topics.

A.L.I.C.E. Violent Intruder Training

The NIU Department of Police and Public Safety proactively teaches the A.L.I.C.E. concepts to mentally prepare our community for attacks by a violent intruder. These training seminars instill self-defense skills and confidence in participants.

Contact Us

In case of emergency: Call 911

Non-Emergency Phone Number: 815-753-1212


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