Safe Walk

NIU Safe Walk is a service provided by the Huskie Patrol so you can get to your destination safely. The Huskie Patrol is made up of trusted NIU students who accompany you while you walk on campus. They are trained by our police department and equipped with radios to communicate directly with the NIU Police. The Huskie Patrol walks around campus reporting any suspicious activity to the NIU Police.

Safe walk is available from 11:30 p.m. until 3 a.m. every night. To request a safe walk please call 815-753-1212.

Virtual Safety Options

The NIU Safe app has several features to help you stay safe while walking:

  • The Mobile Blue Light feature instantly shares your location with NIU police.
  • The Virtual Walkhome feature allows a police dispatcher to track your location as you walk to a specific location.
  • The Friend Walk feature allows a friend to track you until you reach your destination.

NIU Safe on Apple App Store

NIU Safe on Google Play Store

NIU Safe app screen

Contact Us

In case of emergency: Call 911

Non-Emergency Phone Number: 815-753-1212


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