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About NIU Police and Public Safety


NIU’s Department of Police and Public Safety provides service and protection to the university campus and community. Our police officers have powers of arrest in the State of Illinois and are certified emergency medical technicians. Police operations include proactive patrol, crime prevention, criminal investigation, evidence collection, paramedic services, traffic management and training. Our Administrative Services Section include our Telecommunications, Security Guard, Access Control, and Police Records units.

Collaboration is an important part of our jobs. We work with other organizations on and off campus. For example, our officers attend meetings in sorority houses, fraternity houses and residence halls. We provide dozens of safety education programs and services to help students, faculty and staff, visitors and members of the surrounding communities. We work closely with the DeKalb Police Department and other law enforcement agencies to proactively reduce crime and address quality of life issues in our community.

 Whether responding to a call, teaching a self-defense class or helping a stranded motorist, we treat all citizens with dignity and respect. To learn more about what we can do for you, check out the different sections of our website or give us a call at 815-753-1212.

Contact Us

In case of emergency: Call 911

Non-Emergency Phone Number: 815-753-1212

Email: niupd@niu.edu