Frequently Asked Questions
We are located in the 395 Wirtz Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115.
Police services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The administrative services are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Yes, NIU police have full arrest powers in Illinois.
Yes, the NIU Department of Police and Public Safety is a full-service police department in the State of Illinois.
Yes, the Huskie Safe Line is a fixed-route transportation service provided to students, faculty, staff and citizens with disabilities to safely transport them around our DeKalb campus and the adjacent community after the Huskie Bus Line stops running.
The NIU Department of Police and Public Safety provides information about crimes that have recently occurred in the community and notify you about emergencies on the campus so that you may take the appropriate precautions. We issue Safety Bulletins using a variety of delivery methods which may include the NIU website, email, social media, and text messaging. Safety Bulletins are available to our current students, employees and family members of students. Learn more about our Safety Bulletins, see current bulletins or sign up for notifications.
The NIU campus is as safe as comparable campus communities. DeKalb is a mid-size city and may be larger than your hometown. It has the same kind of crimes found in cities with a similar population.
The best defense to crime is to stay aware of your surroundings and make safe decisions. Most importantly, if you see something suspicious, say something by calling us at 815-753-1212 or 911 in an emergency. Safety in our community is every citizen’s responsibility, and we rely on our community to help us make NIU and DeKalb a safer place.
Yes, the NIU Department of Police and Public Safety's Telecommunications Center is equipped to receive 911 emergency calls. If you need non-emergency assistance on campus, please call 815-753-1212.
In case of emergency: Call 911
Non-Emergency Phone Number: 815-753-1212