NIU to hold disaster response exercise


DeKalb Police

By Northern Star staff

Streets on the west side of campus near the Convocation Center will be closed Friday for a disaster response exercise by local and federal agencies.

Stadium Drive W. to Convocation Center Drive and Stadium Drive N. to Presidents Blvd. will be closed from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. while more than 250 personnel participate in an improvised explosive device training activity. The exercise will begin at 8 a.m. and will include DeKalb and Sycamore police, the Illinois State Police and the FBI, among other agencies.

NIU will activate a mock emergency operation center and test the campus emergency notification system during the drill. Contact the NIU Police Department at 815-753-1212 for more information.