Northern Star

Phillips to employ ‘hot spot’ policing

Alex Nugent

April 13, 2015

NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips said the police are using several tactics to fight crime, which tends to go up as the weather warms.NIU police are being trained to execute hot spot policing, which includes collecting and analyzing data on crime and deploying officers accordingly, Phillips said. Staff ...

Editorial: Expectations for Phillips

Northern Star Editorial Board

September 17, 2013

A call for change is one thing NIU’s new police chief needs to hear. He says he’s already on it.The point that NIU needs change has been made since before the scandal-plagued departure of former chief Don Grady. It was made before FBI agents invaded the campus and searched through the police depa...