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Attendees listen as Trevada Redmond, of DeKalb, asks police leadership how they plan to hold themselves and their officers accountable.

Police chief promises daily updates on arrest statistics at community meeting

By Noah Thornburgh | September 5, 2019

At a community meeting Wednesday night, DeKalb Police Chief John Petragallo agreed to post a daily breakdown of arrests by race and economic status to the department’s social media, following a demand by a resident.DeKalb community members filled New...

Nicklas a model for NIU admin

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 3, 2014

Administrators should aim to have qualities similar to Bill Nicklas, former vice president of Operations and Community Relations: commitment to the student body and support for the community.Nicklas went above and beyond what was expected for an administrator...

Bill Nicklas

Nicklas named VP of public safety and community relations

By Jessi Haish | March 22, 2013

Bill Nicklas was appointed to the position of vice president for public safety and community relations by the University Board of Trustees Thursday. This position has not officially existed before. Nicklas was named acting director of public safety in...

Clay Campbell DeKalb County States Attorney (right) speaks in Stevenson South Towers October 24, 2012 at a meeting of the NIU College Republicans. Campbell addressed current university issues including transparency with the coffee fund and crime on campus.

DeKalb County state’s attorney addressed coffee fund, public safety Wednesday

By Cierria McPerryman | October 24, 2012

Clay Campbell, DeKalb County state’s attorney, visited the NIU College Republicans to talk about the coffee fund allegations and campus safety. Campbell said he came to NIU to use his ideals, like civic responsibility, to make an impact on people affected...

Campus blotter for 10/20/11

By Northern Star staff | October 19, 2011

The following was taken from the University Police. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The University Police Department provides police reports on the Web at Saturday At 1:43 a.m.,...

Public safety must be the main concern when discussing gun laws

By Logan Short | January 26, 2011

The story of Jared Loughner reminded me of Steven Kazmierczak. After reports came out that the man charged with the Tucson shooting had been kicked out of Pima Community College until he could provide documents from a mental health specialist indicating...

Police give campus safety tips

By Daniel Martynowicz | August 24, 2010

Safety on a college campus is paramount to ensuring a healthy learning environment for students. With the fall semester in full swing and the campus once again buzzing with activity, DeKalb Police Lt. Gary Spangler gives several tips to stay safe for...