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Police to work on racial sensitivity

By Kierra Frazier | December 1, 2019

DeKALB — Increased training could be coming to the DeKalb and NIU Police Departments this month to teach officers how racial and emotional intelligence can serve the community. Interim Police Chief John Petragallo said there needs to be continuous...

Chandler Farris, wife of event host Bettie Mattison and medical student at University of Illinois Chicago, discusses how sexual assault impacts some of the patients she sees.

Sexual Assault barriers discussed Wednesday

By Lindsey Salvatelli | April 26, 2018

DeKalb | A discussion about some of the barriers women of color face when reporting sexual assault prompted attendees thoughts about how culture could play a role.Graduate student Bettie Mattison hosted the event after coming to the realization not many...

ALICE training offers active shooter training

By Jessie Kern | April 2, 2018

Students and faculty concerned with their safety on campus can request a training program offered by NIU Campus Police.ALICE, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate, is a requestable seminar for students and faculty interested in...

Morgan Brickley, Fraternity and Sorority Live associate director, shows the certificate she received after graduating from the Citizen Police Academy 2017 spring program.

NIU Campus Police train residents

By Lindsey Salvatelli | January 18, 2018

DeKALB — NIU Campus Police is preparing for its citizen police training academy.The 11-week Citizen Police Academy program is free and allows DeKalb residents and the campus community the opportunity to partake in a simulated training exercise to offer...