Northeastern Illinois University Police Department

Northeastern Illinois University Police Department NEIU Police Department strives to be the leader among university police departments in Illinois and leader among campus law enforcement agencies nationwide

WELCOME! The University Police Department employs over 14 sworn police officers and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. Our team members proudly maintain a safe and secure environment with enthusiasm, integrity and professionalism, enabling our students to focus on their educational goals. We have strong partnerships with students, faculty, staff and the surrounding com

WELCOME! The University Police Department employs over 14 sworn police officers and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. Our team members proudly maintain a safe and secure environment with enthusiasm, integrity and professionalism, enabling our students to focus on their educational goals. We have strong partnerships with students, faculty, staff and the surrounding com

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!The NEIUPD wishes everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving Holiday.  A special thanks this holiday to...
11/25/2021

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

The NEIUPD wishes everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving Holiday. A special thanks this holiday to the NEIUPD staff that will be working today and this weekend to keep our campus community safe. Thank you to all First Responders who will be working during the holiday, And we at the NEIUPD want to thank our community members who have been supportive of our work and our partners in keeping our community safe!

Enjoy the traditions of football, family, and turkey!!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

The NEIUPD wishes everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving Holiday. A special thanks this holiday to the NEIUPD staff that will be working today and this weekend to keep our campus community safe. Thank you to all First Responders who will be working during the holiday, And we at the NEIUPD want to thank our community members who have been supportive of our work and our partners in keeping our community safe!

Enjoy the traditions of football, family, and turkey!!!

Traffic Crash at Foster and the Access RoadNEIU commuters should be aware that there will be delays on Foster at the NEI...
11/17/2021

Traffic Crash at Foster and the Access Road
NEIU commuters should be aware that there will be delays on Foster at the NEIU Access Road. Overnight a one vehicle traffic crash took out the west bound traffic control signal on the north side of Foster at the Access Road. There were no reported injuries. Four way stop signs are temporarily in place. City crews are actively working to replace the traffic control signal and restore the functioning traffic signals as soon as possible. The Bryn Mawr entrance to the Access Road will be a better option during this time.

Welcome new El Centro Security Guard Jennifer Sedano!The NEIUPD is pleased to introduce the newest member of our staff. ...
11/03/2021

Welcome new El Centro Security Guard Jennifer Sedano!
The NEIUPD is pleased to introduce the newest member of our staff. Jennifer Sedano was recently hired as a security guard and assigned to our El Centro campus. Jennifer Sedano has an impressive past work history, a sincere commitment to wanting to help others, and is fluent in Spanish, which is an important resource for our community. Security Guard Sedano will be working at El Centro with Security Guard Priscilla Lema. Security Guard Lema has been with the NEIUPD since April of 2018. We know they will make a great team at our El Centro campus! Welcome Jennifer!!!
(Pictured below left to right is SG Lema and SG Sedano)

Welcome new El Centro Security Guard Jennifer Sedano!
The NEIUPD is pleased to introduce the newest member of our staff. Jennifer Sedano was recently hired as a security guard and assigned to our El Centro campus. Jennifer Sedano has an impressive past work history, a sincere commitment to wanting to help others, and is fluent in Spanish, which is an important resource for our community. Security Guard Sedano will be working at El Centro with Security Guard Priscilla Lema. Security Guard Lema has been with the NEIUPD since April of 2018. We know they will make a great team at our El Centro campus! Welcome Jennifer!!!
(Pictured below left to right is SG Lema and SG Sedano)

HAPPY & SAFE HALLOWEEN!The NEIUPD wishes you all a safe weekend of trick or treating.  Take the time to check with your ...
10/30/2021

HAPPY & SAFE HALLOWEEN!
The NEIUPD wishes you all a safe weekend of trick or treating. Take the time to check with your local municipality for trick or treat hours and safe weekend activities. Have fun, be safe, and Happy Halloween!

More Honorable Mention Awards!!!On July 11, 2021 Officer Orozco’s keen observation of a suspicious vehicle parked in Lot...
09/30/2021

More Honorable Mention Awards!!!

On July 11, 2021 Officer Orozco’s keen observation of a suspicious vehicle parked in Lot H led to the discovery of the stolen vehicle and the identification of a suspect who has since been banned from all NEIU properties. Telecommunicator Travis Stickel played a vital role in verifying the stolen vehicle information through various databases and in identifying the suspect by reviewing campus security cameras. TC Stickel’s knowledge of police databases and the campus camera system played a vital role in this incident.

Officer Gava received two awards today. One award was for the domestic assault and recovered fi****ms referenced in the FB post on Sep 28 with Officer Terry. With the second award Officer Gava was instrumental in assisting a despondent person who had suicidal thoughts. On March 3, 2021 the NEIUPD received a call about a despondent subject threatening su***de in the NEIU parking garage. Officer Gava took the lead in talking to her using his Crisis Intervention Team training. Officer Gava was able to reassure this subject she was safe and he was able to bring her into the police station. After more than two hours talking to her and building a positive rapport with her she admitted feeling overwhelmed and needed immediate help. She then voluntarily agreed to be transported to an area hospital for professional assistance. Officer Gava not only used his training that day but he also showed a great deal of professionalism and compassion in getting her the help she needed.

Thank you both for your commitment to our campus community.

More Honorable Mention Awards!!!

On July 11, 2021 Officer Orozco’s keen observation of a suspicious vehicle parked in Lot H led to the discovery of the stolen vehicle and the identification of a suspect who has since been banned from all NEIU properties. Telecommunicator Travis Stickel played a vital role in verifying the stolen vehicle information through various databases and in identifying the suspect by reviewing campus security cameras. TC Stickel’s knowledge of police databases and the campus camera system played a vital role in this incident.

Officer Gava received two awards today. One award was for the domestic assault and recovered fi****ms referenced in the FB post on Sep 28 with Officer Terry. With the second award Officer Gava was instrumental in assisting a despondent person who had suicidal thoughts. On March 3, 2021 the NEIUPD received a call about a despondent subject threatening su***de in the NEIU parking garage. Officer Gava took the lead in talking to her using his Crisis Intervention Team training. Officer Gava was able to reassure this subject she was safe and he was able to bring her into the police station. After more than two hours talking to her and building a positive rapport with her she admitted feeling overwhelmed and needed immediate help. She then voluntarily agreed to be transported to an area hospital for professional assistance. Officer Gava not only used his training that day but he also showed a great deal of professionalism and compassion in getting her the help she needed.

Thank you both for your commitment to our campus community.

Honorable Mention AwardsMembers of the NEIUPD are dedicated to providing safety to our campus and community.  Periodical...
09/29/2021

Honorable Mention Awards

Members of the NEIUPD are dedicated to providing safety to our campus and community. Periodically department members are recognized for their contributions with a certificate Honorable Mention Award. Today, Honorable Mentions were presented to two NEIU police officers.

Officer Jose Orozco was presented an Honorable Mention Award for the recovery of a stolen motor vehicle and the car's return to its rightful owner. On July 11, 2021 Officer Orzco’s keen observation of a suspicious vehicle parked in Lot H led to the discovery of the stolen vehicle and the identification of a suspect who has since been banned from all NEIU properties.

Officer Sharon Terry was flagged down by a woman in Lot F during the early evening of August 28, 2021. The woman was distraught and explained to Officer Terry that her husband had just threatened to shoot her at their residence off campus. Officer Terry working with Officer Valeriu Gava were able to reassure the woman she was safe and coordinated efforts with officers from the CPD 17th District. Subsequently, with the assistance of CPD officers, the husband/offender was placed under arrest for domestic assault and 7 fi****ms and ammunition were recovered from the residence.

The actions of these officers deserve recognition and our thanks for a job well done!

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2021September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month.  Northeastern Illin...
09/24/2021

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Northeastern Illinois University is proudly designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The NEIU Police Department has a diverse staff which includes twelve department members who will celebrate their Hispanic, Latino, Latina, Latin X heritage. Among these twelve employees and pictured below are (L to R) Officer Pablo Castro, Officer Arturo Galindo, and Administrative Assistant Marta Ruiz. The NEIUPD is proud of its diversity and the fact that our department truly represents the NEIU community that we serve.

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Northeastern Illinois University is proudly designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The NEIU Police Department has a diverse staff which includes twelve department members who will celebrate their Hispanic, Latino, Latina, Latin X heritage. Among these twelve employees and pictured below are (L to R) Officer Pablo Castro, Officer Arturo Galindo, and Administrative Assistant Marta Ruiz. The NEIUPD is proud of its diversity and the fact that our department truly represents the NEIU community that we serve.

Nest Fire Drill and Fire SafetySeptember is designated as Campus Fire Safety Month by the National Fire Protection Assoc...
09/09/2021

Nest Fire Drill and Fire Safety

September is designated as Campus Fire Safety Month by the National Fire Protection Association. In Illinois, the State Fire Marshal encourages all institutions of higher education to develop and practice fire safety and fire drills. Today at 11:00AM, the Nest staff working in partnership with the University Police and Facilities personnel conducted a fire drill for Nest residents. The drill included a response from Chicago Fire Department Truck 56.

Our thanks to all who participated in the drill, especially the student residents of the Nest and the Chicago Fire Department. The residents understood the importance of evacuating the building when the alarm was activated. Every drill conducted may greatly improve the safety of staff and residents in the event of an actual emergency. The NEIUPD strongly encourages everyone to have a plan in place at home and at work in the event of a fire.

Welcome Back to NEIU for the Fall 2021 Semester!!!The NEIUPD would like to welcome back students to campus.  Today marke...
08/23/2021

Welcome Back to NEIU for the Fall 2021 Semester!!!

The NEIUPD would like to welcome back students to campus. Today marked the first day for the Fall 2021 semester. It has been great to see the students back on campus, new students finding their way around and returning students renewing friendships and exploring new opportunities. Members of the NEIUPD are a wealth of information for first time students, new employees, and visitors. The NEIUPD staff are always willing to help someone looking for the right place to be on campus. One officer working today, Officer David DeClet, has been an NEIU police officer for over 20 years! We know the campus well, so don’t hesitate to ask us for directions or assistance. Welcome back everyone!!!!

RIP and prayers for CPD Officer Ella FrenchLast night tragedy struck the Chicago Police Department as two officers were ...
08/08/2021

RIP and prayers for CPD Officer Ella French

Last night tragedy struck the Chicago Police Department as two officers were shot in the line of duty with one officer killed and one currently fighting for his life. The NEIUPD is appreciative of the support we receive from CPD who help keep our campuses safe and who provide backup and assistance to our officers when needed. Today we join CPD in mourning the loss of 29 year old Police Officer Ella French, who joined the CPD in 2018. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of Officer French. We also send our thoughts and prayers with her partner, a 7 year veteran who is still fighting for his life with multiple gunshot wounds. Please keep them both and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

National Night Out Tuesday August 3, 2021National Night Out is an annual event that highlights the strengths and benefit...
08/02/2021

National Night Out Tuesday August 3, 2021

National Night Out is an annual event that highlights the strengths and benefits of positive police/community relations. This annual event takes place the first Tuesday in August. Last year’s NNO was impacted by the Covid pandemic but this year NNO events will take place locally and around the country. Most departments participate in NNO events so check with your local department to see what events they have planned or visit a neighboring department and enjoy some positive interaction with officers and other community stakeholders.

In Chicago, every police district will have NNO events scheduled. The 17th District will host NNO at Mayfair Church 5020 N. Pulaski. NEIU Enrollment Services and the NEIUPD will participate in the 17th District NNO from 5:00pm-8:00pm. If you are in the neighborhood please stop by and enjoy the festivities or visit your local department and enjoy a nice evening out!
To learn more about National Night Out visit the official website at NNO website and be sure to check with your local department for area happenings.

National Night Out Tuesday August 3, 2021

National Night Out is an annual event that highlights the strengths and benefits of positive police/community relations. This annual event takes place the first Tuesday in August. Last year’s NNO was impacted by the Covid pandemic but this year NNO events will take place locally and around the country. Most departments participate in NNO events so check with your local department to see what events they have planned or visit a neighboring department and enjoy some positive interaction with officers and other community stakeholders.

In Chicago, every police district will have NNO events scheduled. The 17th District will host NNO at Mayfair Church 5020 N. Pulaski. NEIU Enrollment Services and the NEIUPD will participate in the 17th District NNO from 5:00pm-8:00pm. If you are in the neighborhood please stop by and enjoy the festivities or visit your local department and enjoy a nice evening out!
To learn more about National Night Out visit the official website at NNO website and be sure to check with your local department for area happenings.

Thank You and Good Luck Security Guard Alicia Lee!!!NEIUPD Security Guard has accepted an exciting educational opportuni...
07/30/2021

Thank You and Good Luck Security Guard Alicia Lee!!!

NEIUPD Security Guard has accepted an exciting educational opportunity and will be leaving the NEIUPD. SG Lee has a full scholarship offer from a college in Florida and her last working day with the NEIUPD is Friday July 30, 2021. Alicia was hired in October of 2018 and has been assigned to NEIU El Centro campus. During the pandemic months, Alicia reported to the main campus where she performed various assignments supporting the NEIUPD. Like the rest of the NEIUPD staff, Alicia reported to work every day during the pandemic providing safety and security to the NEIU community. Alicia Lee was a dependable employee who served the El Centro campus with a friendly and professional attitude. Alicia will be missed but we are happy she has this great educational opportunity to take advantage of and a terrific future ahead! Thank you Alicia!!! Best of Luck!!

Thank You and Good Luck Security Guard Alicia Lee!!!

NEIUPD Security Guard has accepted an exciting educational opportunity and will be leaving the NEIUPD. SG Lee has a full scholarship offer from a college in Florida and her last working day with the NEIUPD is Friday July 30, 2021. Alicia was hired in October of 2018 and has been assigned to NEIU El Centro campus. During the pandemic months, Alicia reported to the main campus where she performed various assignments supporting the NEIUPD. Like the rest of the NEIUPD staff, Alicia reported to work every day during the pandemic providing safety and security to the NEIU community. Alicia Lee was a dependable employee who served the El Centro campus with a friendly and professional attitude. Alicia will be missed but we are happy she has this great educational opportunity to take advantage of and a terrific future ahead! Thank you Alicia!!! Best of Luck!!

Thank You and Good Luck to TC Dennise Orozco!!!!Telecommunicator Dennise Orozco has taken advantage of another job oppor...
07/22/2021

Thank You and Good Luck to TC Dennise Orozco!!!!
Telecommunicator Dennise Orozco has taken advantage of another job opportunity and recently left the NEIUPD. Dennise was a valued member of our department for 2.5 years and she is a graduate of NEIU. Today, Dennise stopped by the office for some last minute HR requirements and for a brief visit at the UPD office. Her visit gave us the opportunity to present her with two more Honorable Mention Awards. One award was for her handling of a critical incident that occurred on campus on March 10, 2021 and the second Honorable Mention Award recognized her 2.5 years of hard work and dedication to the NEIUPD and NEIU Community! Thank you Dennise! We wish you the best in your future and hope you will continue to visit as a former employee and alumnus of NEIU.

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STATE POLICE POWERS University Police Officers have full law enforcement authority including the power to make arrests on view or on warrants of state statutes, university rules and regulations and city or county ordinances on all property owned or controlled by the University. Additionally, officers have authority anywhere in Illinois where university property, students and personnel are located, and otherwise when requested by other state or local law enforcement officials. The law enforcement officers of the University Police Department receive their police authority via the provisions of the state law specifically, 110 ILCS 680/25-45(11): To appoint, subject to the applicable civil service law, persons to be members of the Northeastern Illinois University Police Department. Members of the Police Department shall be conservators of the peace and as such have all powers possessed by policemen in cities, and sheriffs, including the power to make arrests on view or warrants of violations of State statutes, University rules and regulations and city or county ordinances, except that they may exercise such powers only within counties wherein Northeastern Illinois University and any of its branches or properties are located when such is required for the protection of University properties and interests, and it's students and personnel, and otherwise, within such counties, when requested by appropriate State or local law enforcement officials. However, such officers shall have no power to serve and execute civil processes. POLICE DEPARTMENT TRAINING Officers of the University Police are academy-trained and certified in the same manner as all other public law enforcement officers in the state of Illinois. They receive a minimum of 12 weeks formal basic training plus additional classroom and in-service training each year. Other training includes rapid response to active violent events as well as daily web-based training regarding high liability, low frequency events. POLICE DEPARTMENT RELATIONSHIPS University Police maintains a close working relationship with the University, Chicago Police Department, Illinois State Police, and other local and federal law enforcement agencies. The Department also maintains a close working relationship and an agreement with the State’s Attorney's office and the Clerk of the Court regarding the investigations of certain crimes. Crime related reports and statistics are routinely exchanged. POLICE DEPARTMENT VALUES The Northeastern Illinois University Police Department strives to adhere to the highest standards of service that reflects the diverse community we serve. We are devoted to quality public service that is unyielding in purpose, engages the community and reflects a genuine desire to care for the safety and well-being of the public. We esteem the following values as a foundation that will emphasize our character and serve as a guide in the performance of our duties. *INTEGRITY Recognizing that integrity is the foundation of our profession, we endeavor to preserve and protect the public trust placed in us by adhering to the highest standards of honesty, moral and ethical practice. We will be beyond reproach in all that we do. *EXCELLENCE We are committed to, and pride ourselves in, our personal and organizational excellence. We are committed to achieving a level of performance that exceeds all expectations so that we may maintain the community's confidence and satisfaction with our services. *PROFESSIONALISM Professionalism is the primary component that guides us in the performance of our duties and manifests itself in our public service. We will serve as role models for the community by projecting a positive image with a spirit of cooperation and teamwork. *DEDICATION We are committed to providing the highest quality of law enforcement service to the community with the goal of ensuring that the University's educational mission can be successful by preserving peace, preventing and detecting crime, enforcing the law and protecting the rights of all citizens. *ACCOUNTABILITY We are accountable for each other, to the people we serve, and we understand the importance of community values and expectations. We accept responsibility for our actions within the community and strive to achieve a reputation that surpasses the expectations of the community. *PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT We will continually develop our problem solving skills, support innovative initiatives and provide professional training to our officers to ensure that the services delivered to the university community are of superior quality. SERVICES WE PROVIDE FINGERPRINTING The University Police Department offers fingerprinting services to anyone that is interested, seven days a week. There is a charge of $10 per fingerprint card (exact cash only) for non-university related purposes. *Requirements for fingerprinting: Completed fingerprint cards (if provided by requesting agency) Government issued photo identification (i.e. driver’s license, passport) $10 cash or check for each completed fingerprint card Any special instructions for purpose of fingerprints Signature on each card at time of fingerprinting We ask that you please call the University Police Department 30 minutes prior to verify that there is an Officer available for fingerprinting. For further information, please contact the University Police Department at (773) 442-4100. SAFETY ES**RT SERVICES University Police offers a safety es**rt service, particularly during hours of darkness for persons walking on campus or adjacent city streets, to Northeastern students, faculty and staff. Call the University Police Department at (773) 442-4100 and provide the following information: Your Full Name Your Current Location Your Destination BABY SAFE HAVEN Each state has a law in place to allow an unharmed infant to be relinquished to the proper authorities, NO QUESTIONS ASKED. The National Safe Haven Alliance works with states to promote these laws and increase public awareness that options exist. Together, the Alliance and states work together to save the lives of innocent infants and to protect the lives of their mothers. http://www.nationalsafehavenalliance.org/states/illinois/ VEHICLE LOCKOUTS As a public service to the University community, University Police will attempt to unlock cars for persons parked in Northeastern parking lots. If you lock your keys in your vehicle, please come into the University Police Department office located on the north side of the Parking Facility and request assistance. *Requirements for vehicle lockout assistance: Driver’s license Vehicle plate number Current Location of vehicle CODE BLUE PHONES The University has emergency direct dial phones located on campus walkways and throughout the parking facility and lots. The phones are readily recognizable by the blue light on top of the column that houses the emergency phone. These phones dial the University Police Department directly by the push of a button.

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WELCOME! The University Police Department employs over 20 sworn police officers and 10 support staff. The police department operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. Our team members proudly maintain a safe and secure environment with enthusiasm, integrity and professionalism, enabling our students to focus on their educational goals. We have strong partnerships with students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community built on a shared commitment to crime prevention. We encourage you to revisit our pages periodically to obtain the latest information regarding our department and improved service to the university community. This page is monitored daily.

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