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Multiple unattended bags and belongings litter NKUs Campus Recreation Center.

Comfortable yet cautious: Taking precautions despite NKU’s low crime rate

Aya Aleily, Assistant News Editor February 7, 2024

NKU is a relatively safe university, some might say. According to the 2022 annual security and fire safety reports, “While no location is devoid of crime, the university’s main campus in the city of...

The scene is still currently being investigated in the wooded area behind Truist Arena, shutting down Lot O.

UPDATE: Decomposed human remains found behind NKU soccer stadium

Emily Sisk and Braden White March 12, 2023

Decomposed human remains were found in a wooded area behind the NKU soccer stadium this afternoon, according to a campus-wide email sent out by university communications. At 12:28 p.m. on Sunday, the...

Dispatch workers look upon a wall of monitors as they take incoming calls and communicate with officers.

Out with the old, in with the new: University Police move facilities

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor July 11, 2022

After multiple years of planning, designing and construction, Northern Kentucky University Police have relocated to a newly renovated facility as of May—the former Honors College house located on...

A Northern Kentucky University police car.

NKU Chief of Police discusses University preparedness in case of school violence, emergencies

Emory Davis, Contributor November 7, 2021

With a rise in school shootings across the nation, Chief of Police John Gaffin assures students that “school is one of the safest places you can be.” Since the beginning of the school year, the...

NKU Police released a photo of an individual canvassing the Kenton Drive parking garage. Campus law enforcement is currently seeking information on this person.

NKU Police request information on hate group graffiti, release photo

Rachel Smith, News Editor January 29, 2021

NKU Police are requesting any information about the graffiti by a white extremist group found on campus Wednesday. Officials have released a photo of an individual from surveillance footage and urged students...

A NKU University Police officer on patrol on Kenton Drive in front of the Health Innovation Center.

NKU Police help raise awareness for Hispanic Heritage Month

Cody Howard, Contributor October 9, 2020

As protestors nationwide call for police reforms, the NKU Police Department is working to strengthen ties to campus minority groups, such as the Latino and LGBTQ+ communities. These initiatives include...

Administration plans change following Floyd death

Administration plans change following Floyd death

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor June 10, 2020

While the streets of Cincinnati’s downtown fill with the voices asking for a change in the systemic racism against Black people, NKU administration debates how they can help their Black students. “It...

Officer Dewayne Cox (in car) and Officer Autumn Ruehl (on bike) with Detective Bobby Pate in the background.

Patrolling campus during a pandemic: how officers are staying safe

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor May 8, 2020

Latex gloves. Lysol-scented office space. Lonely patrols.  While COVID-19 has initiated a wave of work-from-home orders, some positions still require boots on the ground. For university police officers,...

Dating in the digital age: safety, awareness

Dating in the digital age: safety, awareness

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor November 21, 2019

They met on Tinder and decided to stop for coffee at Carabello in Newport. He was sweet, she remembered. He brought her the coffee she ordered, which came with a caramel candy on top. She noticed it was...

The main objective of camera implementation is to “facilitate transparency … enhance service to the community by accurately documenting events, actions, conditions and statements made during citizen interactions, traffic stops, arrests and other incidents, according to NKU Police BWC Policy.

NKU police implement body-worn cameras

Kyle Wade, Contributor October 23, 2019

In 2018, 992 people were shot and killed by police. As of this year, another 717 have lost their lives to fatal force, according to The Washington Post. While some police departments move away from body...

Police report attempted sexual assault

Police report attempted sexual assault

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor October 8, 2019

University Police released a timely warning Tuesday morning stating an attempted sexual assault occurred Monday evening.  According to the release, a female reports being taken and held against her...

Human trafficking task force working to help Kentucky victims

Human trafficking task force working to help Kentucky victims

Noelle Horn, Reporter February 20, 2019

In Northern Kentucky, the dangers of human trafficking might appear inconsequential. One imagines a trip abroad gone wrong or bases their knowledge around the dramatic portrayals they’ve seen in Hollywood....

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