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NKU Police help raise awareness for Hispanic Heritage Month

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

Lucas Administrative Building seen from lawn in front of Griffin Hall.
Chief Diversity Officer and Campus Police find a way to make the campus better
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...

Patrolling campus during a pandemic: how officers are staying safe

Officer Dewayne Cox (in car) and Officer Autumn Ruehl (on bike) with Detective Bobby Pate in the background.
Essential workers on campus, such as police officers, still report to their jobs
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
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...

NKU police implement body-worn cameras

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,
After receiving a grant from the Department of Justice, NKU PD now equip its officers with body-worn cameras
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
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
Every eight days, a human trafficking incident occurs in Kentucky
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....

Campus Safety: How NKU police, officials prepare for the unthinkable

A patrol vehicle viewed from the glass windows of Student Union Room 108.
October 3, 2018
NKU uses trainings, alerts and procedures to keep students safe during active shootings and other emergencies.

Police Beat week of Aug. 29

Police Beat week of Aug. 29
August 29, 2018
From the University Police logs, here's the week in crime at NKU.

BREAKING: Police report sexual assault in Kentucky Hall

BREAKING: Police report sexual assault in Kentucky Hall
August 27, 2018
University Police released a timely warning Monday stating a sexual assault occurred in Kentucky Hall in the Boothe Residential Village on Aug. 22.  According to the release, the victim reported they met the alleged assailant using a dating app. The suspect is male and is not student. No further details were provided to police.

Pot arrests rise at NKU, but does the punishment fit the crime?

Pot arrests rise at NKU, but does the punishment fit the crime?
February 19, 2018
At NKU, there were 36 recorded incidents involving marijuana on campus from August to January, up from 16 incidents during the same timeframe in 2016.

13-year-old driver collides with police cruiser at NKU entrance

13-year-old driver collides with police cruiser at NKU entrance
February 13, 2018
A 13-year-old was behind the wheel of a car that collided with a police cruiser on campus Tuesday afternoon.
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