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NKU police implement body-worn cameras

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 camera programs, NKU’s police department begins its own.  Following a $14,000 Department of Justice grant, NKU police have begun to field its ‘Safety Vision’ body-w...

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 will. The victim requested a ride on social media, stating she needed a ride from Cincinnati to New...

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. But this violation of human rights is living and prevalent, and it can happen to anyone. In...

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

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

Natalie Hamren and Josh Kelly

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

Northerner Staff

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

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief

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?

Kyra McClendon, Reporter

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

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

February 13, 2018

A 13-year-old was behind the wheel of a car that collided with a police cruiser on campus Tuesday afternoon.

Suspects at large after robbery near University Suites

Suspects at large after robbery near University Suites

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

February 12, 2018

Two suspects are at large after a robbery in Lot U near University Suites in the Boothe Residential Village.

From student to chief: Gaffin to lead NKU police

From student to chief: Gaffin to lead NKU police

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-chief

December 19, 2016

Updated 12/19/2016 5:00 p.m. | Originally posted 12/19/2016 11:55 a.m. HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Kentucky -- John Gaffin’s NKU experience has come full circle. Once an undergraduate student, Gaffin was named the full-time chief of NKU police Monday morning. “It’s about the relationships that I’ve...

NKU officials review policies after OSU attack  

NKU officials review policies after OSU attack  

Emily Sherry, Reporter

December 5, 2016

Interim Police Chief John Gaffin sits back in his chair, static fading in and out of the room from the police scanner across the hall. Just days before, an Ohio State University police officer shot and killed an OSU student who police say drove his car through a group of people before exiting t...

Students fall prey to scammers, check fraud

Students fall prey to scammers, check fraud

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

October 31, 2016

Danielle Moore has heard NKU students swear to her they would never fall for a scam. “They say, ‘I’m too smart for that,’” Moore said. “The students say, ‘I would never fall for that.’ “Guess what? Twenty of your fellow classmates fell for it in the last year.” The assistant mana...

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