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Police officers surround University Drive while investigating a suspicious package Monday morning.

‘Possible presence’ of explosives cause for University Drive closure

Emily Sisk, News Editor August 21, 2023

The possible presence of explosives was detected in two suitcases on Monday morning, which resulted in the closure of University Drive between Campus Drive and Johns Hill Road, according to an NKU press...

The potential murder-suicide occurred on Feb. 27 in New Richmond, Ohio.

NKU student in critical condition after ‘potential murder-suicide’ of family in New Richmond, Ohio

Emily Sisk, News Editor February 28, 2023

Four family members were found dead and NKU student Samantha Cain was left in critical condition after a potential murder-suicide incident in Clermont County Monday morning, according to a press release...

VIDEO: Campus Police Self-Defense Workshop

Jaylen Jones, Justis White, and Noah Schuler November 11, 2022

University Police hosted a self-defense workshop during this past week, with another course planned for next semester for those interested. We spoke with coordinator of the event Lieutenant Autumn Ruehl...

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...

Black police officers from various Northern Kentucky law enforcement agencies joined a moderated discussion as part of Black History Month.

Black in Blue: A conversation with Northern Kentucky’s Black police officers

Mildred Nguyen, News Editor February 17, 2022

Patrol Officer Antonio McKinney of Florence Police Department recalled pulling over an intoxicated white woman to issue her a DUI test. Seeing that he was Black, she asked him what his highest level of...

Police report sexual assault in Callahan Hall

Police report sexual assault in Callahan Hall

Billy Keeney, News Editor December 1, 2019

University Police released a timely warning Sunday afternoon stating a sexual assault occurred in Callahan Hall, on Nov. 30 around 9:00 p.m. According to the release, University Police received an anonymous...

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...

Left to right: Amber Ford, Autumn Ruehl, Heather Mitchell

A different perspective: NKU’s newest police officers

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor September 11, 2019
NKU's police department has recently hired three female officers, making it the first time the department has had three female officers at one time.
Northern Terrace burglar steals from four women, hides in plain sight

Northern Terrace burglar steals from four women, hides in plain sight

Leonard Ivey, Reporter September 9, 2016

After an unknown woman successfully executed three weeks of thievery, the group of roommates she was victimizing realized that she had been hiding in plain sight. According to an e-mail from NKU’s Interim...

Former Police Chief Leslie Kachurek goes over information with his staff. Kachurek announced his resignation  in June.

Chief of Police focuses on community outreach

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-In-Chief September 19, 2015

After a late start to the school year, Leslie Kachurek is starting to settle into his role as Northern Kentucky University’s chief of police. In his first three weeks at the university, Kachurek...

Learning more about the gun incident

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-In-Chief September 9, 2015

In a recording received Tuesday by The Northerner, a female student who remains unidentified can be heard rushing away from Steely Library as she tells the 911 dispatcher that there’s a student in the...

UPDATE: Mearns addresses open records on gun incident

UPDATE: Mearns addresses open records on gun incident

Abby Anstead, News Editor September 2, 2015

President Geoffrey Mearns sent an e-mail to the Northern Kentucky University community Wednesday, nearly a week after a female student had a gun in Steely Library. The email said that the NKU police...

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