The Northerner

Student hopes to bring national organization to campus

Karen Plunkett, Reporter

April 20, 2015

Preston Buckley, a NKU business major, is looking to bring a national organization that advocates for the legalization of concealed carry on college campuses for purposes of self-defense. Buckley has been around firearms his whole life and at the young age of six he started learning how to use them....

Police chief Jason Willis celebrates four years at NKU

Chief of Police Jason Willis announced his resignation from NKU, effective May 29. Willis recently received a Ph.D. in education and educational leadership and plans to use his doctorate in his next career.

Karen Plunkett, Reporter

November 6, 2014

Chief Jason Willis has always wanted to be more than a police chief. That’s why he’s working to earn his doctorate as he celebrates four years of being NKU chief of police. He is writing his dissertation on exploring the dispositions of affective university police officers, because he believes ...

NKU students ‘walk the line’

Officer Dan Fern educates students about drunk driving.

Kerry Skiff, Copy Editor

October 22, 2014

NKU Police showed students how to walk the line during National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. Policemen offered a simulated Walk and Turn sobriety test for students on Oct. 21 and 22 to educate them about driving under the influence. Students could choose between four types of drunk goggles that simu...

10/8 Police Beats

October 8, 2014

Oct. 1, 11:32 a.m.: An altered NKU parking permit was found in a car in Lot A. Oct. 1, 8:02 p.m.: A male subject was reported to have stolen an iPhone from Steely Library. Oct. 2, 6:46 p.m.: A two-vehicle accident occurred in the Welcome Center garage. There were no injuries. Oct. 3, 11:37 a.m.: A p...

Police Beats 10/3/13

October 3, 2013

Sept. 20, 7:52 a.m.: An NKU employee found an unattended textbook and a tablet on the plaza.   Sept. 20, 6:57 p.m.: There was a single car accident in the University Drive garage. There were no injuries.   Sept. 20, 11:39 p.m.: Two students in the University Suites were found with alcoh...

Tobacco Policy Task Force outlines ban’s budget

Ricky Cracchiolo, Staff writer

September 12, 2013

The Tobacco Policy Task Force plans to decrease its $125,000 budget in the years following the implementation of the tobacco ban, according to Dean of Students Jeffrey Waple. Waple said the task force’s budget will shrink for the next three to four years as one-time expenses, such as signage, become...

Police Beats

September 4, 2013

Aug. 22, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.: Someone took two textbooks from an unlocked office in the Business Center. Aug. 28, between 12:45 and 1:31 p.m.: An unattended ring was taken from the shelf of a women’s restroom in the MEP building. The case is currently open. between 9 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.:...

Police officers aim to connect with students

Kerry Skiff, Contributing writer

August 29, 2013

NKU’s police force is making an effort to be more engaged in campus life. While the force’s main priority is to keep students safe, they are now working to connect with the campus community and make students feel more comfortable around them. When University Police Chief Jason Willis came to NKU,...

Campus police acquire explosives-detection canine

Campus police acquire explosives-detection canine

Patrick Reagan, Contributing writer

August 29, 2013

In light of recent attacks, such as the bombing of the Boston Marathon and the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the NKU Police Department has decided to acquire an explosives-detection canine. “We’re constantly reviewing our policies and procedures to find innovative and new ways to...

University Policebeats

August 21, 2013

Aug. 2,  3:22 p.m.: A marijuana pipe and lighter were found in a flower bed outside of the Student Union. Between 3 and 5 p.m.: An iPod was reported stolen in the break room inside Central Receiving. It was later found.   Aug. 13  8:15 a.m.: A man received a harassing envelope ...

University police now have officer title

Mac Payton, Staff writer

April 4, 2013

For the past year, NKU Police Sergeant John Gaffin has left his wife and daughter to go into work at 6 p.m. Gaffin said it’s hard, being a police officer and having to be away from his family, but he loves his work. On Feb. 22, Gaffin, who has been on the force for six years since graduating from...

Campus police adding new station

Mac Payton, Staff writer

February 14, 2013

Callahan Hall will soon play home to a new university police substation, which will make the campus police more accessible and visible to students, according to Jason Willis, university police chief. Arnie Slaughter, director of University Housing, said he hopes this connects residents to the university...

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