Crime Prevention

The DeKalb Police Department provides various programs for the citizens and businesses of DeKalb. The DeKalb Police Department also serves as a resource for both students of DeKalb and NIU. You may call the DeKalb Police Department to obtain further information at 815-748-8400. Some of our informational programs are:
  • Bad Checks
  • Drugs/Alcohol
  • DUI
  • Frauds and Scams
  • Gangs
  • Identity Theft
  • Robbery
  • Stranger Danger
  • Violence Prevention

Crime Prevention Tips

  1. Auto Thefts & Crimes
  2. Con Artists
  3. Identity Theft
  4. Internet Tips
  5. Money Safety
  6. Sexual Assault
Here are some tips to avoid being a victim:
  • Lock your car and roll up the windows.
  • Park your car in a well-lit area when possible.
  • Don't leave your keys in the car or a spare key hidden in the vehicle.
  • Don't leave your car unattended while it is running.
  • Put packages or valuables out of sight.
  • If you have a removable stereo, remove it when your car is unattended.
  • If you have a garage, use it. Lock both the vehicle and the garage.