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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

Click the items below to learn more about a variety of public safety topics.

  1. Con Artists
  2. Identity Thefts
  3. Internet Tips
  4. Money Safety
  5. Sexual Assault
  • Avoid large cash transactions. Use checks, get receipts.
  • Have social security and other checks direct-deposited, rather than sent to your home.
  • Be careful when dealing with door-to-door solicitors. Deal with reputable, local businesses. Talk to trusted friends and relatives for recommendations. Get references; get contract terms in writing. Don't pay in cash.
  • Watch out for schemes where strangers ask you to put up your money in a show of good faith, with the promise of a bigger jackpot later, or ask you to withdrawn money from the bank to assist in catching a criminal. These are among several common cash frauds.
  • Beware of telephone soliciting for money.
  • Remember that If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!