NEIU Police Department
Welcome to the Northeastern Illinois University Police Department's Internet Website!
We developed this website as a tool to assist us in providing the highest level of service possible to our university community. You will find that this site covers a variety of topics, including information on community programs, crime statistics, recruiting, and various other services that we provide.
We are very proud of our police department, and very proud of the university community we serve. Our team members are eager, enthusiastic, and place a high priority on integrity, service and professionalism. The dedicated men and women of the NEIU Police Department focus on building partnerships with our community so together we can develop long-term solutions to problems.
Below, you will find our department’s Vision, Mission Statement, and Core Values which represent our professionalism and dedication to excellence in everything that we do.
We, the members of the Northeastern Illinois University Police Department, strive to be the leader among university police departments in Illinois and a leader among campus law enforcement agencies nationwide.
The mission of the Northeastern Illinois University Police Department is to promote and maintain a safe and secure atmosphere in which the University’s educational mission can be successful. This Department shall contribute to the educational process through student, staff and faculty engagement in educational measures as well as strong community partnerships built on a shared commitment to prevent crime.
The Northeastern Illinois University Police Department strives to adhere to the highest standards of service that reflects the diverse community we serve. We are devoted to quality public service, unyielding in purpose and dedicated to actively engaging the community and reflecting a genuine desire to care for the safety and well-being of the public. We esteem the following values as a foundation that will emphasize our character and serve as a guide in the performance of our duties.
Recognizing that integrity is the foundation of our profession, we endeavor to preserve and protect the public trust placed in us by adhering to the highest standards of honesty, moral and ethical practice. We will be beyond reproach in all that we do.
We are committed to and pride ourselves in our personal and organizational excellence. We are committed to achieving a level of performance that exceeds all expectations so that we may maintain the community’s confidence and satisfaction with our services.
Professionalism is the primary component that guides us in the performance of our duties and manifests itself in our public service. We will serve as role models for the community by projecting a positive image with a spirit of cooperation and teamwork.
We are committed to providing the highest quality of law enforcement service
to the community with the goal of ensuring that the university’s educational mission can be successful by preserving the peace, preventing and detecting crime, enforcing the law, and protecting the rights of all citizens.
We are accountable for each other and to the people we serve and we understand the importance of community values and expectations. We are obligated to accept responsibility for our actions within the community and will strive to achieve a reputation that surpasses the expectations of the community.
We will use problem solving, innovative initiatives as well as professional training to ensure that the services delivered to the university community are continuously of superior quality.
It is our hope that you will find the information contained within this website useful. Please check back periodically to obtain the latest information regarding our department and improved service to the university community. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
James C. Lyon, Jr.
Chief, University Police