University Police

Emergency Procedures

Reporting an Emergency

  • Call 911 IMMEDIATELY 
  • Call University Police at (x2222) to report the emergency


  • Before taking any action, be sure you are not endangering yourself. Avoid unstable structures, electrical wires, chemical vapors, chemical spills, fire, etc. Do not jeopardize your life or the lives of other in attempting to save person or university property.
  • When you call, give your name, telephone number and location, and the nature and location of the emergency. 
  • Don’t hang up until the person answering the call ends the conversation.
  • If there is an emergency and phone lines are dead, take a message to University Police in the lower level of the Parking Garage on Poly Drive.

Acting in an Emergency

  • Remain calm and render assistance consistent with your skills and knowledge. Don’t panic.
  • Evacuate buildings immediately upon the request of authorities, upon hearing an audible alarm, or when remaining in the building becomes life-threatening. 
  • Know the location of at least two emergency exits in your working area.
  • Keep a flashlight handy if you are in an area without natural lighting.



Use the telephone for reasons other than emergency purposes. Enter an elevator in emergencies, or attempt to force open stalled elevator doors.