Emergency Response

Need help urgently from a police officer?

Call 716-645-2222

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University Police are the first to respond to all medical, fire and criminal emergencies in the campus community. 

Students, faculty, staff and visitors should report all emergencies including:

  • Crimes
  • Fire
  • Life and death situations
  • Automobile crashes
  • Medical emergencies

Making an Emergency Call

Call 716-645-2222 to report an emergency or pick up an Emergency Blue Light Phone:

  1. Specify your location
  2. Stay on the line until the dispatcher tells you to hang up

Using a Blue Light Phone

blue light phone.

Blue light emergency phones:

  • Are located on north and south campuses
  • Are connected directly to University Police — no need to dial

Press the red button on the front of the blue light phone to use it:

  • Immediately the Police Dispatcher can see you on the camera system
  • If you cannot speak, Univesity Police still know you need help
  • The blue light starts to flash to let people know you need help
  • The dispatcher sends officers to you for immediate assistance

Report a Crime Anonymously

Submit a Silent Witness Form to report a crime anonymously. Silent Witness is an emailed form — it will not be sent immediately to police officers. Call University Police at 716-645-2222 if you see a crime in progress.

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