Emergency Phones

On-campus emergency telephones

Approximately 297 emergency telephones blanket the WSU campus. More than 175 of these Blue Light emergency phones are located at outdoor locations across campus, and there are 121 indoor emergency phones located throughout campus (emergency phones can be found inside every elevator). All of these phones are easy to operate and may be used as either a direct line to the WSUPD's dispatch center or to make free calls to on-campus telephones. To operate these phones in an emergency, simply push the red "emergency" button of the front of the phone panel. There is no need to dial a phone number, as the emergency phone will make a direct connection to the dispatch center automatically and the call will be received as an incoming emergency services request.


Cellphones can be valuable assets in reporting emergencies or routine service requests anywhere on campus or in the surrounding area. We urge all members of the campus community to program the WSUPD's emergency number (313-577-2222) into their cellphone.
We also recommend that you make it a habit to carry your cellphone at all times. Your phone can be invaluable in quickly obtaining emergency services. However, it is useless if you leave it in your car, backpack or bookbag, or in a coat pocket left hanging in your office or over a chair in your classroom or apartment.

Note: f your personal cellphone number begins with an area code other than "313", you must enter the "313" area code as a prefix to "577-2222" in your cellphone directory or speed dial. Otherwise, you may receive an automated response telling you to re-enter the correct area code prefix before your call can be completed.