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Reporting Emergencies

Office of Public Safety (from campus phone): 911*
Fire: 911
Ambulance: 911

  1. For help with any type of emergency, call the Western Illinois University Office of Public Safety (OPS) at (309) 298-1949.
  2. Explain the problem and location to the OPS dispatcher. Do not hang up until told to do so.
  3. For additional emergency procedures information, speak with your building emergency coordinator. A list of building emergency coordinators can be obtained from the Office of the Vice President for Administrative Services or by clicking on the Emergency Coordinator link on this page.

*NOTE: Dialing 911 from a cell phone, even while on campus, will most likely connect the caller to McDonough County 911. Then they must contact OPS. To be sure you reach OPS directly, dial (309) 298-1949 or 911 from a campus phone. If you dial 911 from a campus phone, there will be a pause (approximately 10 seconds), and then your call will go directly to OPS.