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Report an emergency.When to call 911:

Call 911 in all emergencies.

What is an emergency?

An emergency is any immediate threat to life and/or property that requires immediate response from police, fire or Emergency Medical Services. Some examples of emergencies are crimes in progress, any kind of fire or a serious injury or illness. If you are not sure if an incident falls into an emergency classification, call 911 when an immediate response is needed. The UW Oshkosh Police Department can be reached at (920) 424-1212; dial 1212 from a University phone.

How should I report an emergency?

  • Stay on the line with the dispatcher.
  • Provide the address, location and a description of the emergency.
  • Provide the phone number at your location.
  • Provide a thorough description of the incident to assure appropriate resources are dispatched.

Non-Emergency Telephone Numbers

The following telephone numbers are provided for non-emergency situations. Using these numbers will provide a prompt response from the responsible agency, while keeping 911 lines free for emergencies. All 911 calls are voice and TTD/TTY (for hearing impaired).

  • University Police Non-Emergency: (920) 424-1212
  • Risk Management/Finance and Administration: (920) 424-1009 or (920) 424-3990
  • Facilities: (920) 424-3466

Emergency Contacts


UWO Police Department: (920) 424-1212
Main University: (920) 424-1234
Risk and Safety: (920) 424-3466
Facilities: (920) 424-3466
Student Health Center: (920) 424-2424
Crisis Hotline: (920) 233-7707