Emergency Call Boxes


Emergency call boxes are found in heavily trafficked public areas such as walkways, elevators, laundry rooms and more. The NIU Department of Police and Public Safety maintains over 85 emergency call boxes across the main campus. They may not look like a telephone but there is a single call button with a direct connection to the police telecommunication center. We regularly test each call box to ensure they are in working order.

Once the emergency call box is activated, the telecommunicators will ask about your emergency and promptly dispatch an officer to your location.