Emergency Dispatch

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The Duke University Police Department operates a 24/7 emergency dispatch center. If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1 or (919) 684-2444 to request assistance from our emergency dispatch center, which fields about 30,000 service calls from the public a year.

Trained dispatchers relay information to first-responders such as police, security and medical personnel.

If you dial 9-1-1 from a campus phone, you will reach the Duke University Police Department. Dialing 9-1-1 from a mobile phone connects you with local law enforcement. Duke police officers respond to all calls on campus.