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911 Communications

UC Public Safety’s 911 Communications Center is the first point of contact by telephone that most students and employees have with Public Safety. The 911 Communications Center is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by APCO (the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials) certified dispatchers that are trained to answer 911 emergency and non-emergency calls.

If a cell phone is used to contact our 911 Communications Center, the call will be routed to the nearest cell phone tower (city or county). Tell the dispatcher that you are a UC student, faculty or staff member or on UC’s campus and they will transfer the call to UC Dispatch and UCPD will respond.  

Our 911 Communications Center provides the following services:

  • Answer non-emergency lines for Public Safety, blue help phones, elevator phones, as well as work control after hours. 
  • Radio dispatch for police, security, fire, parking and ambulance services. 
  • Monitor the fire, access control, intrusion, and hold-up alarms across the campuses.

Hugh Young
Emergency Communication Supervisor

Dudley Smith 

The University of Cincinnati is one of the few universities in the country that has its own 911 system.