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Student Handbook

Emporia State University Police and Safety


Emporia State University police officers are commissioned by the State of Kansas, having the same credentials as City of Emporia Police and Lyon County Sheriff Officers. Victims or witnesses of crimes may report to Emporia State University Police and Safety in a voluntary and confidential manner.

Each person in the campus community is urged to immediately report any suspicious or criminal activities to the university police at 620-341-5337. The Police and Safety Department is located near the northeast side of Welch Stadium.

In addition to maintaining a safe campus, the officers assist students, faculty, and staff with the following services:

Courtesy First Aid Service - When students, faculty, or staff are injured or become seriously ill on-campus, dial 911 and request ambulance service. Then, call 620-341-5337 immediately and report the incident to Police and Safety to notify them of action taken. All officers have taken first aid training and will transport individuals with minor injuries. Telephone calls for first aid should be made to 620-341-5337.

Escort Service - Any student, faculty member or staff member, on- or off-campus, may call the university police for an escort if he or she feels endangered in any way. On campus, the escort service may take the form of the officer walking with the person to his/her destination. The officers must be on state property as much as possible and may not leave to provide a taxi service. However, if a student off-campus feels threatened and has no other means of transportation, and a taxi service has indicated an extended wait, the individual may call the university police and request an escort.

Vehicle Problems - The officers will assist those on campus who have minor vehicle problems. They will also assist in opening locked doors. Police vehicles are equipped to assist in jump starts on campus. For more serious problems, the officers will see that proper help is called.

Emergency Messages Delivered - Since the Emporia State Police and Safety Office is open 24 hours a day year-round, the department will deliver emergency messages to students. Families of students should be informed of this service in case an emergency develops. The telephone number is 620-341-5337.