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Police + Safety Services

Our officers provide safety services and programs

Police + Safety Services

As fully commissioned law enforcement officers, the ESU Police and Safety officers respond to suspicious or criminal activity. They also work with the campus community to provide safety education programs.

Each person in the campus community is urged to report any suspicious or criminal activities immediately to the University Police at 620-341-5337.

For emergencies on campus, always dial 9-1-1, which will connect you with the Lyon County Communications Center, which dispatches Emporia Police Department, Emporia Fire Department and Lyon County Sheriff’s Office. The Lyon County and Emporia State dispatch centers also communicate directly with each other.

The Police and Safety Department is located near the northeast side of the football stadium.

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

Courtesy First Aid

When students, faculty or staff are injured or become seriously ill on campus, phone 911 and request ambulance service. Then, immediately call 620-341-5337 and report the incident to Police and Safety to notify them of action taken.

All officers have taken first aid training. The police vehicles are equipped to transport an individual with minor injuries. All calls for first aid should be made to 620-341-5337.


All students, faculty or staff may call the university police for an escort if they feel endangered in any way — both on or off campus.

On campus, the escort service may take the form of the officer walking with the person to his or her destination. The officers must be on state property as much as possible and may not leave to provide a taxi service. If a student off campus feels threatened and has no other means of transportation, however, and a taxi service has indicated an extended wait, the individual may call the university police and request an escort.

Vehicle Problems

Officers will assist those people on campus who have minor vehicle problems. They will assist in opening locked doors. Three of the police vehicles are equipped to assist in jump starts on campus grounds. Jumper cables are also available at the Police and Safety building for short term use. For more serious problems, the officers will see that proper help is called.

Emergency Message Delivery

Because the ESU 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.

Emergency Phones

There are 10 emergency phones directly linked to the Police and Safety office. The phones are located at:

  • Highland Street and Morse Drive (north of the Student Recreation Center)
  • 18th Avenue and Morse Drive (west of the HPER building)
  • Northeast of Visser Hall
  • West of Science Hall
  • Northwest of Beach Music Hall
  • West Stadium (in the walkway under the press box "Pavilion")
  • 15th Avenue and Morse Drive (north of Northeast Morse Hall)
  • Southwest of Science Hall
  • South of Plumb Hall
  • Southeast of King Hall
  • Northeast of Stormont Maintenance
  • Wooster Drive and Highland Street (Base of Highland Hill near the entrance to the Art Annex)