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Reporting Crimes and Emergencies

Please report crimes, suspicious activity or other emergencies immediately to the Northeastern University Police. Well-marked safety telephones are located throughout the campus.

  • Dial (617) 373-3333 or 3333 from any on-campus telephone. Calls are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week by full-time trained communications officers.
  • Give your name and state where you are.
  • Try to speak slowly and remain calm.
  • Specify the type of emergency: police, fire, medical.
  • Describe the situation as best as you can. Who? What? When? Where? How?
  • Let the communications officer know if the emergency is about to happen, is happening now or has just occurred?
  • Clarify whether weapons are involved.
  • Give the most accurate description possible of suspect(s) or vehicle(s) involved, and any additional information that may prove useful to the police department.
  • Listen carefully to what the communications officer on call says, and follow his or her directions.
  • Remember that 3333 is to be used for emergency purposes only.
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