Chief Ralph Oliver

Message from Chief Oliver 

Welcome to the University of Kansas Office Of Public Safety website.  On behalf of my staff, I extend our greetings. We place the highest priority on personal safety...... 

   When to Call 911?​

POLICE - If you should see someone committing a crime, a person who is about to commit a crime, or a crime has already occurred.

FIRE - On all actual fires, smell of smoke or gas, or if you should see smoke rising from an object that is on fire.

MEDICAL - If a person should need immediate medical attention.

   What to do when you call 911?​

  1. Give the location of the emergency.
  2. State what type of emergency that you have.
  3. Give the dispatcher your name.
  4. Give the dispatcher your phone number and what location you are calling from if it differs from the location of the emergency.

Non-Emergency Telephone Numbers If you have a non-emergency situation, call 864-5900 or 864-5913. If you would like to report a crime anonymously, call KU CRIMESTOPPERS at 864-8888. You can anonymously provide information that may lead to the arrest of suspects who have committed a crime.

Campus Alerts

Contact Us

Emergency 911

Non-Emergency 785-864-5900

Records Request 785-864-5900

KU Crime Stoppers 785-864-8888

Lost and Found 785-864-5910


1501 Crestline Drive Suite 120

Lawrence, KS 66045

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