Department of Public Safety

Contacting the Police - Emergency Phones

The University of Nothern Iowa has ten phones located across campus for use in emergencies. UNI Police respond to emergency phone calls

Blue Phone Box

Using the Phone

  • Push the red button
  • Speak into the phone to report emergency
  • Strobe light on top will flash, marking the location for responding officers

To combat false alarms, any person initiating a false call on the blue light or other emergency phones may be subject to criminal charges.




Blue Light


  • North Dome Lot
  • North End of Dike (South Art Lot)
  • North of Curris Business Building
  • East of 23rd Street Market
  • North of Lang Hall
  • Between Gilchrist and the Greenhouse
  • North of the Industrial Technology Center
  • North of ROTH
  • Between CEEE and the Bridge to University Apartments/ROTH
  • Between the Rod Library and Maucker Union
  • Panther Village in the Noehren CP Parking Lot
  • All Levels of the Multimodal Transportation Center

See a map of the Emergency Phone Locations