Commonly known as "blue light phones" because of their distinctive blue light on top, these phones are located throughout Grounds, in UVA garages, and in surrounding neighborhoods. Blue light phones on Grounds connect directly to the UVA Police Department, while phones off Grounds connect to the Emergency Communications Center (911). To call for help, press the button in the area labeled "EMERGENCY." A dispatcher will answer and assist you. The dispatcher will also instantly have information on the exact location of the phone you activated. If a caller doesn't speak or can't, an officer is immediately dispatched to the phone site. See the web page located HERE for maps indicating the locations of "Blue Light" Police Emergency Phones on campus.
Information about the Emergency Phone Program and the link to the Public Emergency Phones Dashboard that lists details about phone locations and provides a place to report an emergency phone problem is now posted under the “Safety Technology” tab on the Department of Safety and Security website.
Map of Blue Light Phones