On the EIU campus there are 22 emergency phones, located in strategic areas that are in the paths of most foot traffic. These phones are easily identifiable by the blue light that is always lighted and is about 7 feet off the ground. A push of the button activates the phone and the blue light flashes. A police dispatcher will answer "911" and ask if police, fire or medical is needed. Whether there is a voice answer or not, an Eastern Illinois University Police Officer will be immediately dispatched to the activated phone to check on the well being of the caller. These phones are for EMERGENCIES only and prank activation will result in prosecution of the offender.
7th & Grant
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
For emergencies call 911
Non-Emergency Dispatch – 217-581-3212
Police Records & Administration – 217-581-3213
Parking Services – 217-581-5416