Emergency - Police/Fire/EMS

For any on campus emergency or any emergency involving Brown students, faculty or staff, call 401-863-4111.

To avoid delays in service, Brown strongly recommends using the Brown Emergency Services number instead of 911 when on or near campus (including Medical School, South Main, and the Jewelry District).  Brown Emergency operator will dispatch the Police, Fire or EMS personnel closest to you and will be able to route them to your location on campus faster.

When calling Emergency Services, please be ready to:

  • Provide the location of the emergency (or describe the location e.g. nearby landmarks, street signs, building numbers)
  • Describe the emergency, including type of emergency, people involved, and injuries or life threats
  • Stay on the line with operator for further instructions until Police, Fire or EMS personnel arrives

For non-emergencies you may call the Routine Public Safety Response number: 401-863-3322

Available 24x7
Available to all campus
No registration required