Emergency Call BoxesThere are many emergency call boxes located around Baylor campus, with many more to be added as recent campus expansions are completed. These phones are provided as an immediate means of communication to Baylor DPS during an emergency. There are currently two different styles of emergency call boxes on campus as the newer models are slowly integrated into the system throughout campus. Both can be recognized by the large pole (yellow) with a blue light at the top. Some call boxes are mounted directly onto a wall instead of a pole, depending on location. Both are also equipped with a (yellow) face plate which contains a large red call button and a speaker. To use the call box, simply press and release the call button and a dispatcher will answer within a few seconds. Report your location and emergency clearly to the dispatcher. There is no need to push the call button again to disconnect, the dispatcher will disconnect when appropriate.
Tampering or "false alarms" are a violation of Penal Code Sec. 42.061 - Silent or Abusive calls to 911 or Public Safety Service. A person is in violation of this code if he or she makes a telephone call to 911 or the Public Safety Service when there is not an actual emergency. An offense under this section is a class "B" misdemeanor, which is punishable by:
1. a fine not to exceed $2,000.00;
2. confinement in jail for a period not to exceed 180 days;
3. or both fine and confinement.
For those with hearing or communication impaired disabilities, be aware that a Police Officer will respond to this location immediately upon activation of the call button. For questions or comments on this web page or any of the information presented here, call the Department of Risk Management at 710-4586.