Reporting an Emergency

Report Emergency- 911

Emergency: Any threat to life and/or property that requires immediate response from police, fire or medical services.


  • Serious injury or illness
  • Crime in progress
  • Fire or explosion

If you are unsure if an incident is an emergency, call 911.


To report an emergency on campus:

  • Make sure you are in a safe location, otherwise find one
  • Do not attempt to interfere with the situation, except for self-protection
  • Observe the activity from a safe distance
  • Call 911
  • Tell the dispatcher:
    • Your location
    • Phone number from which you are calling
    • Nature of the emergency
  • Do not hang up unless your safety is threatened or you are told to do so
  • Watch for arrival of emergency personnel and direct them
  • After emergency personnel arrive,stay out of the way but do not leave

Clery Act Crimes:
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter, Negligent Manslaughter, Sex Offenses (Forcible and Non-forcible), Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Motor Vehicle Theft, Arson and Hate Crimes as defined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook.

To report a Clery Act crime:
Any Clery Act crime committed on or near University of Miami campuses should be reported to the following:

  • Coral Gables Campus: University of Miami Police Department.
  • Medical Campus (Miller School of Medicine & UHealth): Medical Security Department
  • Marine Campus (Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science): Emergency Preparedness and Campus Safety Manager and local police
  • For all other UM locations: University of Miami Police Department and local police

Please refer to the University’s Timely Warning Policy for more information about this reporting requirement.


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