Emergency Phone Numbers

CALL 911: Emergency is defined as "A sudden, unexpected event requiring immediate action due to potential threat to health and safety, the environment, or property." For emergencies either on or off-campus, as defined above, call 911 to reach Galveston Emergency Dispatch for Police, Fire or Emergency Medical Services. Do not contact University Police; they will be notified by Galveston Emergency Dispatch if the incident is under TAMUG jurisdiction.

Do NOT call 911: Non-emergencies on TAMUG property, including to report a crime that is NOT in progress. Also, to conduct police business not related immediately to an emergency. For non-emergencies, dial (409)740-4545.

If the on-campus phone system is unavailable for any reason, the on-duty campus police officer may be contacted directly by calling (409)771-5185.


Galveston Police Non-Emergency: (409)797-3702

U.S. Coast Guard: (409)766-5620
To report boating accidents or other emergencies.

Women's Crisis Center of Galveston County: (409)765-7233
Hotline for sexual assault victims.

UTMB Psychiatric Crisis Center: (409)772-0770 8a.m. to 5p.m. weekdays or (409)762-1810 or (409)772-2222 nights and weekends. Ask for After-Hours Psychiatric.
Toll Free (800)787-2433 Suicide and Crisis Hotline.

Poison Control Center: (800)222-1222