Getting Help

UW Police

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency Service Calls: 206-543-9331 / 206-685-8973
The UWPD provides:

  • Emergency response;
  • Crime prevention services that identify problems and develop mitigation plans to avoid violence;
  • Workplace security reviews and assistance with developing workplace security plans (see Workplace Security Plan document).

UW Violence Prevention and Response Program

206-685-SAFE (206-685-7233)
The UW Violence Prevention and Response Program provides:

  • 24/7 Central reporting and consultation for non-urgent concerns about violence and violence prevention
  • Immediate risk mitigation recommendations and resources
  • Collaborative risk assessment and action plan creation
  • Follow-up monitoring of situations of concern
  • Violence prevention training for the campus community
  • Customized departmental training upon request

UW CareLink

UW CareLink is the faculty and staff employee assistance program (EAP). It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Confidential, short-term consultation for personal and work issues is available to employees, their dependents and household members at no cost. Toll free: 866-598-3978; for 24-hour crisis services and TDD access, call 800-833-3031.

UW Alert

UW Alert is a University of Washington (UW) developed communications service that distributes official information during emergencies or crisis situations that may disrupt normal UW operation or threaten the health or safety of members of the UW community. Signing up for UW Alert can help you know about, and how to respond to, an event in the most effective manner possible, as early as possible.


206-685-3146 - Operates Monday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. during autumn, winter and spring quarters. Shuttles transport students, faculty, and staff from campus to their destinations in three zones within one mile north, east, and west of campus. Passengers may ride free with a U-PASS.

Husky NightWalk

206-685-WALK (206-685-9255) - Call to have a UW security guard accompany you on foot to the nearest NightRide stop, or to any on-campus location; service is available 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. every night of the week except holidays.


If you or others may be in danger


206-685-SAFE (7233)
For advice and resources


206-685-WALK (9255)
UW safety guards
to walk with you

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