News at Mason
University Landline 911 Calls to be Transferred to Local County Police Agencies
June 23, 2019
This summer, 911 calls placed from university landline phones will start being transferred directly to local county police agencies. This modification will ensure uniformity in all Fire/EMS and Police 911 calls, as all cell/mobile 911 calls are currently answered by the local police agencies.
Should you dial 911 from a university landline, the local police agency will transfer your call to the George Mason Police Communication Center, located at the Police and Public Safety Center on the Fairfax Campus.
All police responses will still be handled by George Mason Police Department, and calls made to the department via the non-emergency line (703-993-2810) and the TDD line (703-993-2817) will be received by the Fairfax Campus Communications Center. The Arlington Campus police line (703-993-8070) and SciTech Campus police line (703-993-8370) are also unchanged.
Changes in the transfer of university landline 911 calls will go into effect on the following dates:
- Arlington Campus: July 9 (Arlington County 911 Center)
- SciTech Campus: July 16 (Prince William County 911 Center)
- Fairfax Campus: July 23–25 (Fairfax County 911 Center)
Questions about these changes may be directed to University Police at 703-993-2810.