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In emergencies, IPFW to call 911

IPFW callers needing emergency services will dial 911 instead of 9-911 or a campus telephone number, the university said today.

The change is part of a cooperative agreement between IPFW and the Fort Wayne and Allen County Consolidated Communications Partnership, the university said in a statement.

Non-emergency calls to IPFW police should continue to be placed by calling 471-6827, the statement said.

"(W)e felt that using the CCP as our dispatch service for the IPFW Police Department will strengthen the good working relationship that we already have with the Fort Wayne Police Department," said Walt Branson, vice president for financial affairs, in the statement.

IPFW said it expected the response time to emergencies would be the same, if not quicker, under the new dispatch method.