Campus Police and Security

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Campus Police and Security

The University of Mississippi Medical Center has its own police force. State law, Chapter 105 of the Mississippi Code Annotated 1972, grants UMMC police the power to enforce traffic rules and general criminal laws of the state.  

The department works in conjunction with law enforcement authorities, including the Jackson Police Department and the Hinds County Sheriff's department. The UMMC Police Department provides 24-hour assistance to students, employees, patients and campus visitors. 

Mission

Our mission is to provide a safe and secure environment that allows patients, visitors, employees, students, volunteers and others to deliver or receive quality services, free of fear and threats for their personal safety and property.

  • For emergencies, call 911 or (601) 815-3072.
  • For non-emergencies or to request an escort at night or on weekends, call (601) 984-1360.
  • Department headquarters is located in trailer #14 in front of the Hardy Clinical Sciences Building.

General safety recommendations

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Remain alert and attentive to potential dangers, and avoid risky situations.
  • Be aware of security during vacation/holiday periods when there are fewer people on campus.
  • Report suspicious incidents to Campus Police immediately.
  • Park in a well-lighted area.
  • Notify UMMC Campus Police if lights are out or inadequate. Lock your vehicle, and do not leave valuables in it, even if you are only leaving for a short period of time.
  • When returning to your car after dark, have your keys in hand and ready to use. Check under your car and in the backseat before entering it.
  • If you regularly travel to campus, drive with a partner, let someone know where you are going, and vary your route.
  • Tuck jewelry that might attract attention inside your clothes.
  • Make and keep a list of all credit cards and account numbers. Report any loss or theft of your credit cards or identification card to police immediately.
  • Keep a personal inventory or photograph of your valuables, and report any theft to police immediately