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Your UMMC Police & Public Safety Department

The University of Mississippi Medical Center Police and Public Safety Department (UMMC PD) is the police agency with jurisdiction for the UMMC main campus in Jackson, including parking areas in the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium parking lot (2531 N. State St. Jackson, MS 39216), the Medical Towers (440 E. Woodrow Wilson Ave., Jackson, MS 39216), Lakeland Medical (764 Lakeland Dr., Jackson, MS 39216) and Holmes County Rural Health Clinic in Lexington, MS. UMMC PD is staffed by duly sworn, state certified law enforcement officers who are responsible for enforcing federal, state and local laws as well as UMMC policies and regulations. Your UMMC PD police officers regularly patrol UMMC property on foot, in vehicles and on bicycles. UMMC PD also employs non-sworn security personnel to supplement campus security measures on the main campus.

Patrol and dispatch services are provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and provide access to additional local emergency services. The Communications Unit is staffed by state certified dispatchers who coordinate all UMMC emergency communications. UMMC PD dispatch personnel are also responsible for contacting area agencies to include the City of Jackson Fire Department, American Medical Response (AMR), and other local agencies as necessary.

In addition to patrol and security operations, UMMC PD has a Criminal Investigations Division, that is responsible for investigating felony crimes affecting faculty, staff, students, patients, and visitors on the campuses of UMMC. UMMC PD recently rolled out a Behavioral Response Team (BRT) that responds to incidents involving persons in crisis both in the clinical settings and elsewhere on campus as a means to better serve our campus community.

UMMC PD is in the self-assessment phase of becoming accredited with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA®) and as such is evaluating our policies and procedures to meet these nationally recognized standards.

Our Mission

In collaboration with our UMMC partners, the UMMC PD is committed to providing a safe environment for all students, faculty, staff, patients, and visitors. UMMC PD personnel will be empathetic and always treat people with dignity and respect. We will keep our methods transparent and remain accountable to ourselves and our diverse community.

Our Core Values

  • Act with integrity
  • Remain professional
  • Respect yourself and others
  • Be accountable to yourself, your teammates, and your community
  • Transparency builds trust
  • Be empathetic, everyone has a story