University Police and Campus Safety

University of Mississippi

About UPD

Contact Information

Kinard Hall – Wing C, Floors 2 & 3
University, MS 38677
662-915-5371 (fax)

Important Numbers

  • Weather, school cancellation, or other emergency news: 662-915-1040
  • Mississippi Highway Patrol District Offices:
    • Batesville: 662-563-4651
    • Brookhaven: [601]833-7811
    • Greenwood: 662-453-4515
    • Gulfport: [228]864-1314
    • Hattiesburg: [601]264-3529
    • Jackson: [601]987-1212
    • Meridian: [601]693-1926
    • New Albany: 662-534-4755
    • Starkville: 662-323-5314
  • Road conditions:
    • Mississippi: 1-888-728-4218
    • Natchez Trace Parkway: 1-662-680-4027 & 1-662-680-4000
    • Alabama: 1-334-242-4128
    • Arkansas: 1-800-245-1672
    • Louisiana: 1-800-469-4828
    • Missouri: 1-800-222-6400
    • Tennessee: 1-800-342-3258
    • Texas: 1-800-452-929


The Department of Police and Campus Safety is a service-oriented department, working within the Division of Student Affairs, dedicated to
educating and working with the University community ensuring a safe, tranquil environment conducive to the objectives of the University.


The vision of The University of Mississippi Police Department is to become a recognized leader
in higher education law enforcement by providing the public with quality police service and protection.

Authority & Operation

The safety and security of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors are of great concern to the University of Mississippi. UPD, a full service law enforcement agency operating twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, is responsible for campus police and security related matters.

UPD officers, who have arrest powers and are armed, routinely conduct vehicle, bicycle, motorcycle and foot patrols on campus and enforce state laws as well as university policies and regulations. UPD works closely with other community law enforcement agencies such as the Oxford Police Department and the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department in investigations of shared concern.

UPD has formal agreements with the Oxford Police Department and the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department to receive reports of criminal activity at off-campus student organizations whose participants are university students. The off-campus student organizations are those recognized by the university, including student organizations with off-campus housing facilities.