The mission of The University of Mississippi Police Department is to create a safe and supportive campus environment that assists the university in fulfilling its broader mission, while aiding in the personal and professional development of the members of the campus community.
Through the use of the most practical equipment, the latest technology, and by providing our department members with the most up to date training available, we strive to provide our community with fair, ethical, and professional police services through a community policing philosophy.
Authority & Operation
The safety and security of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors are of great concern to the University of Mississippi. The University of Mississippi Police Department is a full – service State Accredited 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.