University Police and Campus Safety

University of Mississippi

Mission

The Department of Police and Campus Safety is a service-oriented department, working as a team within the University’s Division of Student Affairs Administration, dedicated to developing community partnerships that will provide protection and crime prevention, while educating and working to ensure a civil, safe and disciplined environment conducive to the professional and ethical standards of the University of Mississippi.

Vision

The Department of Police and Campus Safety strives to become a distinguished leader in higher education law enforcement by providing the campus community with quality proactive police services and protection to promote a secure environment where diverse social, cultural, and educational values are encouraged to develop and prosper.

 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 and
CALEA Recognized 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.