University Police and Campus Safety

University of Mississippi

Crime Reports

UPD maintains a database of all calls for service.  The Computer Aided Dispatch and Records Management System is used to record all significant events reported to the police department.  Click the ‘+’ next to the record to see additional details. View the Daily Log.

To view a Map of Incidents Click Here

For questions or comments concerning the crime reports contact upd@olemiss.edu.

Crime Alerts

“Crime Alerts” are posted as a means to make the Ole Miss community aware of any situation that poses a potential threat to the safety and well-being of our faculty, staff, students, and visitors. By helping to apprise you of crimes and other troublesome situations, the University Police Department [UPD] hopes to heighten your awareness and encourage you to actively participate in crime prevention. Personal safety practices and knowledge are your best line of defense against crime. This alert is intended to promote safety and security on campus and to comply, in part, with the ”Clery Act” [the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1990].

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault at Stockard Hall reported on October 21 at 3:32 a.m. Suspect has been identified.

In compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, a Crime Alert is being issued for a reported sexual assault.

REPORTED OFFENSE:  Sexual Assault

REPORTED TIME AND LOCATION OF OFFENSE:  Reported at 3:32 a.m., location of crime was Stockard Hall

SUSPECT:  The suspect has been identified.

Sexual assault can happen to anyone.  Each member of the UM community shares in the responsibility to create and maintain a safe and respectful environment for all individuals.  The perpetrator, not the survivor, is responsible for any instance of sexual assault.

You can help reduce the risk of sexual assault by watching out for the safety of others.  To increase your safety and that of others, please consider the following:

– Consent – Anyone initiating any kind of sexual contact with another person must obtain their consent.  Consent is an agreement or permission expressed through affirmative, voluntary words or actions that are mutually understandable to all parties involved.  Consent cannot be given by someone who is incapacitated by the use of alcohol and/or drugs.

– Personal Safety – Perpetrators often use drugs and/or alcohol to target potential victims.  Date rape drugs are tasteless, colorless, odorless, can be ingested in a multitude of forms, and effects are not immediately apparent.  Be cautious of any substance you are drinking, eating or inhaling that you have not personally prepared and has not remained in your constant control.

– Bystander Intervention – Look out for each other.  If you cannot be with a group of trusted friends, tell one or more of them where you are going, whom you will be with, when you expect to return, and let them know you will contact them if anything changes.  If you see someone in trouble, safely intervene or call the police immediately.

Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is encouraged to call the University of Mississippi Police Department at 662-915-4911.

For more information on sexual violence prevention and resources, see http://umsafe.olemiss.edu.

Additional safety tips can be found at:  https://upd.olemiss.edu/crime-prevention/

Crimes are identified using the terminology from the Clery Act.  Additional information on the Clery Act, including definitions of crime terms can be found at: https://upd.olemiss.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2017/10/ASR2017.pdf

Sexual Violence: Residential Area

Policy:

Risk Reduction:

–          Download the LiveSafe app and send in tips if you see something suspicious.

–          If you are walking by yourself, use LiveSafe to “Safe Walk” or call a friend while you walk.

Bystander Intervention:

–          If you see someone who needs help, do something. We take care of each other on our campus.

Resources:

–          Call UPD in any emergency or to provide information related to this incident at 662-915-4911.

–          Visit UMSAFE.olemiss.edu for more information about our policies and resources.

Crime Alert: 02:13 AM, Tuesday, September 26

Sexual Assault

UPD is investigating a report of sexual assault that occurred on 9/25/17 at Brown Hall.

UPD is investigating a reported sexual assault that occurred on 9/25/17. UPD received this report at approximately 11:53 p.m. The incident is reported to have occurred at Brown Hall.

No further information is available at this time.

UPD would like to share some personal;safety tips.

*If you are attending an event, go with a friend.

*Let others know your plans.

*Do not accept an open drink from anyone.

*Be aware of your surroundings.

*Download the LiveSafe app.

*Walk with a companion.

*Walk in well lit areas.

*If you are being followed, use a “code blue” emergency phone, or use cell phone to call UPD (662-915-7234)

*If you are alone, call UPD at 662-915-7234 for a Safe Walk/24 hours a day.

Update:  Sexual Battery

September 21, 2017

A person of interest has been identified and interviewed in reference to the reported sexual battery which occurred on September 15, 2017.  Investigation continues in this matter.

Crime Alert: Sexual Battery

Important MessageCrime Alert: Sexual Battery UPD is investigating a report of sexual battery that occurred on 9/15/17 in the area of Poole and West Drives.

Crime Alert: Sexual Battery
UPD is investigating a report of sexual battery that occurred on 9/15/17 around 11:30 p.m. in the area of Poole and West Drives.  No further information is available at this time.

UPD would like to share some personal safety tips.

*If you are attending an event, go with a friend.

*Let others know your plans.

*Do not accept an open drink from anyone.

*Be aware of your surroundings.

*Download the LiveSafe app

*Walk with a companion.

*Walk in well lit areas.

*If you are being followed, use a “code blue” emergency phone, or use cell phone to call UPD (662-915-7234)

*If you are alone, call UPD at 662-915-7234 for a Safe Walk/24 hours a day.

 

Update of Sexual Assault

UPD has conducted an investigation into the alleged sexual assault reported last night at Phi Kappa Psi on Fraternity Row.

Based on information provided by the complainant and alleged suspect the elements of the act did not fulfill the statutory requirements for sexual assault. The incident is now being investigated as Disturbing Public Peace (boisterous conduct). No charges are pending at this time.

Reported Sexual Assault

UPD is investigating a report of a sexual assault taking place on Friday 9/23/16 around 9:30 p.m.

(upd@olemiss.edu)

UPD seeking information

UPD is seeking information on a reported crime on Saturday 9/17/16 at approximately 12:30 a.m.

(upd@olemiss.edu)

Thefts of catalytic converters reported

The University Police Department has received four reports over the last two weeks regarding the theft of catalytic converters from vehicles parked in lots around campus. Those with vehicles on campus should park in well-lit areas and check on their vehicles frequently. Contact UPD at 662-915-4911 if you see suspicious activity in parking lots or around parked vehicles. If you have information about these thefts or have experienced damage to your vehicle, please call UPD to report the information.

 

UPD would like to point out some safety tips:

  • Immediately report to UPD any suspicious persons or vehicles you observe with as much identifying information as possible.
  • Carry a cell phone and program UPD’s phone numbers: 662-915-4911 for emergency and 662-915-7234 for non-emergency.
  • Be alert to your surroundings at all times.
  • If possible avoid being out late by yourself – especially in isolated less populated areas of campus.
  • Call UPD at 662-915-7234 for a security escort.
  • Use one of the Code Blue emergency telephone units to contact UPD to report suspicious activity or request assistance.