Security for UMMC campus


Physical safety and personal security go hand in hand at University of Mississippi Medical Center, thanks to the UMMC police department. Its ranks of more than 85 officers assist and protect patients, visitors, faculty, staff and students 24 hours a day on the 164-acre campus.

  • For emergencies, call 911 or (601) 815-3072.

Police powers

State law grants UMMC police the power to enforce traffic rules and general criminal laws of the state. Officers are certified in compliance with state law, and they work closely in conjunction with state and local law enforcement agencies.

Department divisions include:

  • Administration
  • Investigation
  • Uniform patrol
  • Bike patrol
  • Lost and found
  • General assistance and escort

The department headquarters are located in trailer #14 in front of the Hardy Clinical Sciences Building. For non-emergencies or to request an escort at night or on weekends, call (601) 984-1360.

    General safety recommendations

    • Park in a well-lighted area.
    • Lock your vehicle.
    • Do not leave valuables in your vehicle.
    • When returning to your car after dark, check under your car and in the backseat
      before entering the car.
    • Drive with a partner, let someone know where you are going, and vary your route.
    • Tuck jewelry that might attract attention inside your clothes.
    • Make a list of all credit cards and account numbers. Report the loss or theft of your credit cards or identification card to police immediately.
    • Keep a personal inventory or photograph of your valuables.
    • Lock your doors at all times, even if you are leaving for a short period of time.
    • Don’t advertise that you aren’t home by letting mail or newspapers accumulate on your doorstep or recording a revealing message on your answering machine.
    • Do not hide a spare key outside your door.
    • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.