Beginning Monday, Aug. 3, all non-emergency needs for University Police Department/security services at both the Gulf Park campus and GCRL/Cedar Point sites, all served by UPD, will change to the Central Dispatch number at 601.266.4986.
This facility is manned 7 days a week/24 hours a day. It is on the University’s communication system and can be accessed through 5-digit dialing if using a campus phone. When calling, those in need of service should tell the dispatcher which campus they are on and their request. UPD will then dispatch the appropriate personnel to manage the request. Individuals are asked to continue calling 911 if the event is an emergency. 911 operators are aware of the need to contact UPD if there is an emergency on our campuses and teaching sites.
Faculty, staff and students are asked to update the non-emergency UPD number stored in phones to 601.266.4986. This change will allow UPD to better document and track the needs at all of our campuses and teaching sites as it relates to calls for service. Current numbers used to contact the campuses will remain operational, but will be transferred to the new contact number.
To contact someone with UPD Command Staff, click here.