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University Police Department

Communications

 An important part of the University of Southern Mississippi Police Department is the Communications Division. They are responsible for handling all telephone and radio traffic for the department.
UPD Communications has state of the art dispatch equipment. Such equipment includes the Enhanced 911 System (E-911) which gives the location of the caller using GPS technology as well as caller ID in case the call is prematurely disconnected.  
Another important piece of equipment is the National Crime Information Center (N.C.I.C.) computer. This provides officers with a wide array of information through obtaining driver's license checks, license plate checks and provides the ability to check for warrants on fugitives. It also gives the detectives the ability to perform background checks and assists them in investigations.
However, the most important piece of equipment we rely on is the radio. Our communications cover all USM campuses including those on the Gulf Coast and provide the officers and admin personnel with the ability to disseminate information quickly and accurately. This is also the officer's lifeline making the relationship between the officer and the communications officer crucial. 
In order to be employed as a Communications Officer one must be able to pass a background check and oral interview. In addition, certification as a tele-communicator is highly valued. Those without such certification will be required to attain that certification within one year.
Picture of Communications Supervisor David Wilson
David Wilson 
Communications
Supervisor
601.266.4986
 
Picture of Communications Officer Jennifer Hession
Jennifer Hession
Communications Officer
601.266.4986
 
Hunter Williamson
Communications Officer
601.266.4986
 
 
 
Rebecca Bounds
Communications Officer
601.266.4986
 
Connie Hendry
Communications Officer
 601.266.4986
 
 Layna James
Communications Officer
 601.266.4986
 
William Ferguson
Communications Officer
 601.266.4986

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Bond Hall, 1st floor
118 College Drive #5061
Hattiesburg, MS 39407

Hattiesburg Campus

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601.266.4986

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138 Beach Park Place
730 East Beach Blvd
Long Beach, MS 39560

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