Crime Prevention Services
The following are a list of Crime Prevention Unit services available at Southern Miss:
The UPD has strategically placed 45 code blue phones throughout the Hattiesburg campus and 6 on the Gulf Park Campus at Long Beach. Take a few minutes to locate and identify Code Blue Phones where you park, work, walk, or play at usm.edu/emergency-phones (Hattiesburg campus) or usm.edu/gulfcoast/about/campus-map (Gulf Park campus).
If you have an emergency, simply press the red button, once activated these phones will directly dial into the UPD dispatch office where a patrol unit will be dispatched for assistance.
Campus Security Officers (Night Security)
CSOs are assigned to a residence hall area with the responsibility of providing services for that hall. In addition to monitoring the residence halls they provide security to the parking lots in their area.CSOs assist in the enforcement of all residence halls policies as well as university policy. Some of their specific duties include seeing that the visitation policy is adhered to, checking of all doors to see that they are in proper working order and secured, walk through of residence halls in the assigned area, and enforcement of parking rules and regulations on violations that impact emergency access to residence halls. They also assist with campus escorts in their area of responsibility.
Lost and Found Property
Lost and found property turned into The University of Southern Mississippi Police Department is stored for at least 90 days, then transferred to The University of Southern Mississippi Property Accountability for the yearly public auction. Items are periodically posted in the Student Printz