Welcome to The University of Southern Mississippi Police Department!

Message from the chief:

Welcome to the University of Southern Mississippi Police Department home page. This site reflects our commitment to providing innovative, community specific, and relevant services to the campus community that we serve. It is our hope that you will find everything here that you need to know about safety, security, and police services that we provide.

 

Since I last updated this page, I am proud to announce that the University Police Department is now providing police services to our Gulf Coast learning and research sites. This includes our Gulf Park campus located in Long Beach Mississippi and the Gulf Coast Research Lab (GCRL) Halstead and Cedar Point facilities located in Ocean Springs Mississippi.

 

Our home page is designed to facilitate easy access to our most requested information on programs and services, crime information, and our annual report, which contains comprehensive crime statistics for The University of Southern Mississippi campuses and learning sites. In an effort to better serve the community, we have added additional pages that will help answer questions that you may have. A new FAQ page will contain answers to frequently asked questions regarding police procedure. In addition you will find pages that contain information about Active Shooter on Campus, Workplace Violence, a lighting comments form, and information pertaining to our Campus Security Officers (night security). We have also added an Online Survey that will afford the community that we serve an opportunity to evaluate the services that are provided by the University Police Department.

 

The University Police Department understands the overall academic mission of the university and strives to play a vital role in enhancing that mission. Concern for the community's well-being, a desire to provide service and assistance whenever possible, and a constant desire to support the academic environment are all factors inherent in the department's daily operations and policies.

 

Remember, information and personal awareness are your most powerful tools for protecting yourself. If the information you are seeking is not contained on our web site, please contact our department 601-266-4986. We will be happy to provide you with any additional information you need or take suggestions as to how we can better serve you.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bob Hopkins

Chief of Police

The University of Southern Mississippi Police Department

Accredited by  Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since 2005

bob.hopkins@usm.edu

601-266-4947 Office

601-266-4986 Police Dispatch 24/7

 

118 College Drive # 5061, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001