Whom to Call in an Emergency

The University of Southern Mississippi strives to provide a safe living, learning and working environment for its students, faculty and staff.

Emergency operations and communications plans ensure timely and appropriate assessment, response and information dissemination in the event an emergency incident occurs.

In the event of an emergency, you should dial 911 from any of The University of Southern Mississippi's campuses or facilities. Callers should remain on the line to ensure dispatchers have the correct location.

Calls from a land line will be directed either to University Police (Hattiesburg) or base security (Stennis Space Center). Calls from a cell phone will be directed to the appropriate local jurisdiction. 911 dispatchers in the Hattiesburg, Long Beach and Ocean Springs areas will redirect calls to University Police as soon as they determine the emergency is on campus.

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University Police

  • 911 (emergency)
  • 601.266.4986 (non-emergency)
  • Bond Hall, First Floor West

Gulf Park Campus, Long Beach

University Police Department - Gulf Coast Division

  • 911 (emergency, directed to Long Beach Police Department)
  • 601.266.4986 (non-emergency)
  • 138 Beach Park Place

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory and Cedar Point - Ocean Springs 

University Police Department - Gulf Coast Division

  • 911 (emergency, directed to Ocean Springs Police Department)
  • 601.266.4986 (non-emergency)

Stennis Space Center

  • 911 (emergency, directed to Hancock County Emergency Dispatch Center)
  • 228.688.3636 (security department)