UPD officer stands next to squad carThe 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.

Whom to call in an emergency

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 area will redirect calls to University Police as soon as they determine the emergency is on campus.


University Police

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

Gulf Park Campus (Long Beach)

University Police Department-Gulf Coast Division

  • 212 Bear Pointe Drive
  • 911 (emergency, directed to Long Beach Police Department)
  • 601.266.4986 (non-emergency)

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)