POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Alcorn State University Police Department is supervised by the Chief of Police,
who is responsible for all aspects of daily operations of the department. The Chief of Police is under the direct
supervision of the Senior Vice President for Administration and Chief Operating
authority of the police is derived from Title 37-105-9 of the Mississippi Code,
which provides, in part:
act which, if committed within the limits of a city, town, or village, or in
any public place, would be a violation of the general laws of this state. It shall be criminal and punishable if
done on the campus, grounds or roads of any of the state institutions of higher
learning. The peace officers duly appointed by the Board of Trustees of State
Institutions of Higher Learning are vested with the powers and subjected to the
duties of a constable for the purpose of preventing and punishing all
violations of law on university or college grounds, and for preserving order
and decorum thereon.
Alcorn State University Police Department’s mission is to provide public safety
and other related services to the University community in a courteous
professional and ethical manner.
Members of the department strive to work in partnership with the
University community to identify, prevent and solve problems of crime within
the University community and to foster partnerships with campus neighbors and
other public safety professionals.
and security are top priorities of the Alcorn State University Police
Department. Every student, staff
member, faculty and administrative person is encouraged to take notice of
safety and security policies and practices. The ultimate goal of the police department is to prevent the
commission of crime by working with the community. Knowledge and awareness of
criminal activity and practices are of paramount importance.
police department provides an escort service for students, staff and faculty
after dark. Female students,
faculty and staff are cautioned that if you must walk at night, please walk
with an escort or in a group. In
special situations, a police escort is available; please call (601) 877-3000 or
3000 if on the campus to request this service.
need your help to catch criminals and offenders. Your feedback can help us keep
our University community a safe and a pleasant place to live. If you witness criminal activity,
please report it immediately.
There may come a time when you witness an activity that needs reporting
and you do not want to report in person.
Please take advantage of our Confidential Crime Reporting form.
is crucial to notify the campus quickly in time-sensitive situations, because
up-to-date communication helps minimize the spread of misinformation, restore
order and provide direction and even prevent injuries and save lives. The system can be used to notify
students and staff members of school closures and contingency plans due to
police department provides emergency alerts through the University’s
state-of-the-art emergency notification system, Connect-Ed. It is the fastest way to ensure that the
campus community receives critical notification on safety issues, school
closings, weather alerts and any other emergency or police matter. Registered recipients receive
simultaneous messages via text-message capable phones, PDAs and email to alert
registrants to information critical to their safety and well-being.
information about the Connect-ED service for post-secondary educators is
available at www.blackboardconnect.com.
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