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Jackson State University Police Department

When Crime Happens

When crimes happen on the campus of Jackson State University that pose an immediate threat to the campus community, crime alerts, as soon as possible, will be submitted to University Communications to be posted on the JSU website.  Crime alerts will also be issued via the Everbridge Campus Aware Alert System to inform the campus community of the crime and/or possible threat.

How to Report a Crime

All students, employees, and guests should promptly report criminal incidents, accidents, and other emergencies to the Department of Public Safety by dialing (601) 979-2580, or if calling from a campus phone, simply dial ext. 2580.

Persons reporting incidents are encouraged to stay calm and remain on the line so that the dispatcher can secure all needed information and an officer will be dispatched quickly.  Individuals may report incidents in person at the Dept. of Public Safety which has two(2) locations. The first location is directly north of the JSU Student Center. The second location is in the basement of the H. T. Sampson Library with the entrance facing the parking lot just north of Jones Sampson Building. The Dept. of Public Safety is available for service 24 hours- a -day, seven (7) days a week.