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Welcome to the University Police Department
The University Police Department at Middle Tennessee State University comes under the charge of the Senior Vice President for the Division of Business and Finance. University Police has the overall responsibility for maintaining the safety and security of the MTSU community and is dedicated to ensuring that campus is a safe place to learn and work. In addition, the University Police provide several related support functions as a general service to various departments within the university. These functions include:

  • The overall responsibility for the safety and security of persons, buildings, and property on or about the campus of MTSU, including the patrol of the campus grounds on a twenty-four (24) hour a day basis to prevent and control crime.
  • The investigation of crimes, the apprehension of criminal offenders, and the recovery of stolen property.
  • The preservation of the peace and maintenance of good order.
  • Traffic enforcement and the issuance of citations for traffic violations.
  • The prime generator of reports, records, and state/federal mandated annual statistics concerning all crimes committed on university property or properties controlled by the University, including reports of missing persons, missing public and private property, accidents, and certain incidents of alleged violations of university regulations.
  • The support of special events and activities through the control of employment of contract security personnel, traffic, informational assistance, and the maintenance of an orderly atmosphere.
  • The coordination of efforts in areas of common responsibility and concern with other area law enforcement agencies, in order to insure representation of the University's interests.

    The University Police Department is an independent law enforcement agency recognized as such by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the State of Tennessee. The department currently consists of 36 commissioned police officers, 5 full-time dispatchers, approximately 20 part-time student workers, plus administrative staff. University Police operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is located at 1412 E. Main Street, Murfreesboro, TN, 37132.
  • Mission Statement and Core Values
    The mission of the University Police is to provide excellent, professional law enforcement services to the campus community while embracing the values of integrity, service and professionalism. This mission encompasses the protection of persons, public and private property, and the maintenance of an orderly campus environment. The University Police Department is a support function created to facilitate the general educational mission of the University. The goal of the department is to maintain an orderly environment that is conducive to a positive learning experience.
    All University Police Officers are POST certified and commissioned by Tennessee Board of Regents Policy 5:01:07:00, Commissioning Security Officers, as police officers and have full arrest powers. They meet the same employment and training requirements as all other police officers and deputy sheriffs in Tennessee.
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    1412 East Main Street
    Murfreesboro, Tn 37130

    Phone: (615) 898-2424
    Fax: (615)898-5041

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