Chief's Message

Thank you for visiting the Middle Tennessee State University Police Department’s Web site. I hope you will find the information contained here very useful.

Middle Tennessee State University contains a thriving college campus environment where men and women further their educational pursuits. What was once a small college has blossomed into one of the largest undergraduate universities in the State of Tennessee.

Within the framework of this institution sits the MTSU Police Department, a full service law enforcement agency that includes the functional units of patrol, investigations, crime prevention, training, and records management. Our Police Department reacts to reports of crime, proactively investigates suspicious activity, identifies and arrests offenders, and assists all university departments and personnel with maintaining and sustaining a safer campus environment. In addition, the Department provides documentation for incidents and events including crime statistics, accident reports and incident reports. Our Department, with its ongoing mission of providing excellent, professional law enforcement services to the campus community, looks to lend support for a secure and safer environment for everyone who works, attends, or visits the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

The MTSU Police Department’s goal is to maintain an orderly environment that is conducive to a positive learning experience. In order to accomplish this task, our Police Department maintains a law enforcement presence on campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We divide our time between assisting individuals, groups, and departments and performing specific police functions on campus. Our officers constantly strive to maintain professionalism and effectiveness in their interactions with students, faculty, staff, and visitors. We afford direction and resources for students; we support the efforts of faculty to instruct students; and we work with staff members who provide assistance to students. We also encourage visitors to call on us for assistance as well.

Please contact our Police Department if you have any questions or if we can be of help. Our phone number is 615-898-2424, or you can dial 911 for immediate emergency assistance. Our office is located on 1412 East Main Street in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Again, thank you for your time and for your visit.

Edwin "Ed" Kaup, Chief of Police
Middle Tennessee State University Police Department