University Police

Picture of the University Police building and cars.

University Police

Welcome and thank you for visiting the web site for the University Police Department of Missouri Southern State University. It is our hope that by providing information regarding the services provided by this department the students, faculty/staff, parents and visitors will have a more positive experience.

The emergency and non-emergency number is 417-626-2222.

If you are unable to reach an officer call 417-623-3131: Then press 1-421# (Joplin Police Department Communications) and a dispatcher will contact the University Police Officer on duty directly by radio.

If you would like to give the University Police Department a tip about a crime on Southern’s campus you can send the information to

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Five officers in police tactical gear

Back L-R are (Ross Collins, James Swift, Les Shaeffer),
Front L-R are (Ken Kennedy and Josh Miller).

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