University Police

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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: 

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

If you are unable to reach an officer call: 

Then press 1-421#

for Joplin Police Department Communications.

A dispatcher will contact University Police directly by radio.


Surviving an active shooter event


Five officers in police tactical gear

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

police shield emblemRegistered Sex Offenders on Campus

  • A federal law, the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act amendment to the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, requires registered sex offenders to indicate when they are enrolled or employed at institutions of higher learning.
  • The law further requires state law enforcement authorities, in this case the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, to provide Missouri Southern State University Police Department with a list of registered sex offenders who have indicated that they are either enrolled or employed at the MSSU campus.
  • Missouri Southern State University is required to inform the campus community of the existence of the list and where it is available for review. The list is available to be viewed at the MSSU Police Department, 726 N. Mission Hills Drive, Joplin, MO. 
  • For additional information on the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act visit

MSSU Sex Offender List:

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