Personal Safety Alerts

November 5, 2017

The University and Police Services are issuing this message in a continuing effort to communicate safety information to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

At 7:35 PM today (Sunday, November 5, 2017), University Police responded to an attempted strong-armed robbery on Desoto Avenue near Patterson Street. Two females reported an African-American man dressed in all black with a gold or orange bandana over his face approached and demanded their personal items. He was not armed and did not indicate a weapon. The females did not surrender their property and the man ran and got into a silver four-door sedan occupied by a woman and another man on Patterson Street. The vehicle was last seen driving north on Patterson. There were no injuries.

The University Police Department and the Memphis Police Department are investigating the incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the University Police or the Memphis Police Department. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

The university police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please program our number into your cell phone's "speed dial." The university police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at http://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php. Additionally, you can contact the Tiger Escort Program, which provides on-campus escorts from dusk until dawn, by calling 901-678-4663/HOME. Students at the Law School can request an escort at the security desk.

You can sign up to receive emergency alert messages and contact Police Services through the LiveSafe app for smartphones (http://www.memphis.edu/police/pdf/uofm-livesafe-onboarding-ios.pdf or http://www.memphis.edu/police/pdf/uofm-livesafe-onboarding-android.pdf for download instructions).


October 27, 2017

The University and Police Services are issuing this message in a continuing effort to communicate safety information to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Around 1:00 AM today (Friday, October 27, 2017), University Police responded to a call to the hotel at 3700 Central Avenue regarding an aggravated assault. An employee at the hotel reported he went outside to the break area and was assaulted by an unknown person(s). He told the police he had been in a verbal altercation earlier with another person. He was transported with serious head injuries to the hospital by ambulance. No suspect information available at this time.

The University Police Department and the Memphis Police Department are investigating the incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the University Police or the Memphis Police Department. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

The university police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please program our number into your cell phone's "speed dial." The university police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at http://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php. Additionally, you can contact the Tiger Escort Program, which provides on-campus escorts from dusk until dawn, by calling 901-678-4663/HOME. Students at the Law School can request an escort at the security desk.

You can sign up to receive emergency alert messages and contact Police Services through the LiveSafe app for smartphones (http://www.memphis.edu/police/pdf/uofm-livesafe-onboarding-ios.pdf or http://www.memphis.edu/police/pdf/uofm-livesafe-onboarding-android.pdf for download instructions).


April 21, 2017

The University and Police Services are issuing this message in a continuing effort to communicate safety information to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

At 1:26AM today, University Police heard gunshots in the area of Patterson and Midland. Upon responding, officers located a man who had been struck in the leg. Officers were told the man dropped off a woman at Desoto at Patterson and started to drive south on Patterson. As he approached Midland, a dark-colored sedan approached him going north on Patterson. As the vehicle passed him, shots were fired striking him in the leg.

The University Police Department is working with the Memphis Police Department to investigate the incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact either the University Police or the Memphis Police Department. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

The university police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please program our number into your cell phone's "speed dial." The university police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at http://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php. Additionally, you can contact the Tiger Escort Program, which provides on-campus escorts from dusk until dawn, by calling 901-678-4663/HOME. Students at the Law School can request an escort at the security desk.

You can sign up to receive emergency alert messages and contact Police Services through the LiveSafe app for smartphones (http://www.memphis.edu/police/pdf/uofm-livesafe-onboarding-ios.pdf or http://www.memphis.edu/police/pdf/uofm-livesafe-onboarding-android.pdf for download instructions).


April 14, 2017

The University and Police Services are issuing this message in a continuing effort to communicate safety information to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

At 12:30 AM, University Police were notified of a robbery complaint off campus at the Sigma Chi property on Mynders at Brister. Several students were on the porch at around 11:35 PM and advised a suspect armed with a black handgun approached and demanded personal property. He took a cell phone and was last seen running south on Brister. No one was injured. The suspect was described as African American, 20 – 25 years old, 6’ tall, medium build, wearing a black cap, black hoodie, and dark pants.

The University Police Department is working with the Memphis Police Department to investigate the incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact either the University Police or the Memphis Police Department. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

The university police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please program our number into your cell phone's "speed dial." The university police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at http://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php. Additionally, you can contact the Tiger Escort Program, which provides on-campus escorts from dusk until dawn, by calling 901-678-4663/HOME. Students at the Law School can request an escort at the security desk.

You can sign up to receive emergency alert messages and contact Police Services through the LiveSafe app for smartphones (http://www.memphis.edu/police/pdf/uofm-livesafe-onboarding-ios.pdf or http://www.memphis.edu/police/pdf/uofm-livesafe-onboarding-android.pdf for download instructions).


March 25, 2017

The University and Police Services are issuing this message in a continuing effort to communicate safety information to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

At 12:00 AM, Memphis Police responded to a shots fired call on Kearney near Echles, south of campus. Upon arrival, they found a female victim who was struck. Witnesses advised a black Ford F-250 extended cab pick-up occupied by two male African-Americans was responsible for firing multiple shots at a home where a party was in progress. The victim was standing outside the front of the home.

The University Police Department is working with the Memphis Police Department to investigate the incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact either the University Police or the Memphis Police Department. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

The university police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please program our number into your cell phone's "speed dial." The university police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at http://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php. Additionally, you can contact the Tiger Escort Program, which provides on-campus escorts from dusk until dawn, by calling 901-678-4663/HOME. Students at the Law School can request an escort at the security desk.

You can sign up to receive emergency alert messages and contact Police Services through the LiveSafe app for smartphones (http://www.memphis.edu/police/pdf/uofm-livesafe-onboarding-ios.pdf or http://www.memphis.edu/police/pdf/uofm-livesafe-onboarding-android.pdf for download instructions).


March 16, 2017

The University and Police Services are issuing this message in a continuing effort to communicate safety information to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

At 9:30 PM, University Police and Jackson Police responded to shots fired on King Street just East of Lambuth Avenue off campus. Officers are on scene investigating at two homes. No one was injured. The suspects were reported to be driving a dark colored mid-size SUV with tinted windows. The vehicle left the scene going South on Lambuth Avenue and went West on Williams toward Hollywood.

The University Police Department is assisting the Jackson Police Department in investigating the incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact either the University Police or the Jackson Police Department. The Jackson Police Department can be contacted at (731) 425-8400.

The university police at Lambuth can be contacted at 731-425-1942. Please program our number into your cell phone's "speed dial." The university police can also be contacted at lambuthpolice@memphis.edu or anonymously at http://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php. Additionally, you can contact the Tiger Escort Program, which provides on-campus escorts from dusk until dawn, by calling 901-678-4663/HOME. Students at the Law School can request an escort at the security desk.

You can sign up to receive emergency alert messages and contact Police Services through the LiveSafe app for smartphones (http://www.memphis.edu/police/pdf/uofm-livesafe-onboarding-ios.pdf or http://www.memphis.edu/police/pdf/uofm-livesafe-onboarding-android.pdf for download instructions).


March 15, 2017

The University and Police Services are issuing this message in a continuing effort to communicate safety information to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

At 8:40 PM, University Police and Memphis Police responded to a robbery call on the South Lot near Southern and Goodman. A student reported he had just entered his car, when an armed suspect opened the door and ordered him out. The student complied and was uninjured. Two other suspects were also present and armed. All three got into the car and left the lot driving West on Southern toward Highland. The vehicle taken is a 2016 white Toyota Corolla with Texas plates GWB2237.

The suspect who ordered the man out of the car was described as African-American, 18- 21 years old, 5’10” to 6’ tall, dark complexion, wearing a dark hoodie, dark jeans with a red bandana over his face. He was armed with a silver semi-automatic handgun. The second suspect was described as African-American 18-21 years old, 6’1” armed with a black pistol. The third suspect was described as African-American, 18-21 years old and appeared to have a rifle/shotgun.

The University Police Department is working with the Memphis Police Department to investigate the incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact either the University Police or the Memphis Police Department. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

The university police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please program our number into your cell phone's "speed dial." The university police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at http://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php. Additionally, you can contact the Tiger Escort Program, which provides on-campus escorts from dusk until dawn, by calling 901-678-4663/HOME. Students at the Law School can request an escort at the security desk.

UPDATE (3/21/2017): Three young men who are believed to be responsible for the carjacking/robbery in the South Lot last week have been arrested. All three were identified as juveniles and were taken to Juvenile Court. A fourth juvenile believed to be involved has also been identified. Our thanks to UofM police officers Captain Kevin Langellier and Detective Sammie Ballard for their prompt, thorough and diligent work in this case.


February 17, 2017

The University and Police Services are issuing this message in a continuing effort to communicate safety information to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

At 12:30 AM on 02/17/17, University Police responded to a robbery call at Veterans Avenue and State Street. Two men on foot advised they were approached by two men, one armed with a silver revolver. The armed suspect demanded cell phones and wallets. Both suspects fled in a large size, black SUV driven by a third suspect. The vehicle had noticeable damage on the driver’s door. They drove north on Innovation Drive toward Central Avenue. No one was injured.

The two suspects were described as African –American, dark complexion, in their early 20’s, approximately 5’7”, slim builds. Both were wearing all dark clothing and dark colored hoodies.

The University Police Department is working with the Memphis Police Department to investigate this incident. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

The university police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please program our number into your cell phone's "speed dial." The university police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at http://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php. Additionally, you can contact the Tiger Escort Program, which provides on-campus escorts from dusk until dawn, by calling 901-678-4663/HOME. Students at the Law School can request an escort at the security desk.


August 21, 2016

The University and Police Services are issuing this message in a continuing effort to communicate safety information to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

At 8:10pm, University Police and Memphis Police responded to a robbery call on the intramural field at Spottswood and Goodman. A group of students reported they were approached while on the field by a man armed with a small black handgun. The group ran and the man grabbed personal items left behind. He was last seen running south on Goodman from Spottswood. No one was injured.

The man was described as African –American, dark complexion, in his early 20s, approximately 5’10”, 160 lbs., with a shaved/bald head. He was wearing a white shirt and black pants.

The University Police Department is working with the Memphis Police Department to investigate this incident. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

The university police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please program our number into your cell phone's "speed dial." The university police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at http://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php. Additionally, you can contact the Tiger Escort Program, which provides on-campus escorts from dusk until dawn, by calling 901-678-4663/HOME. Students at the Law School can request an escort at the security desk.


June 13, 2016

The University and Police Services are issuing this message in a continuing effort to communicate safety information to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

At 11pm, Memphis Police responded to a robbery call off-campus at Brister and Mynders. A man reported he was walking when approached from behind and punched, knocking him to the ground. The suspect then took the man’s wallet and keys. He was last seen running South on Brister toward Walker/Southern. The man had minor injuries.

The suspect was described as African-American, 5'10", slim build, wearing a blue hoodie and dark pants.

The University Police Department is working with the Memphis Police Department to investigate this incident. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

The university police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please program our number into your cell phone's "speed dial." The university police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at http://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php. Additionally, you can contact the Tiger Escort Program, which provides on-campus escorts from dusk until dawn, by calling 901-678-4663/HOME. Students at the Law School can request an escort at the security desk.


June 10, 2016

The University and Police Services are issuing this message in a continuing effort to communicate safety information to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

At 2am, university police officers responded to a robbery call off-campus at Brister and Mynders. Two students reported they were walking East on Mynders when approached by a man armed with a black revolver walking North on Brister. He demanded cash and the students complied. The man ran South on Brister toward Walker/Southern. No one was injured.

The man was described as African –American, in his early 20s, approximately 6’, 180 lbs, clean shaven with short natural hair. He was wearing a white tank top and black pants.

The University Police Department is working with the Memphis Police Department to investigate this incident. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

The university police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please program our number into your cell phone's "speed dial." The university police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at http://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php. Additionally, you can contact the Tiger Escort Program, which provides on-campus escorts from dusk until dawn, by calling 901-678-4663/HOME. Students at the Law School can request an escort at the security desk.


May 15, 2016

The University and Police Services are issuing this message in a continuing effort to communicate safety information to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Shortly before midnight last night, university police officers and Memphis Police officers responded to a disturbance call to an off-campus apartment building in the 3600 block of Southern Avenue. There were also reports of a large crowd near Patterson and Southern. Around 12:30 this morning (Sunday, May 15, 2016), gunshots were heard in the area of Southern and Houston. Officers responded and found three gunshot victims at that location.

No detailed suspect information was immediately available.

The University Police Department is working with the Memphis Police Department to investigate this incident. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

The university police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please program our number into your cell phone's "speed dial." The university police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at http://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php. Additionally, you can contact the Tiger Escort Program, which provides on-campus escorts from dusk until dawn, by calling 901-678-4663/HOME. Students at the Law School can request an escort at the security desk.


March 21, 2016

The University and Police Services are issuing this message in a continuing effort to communicate safety information to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

University police officers were notified within the past hour that a man approached a woman in the parking lot at Southern and Patterson (Lot 17 – see map below), grabbed her arm, and made a sexual demand. The incident was reported to have occurred around midnight/12:00 AM today, Monday, March 21, 2016. No weapon was seen and the woman was not injured.

The man responsible was described as African-American, in his mid-20s, 5’10”, medium build, dark complexion, clean-shaven, wearing a light blue hooded-sweatshirt. The man may have left the area in a small, dark car seen speeding away.

The University Police Department is working with the Memphis Police Department to investigate this incident. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

The university police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please program our number into your cell phone's "speed dial." The university police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at http://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php. Additionally, you can contact the Tiger Escort Program, which provides on-campus escorts from dusk until dawn, by calling 901-678-4663/HOME. Students at the Law School can request an escort at the security desk.


March 1, 2016

The University and Police Services are issuing this message in a continuing effort to communicate safety information to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

This evening (Tuesday, March 1, 2016), at 5:45 PM, university police officers responded to the report of an attempted robbery in a parking lot at Walker and Zach Curlin. Two men, one armed with a blue handgun, approached a student and demanded money. The three men had arranged to meet via the Internet to sell/buy an item. No one was injured.

The men responsible were occupying a black Acura RSX. The driver was described as being African-American, 17-20 years old, dark complexion, with a three inch Afro, and wearing a white tank top. The passenger was described as African-American, 18-19 years old, light complexion, short natural hair, wearing a navy blue jacket. The suspect vehicle was last seen going West on Poplar from Highland.

The University Police Department is working with the Memphis Police Department to investigate this incident. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

The university police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please program our number into your cell phone's "speed dial." The university police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at http://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php. Additionally, you can contact the Tiger Escort Program, which provides on-campus escorts from dusk until dawn, by calling 901-678-4663/HOME. Students at the Law School can request an escort at the security desk.

UPDATE FROM 03/18/16: The University and Police Services are issuing this message as a follow-up to the safety alert issued on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016, and to provide updated safety information to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

The two men who were reported to have attempted to rob a man in the Campus School lot after arranging to sell an item over the internet have been arrested. Both were identified as juveniles and were taken to Juvenile Court.

Our thanks to UofM police officers Captain Kevin Langellier and Detective Sammie Ballard for their prompt, thorough, and diligent work in this case.