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Personal Safety Alerts

November 26, 2023

On 11/26/23 @ 9:15 PM, a male was approached by two armed suspects with ski masks on Patterson St. near Southern while sitting in his car. They demanded his belongings and fled West on Mynders from Patterson in a dark colored sedan, possibly a Toyota Camry. The man was not hurt. Campus police are assisting MPD on this case.


October 12, 2023

On 10-12-2023 at 7:47 pm, a student reported they were approached at 3700 block of Walker Ave parked on the street. Suspects pulled up in a blue sedan and took a silver 2019 Hyundai TN/BKJ1548. 4 m/bs wearing masks with guns last seen west on Southern Ave from Patterson.

UofM Police Services can be contacted at 901.678.4357 (678.HELP). Please store our number in your cell phone's "speed dial" or contacts. UofM Police Services can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at http://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901.545.2677 (545.COPS).

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.

 

August 4, 2023

**Update: As of August 8 2023, all suspects have been identified. Case is currently under investigation.**

On 08/04/2023 at 2110 hours Officers responded to Robbery at 415 State St and Victim Tevin advised he was robbed by three male blacks, inside of a dorm room. Victim advised suspects wore black clothing with masks and were armed. He advised he was invited by a female resident to the dorm.

UofM Police Services can be contacted at 901.678.4357 (678.HELP). Please store our number in your cell phone's "speed dial" or contacts. UofM Police Services can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at http://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901.545.2677 (545.COPS).

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.

Additionally, on the Main Campus, you can contact the Tiger Escort Program, which provides on-campus escorts from dusk until dawn, by calling 901.678.4663/HOME.

July 20, 2023

**Update: 7:30 pm Three male suspects were occupying two vehicles, a white Kia sedan and a silver Kia Soul (TN/BHB8346) pulled up to the curb near Patterson and Norriswood. An African American male, 16-24 years of age, 5’11”- 6’2”, 200 lbs, got out of the Kia Soul armed with a handgun, approached the female victim, and demanded her purse, which she gave to him without hesitation. Both cars were last seen West on Central from Patterson. Both cars showed to be stolen. The white sedan has been recovered. The silver Kia Soul (TN/BHB8346) is still at large. The University of Memphis Police and MPD are continuing to investigate.**

 

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The University and Police Services are issuing this message in a continuing effort to communicate safety information to our students, faculty, staff and visitors.
 
On July 20 at approximately 12:00 p.m. a female walking on Patterson near Norriswood advised she was approached by an African American man wearing all black, armed with a handgun. They demanded personal belongings and fled to a Kia Soul, last seen North on Patterson at Central. She was not harmed.

The University Police Department are investigating this incident with the Memphis Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the University Police or the Memphis Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the University Police or the Memphis Police Department. 

UofM Police Services can be contacted at 901.678.4357 (678.HELP). Please store our number in your cell phone's "speed dial" or contacts. UofM Police Services can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at http://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901.545.2677 (545.COPS).

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.

Additionally, on the Main Campus, you can contact the Tiger Escort Program, which provides on-campus escorts from dusk until dawn, by calling 901.678.4663/HOME.


May 2, 2023

**UPDATE 1:18PM: The suspect is in custody. Crime scene will remain active for some time and Highland should still be avoided.**

**UPDATE 12:30PM: The armed party is barricaded at 521 South Highland. There is a heavy police presence and Highland is shut down. All faculty, staff and students may resume normal campus activity, but are advised to remain clear of the ongoing police activity and avoid Highland. University officers are on patrol and in communication with the Memphis Police Department regarding the situation.**

The University and Police Services are issuing this message in a continuing effort to communicate safety information to our students, faculty, staff and visitors.
 
On May 2, 2023, at approximately 11:27 a.m., the Memphis Police Department responded to an active shooter situation off campus near Highland and Midland. The suspect has been contained near Highland and Mynders. All faculty, staff and students are advised to avoid Highland until further notice and remain indoors if possible.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the University Police or the Memphis Police Department. 

UofM Police Services can be contacted at 901.678.4357 (678.HELP). Please store our number in your cell phone's "speed dial" or contacts. UofM Police Services can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at http://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901.545.2677 (545.COPS).

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.

Additionally, on the Main Campus, you can contact the Tiger Escort Program, which provides on-campus escorts from dusk until dawn, by calling 901.678.4663/HOME.


February 13, 2023

**UPDATE: Red Mercedes recovered and 16-year-old suspect in custody. **

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

On 02/13/2023 at approximately 9:25 PM  a male and female walking on Central near Deloach advised  they were approached by two African American men wearing ski masks and armed with handguns. They demanded personal belongings and fled to a red sedan  A minute later, a single suspect approached a female in the 3600 block of Norriswood  and demanded her personal belongings. The vehicle was last seen headed West on Norriswood to Highland. None of the victims were injured. The suspect vehicle in both incidents is a stolen 4 door, red Mercedes with license TN/864BGSC.

The University Police Department is assisting the Memphis Police Department in investigating these incidents. Anyone with information is asked to contact the University Police or the Memphis Police Department.

The University Police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please store our number in your cell phone's "speed dial" or contacts. The University Police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at Silent Report. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

You can sign up to receive emergency alert messages and contact Police Services through the LiveSafe app for smartphones (LiveSafe iOS or LiveSafe Android for download instructions.

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.


February 11, 2023

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

On 02/11/2023 at approximately 10:30 PM in a parking lot in the 3600 block of Central, a female advised she was approached by an African American male, early 20's, 5'8", wearing a gray "do rag" and gray camoflauge gaiter over his face. He demanded her personal belongings and acted like he had a weapon, but none was seen. The male fled in an unknown direction on foot after the female screamed and ran. She was not harmed.

The University Police Department is assisting the Memphis Police Department in investigating this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the University Police or the Memphis Police Department.

The University Police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please store our number in your cell phone's "speed dial" or contacts. The University Police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at Silent Report. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

You can sign up to receive emergency alert messages and contact Police Services through the LiveSafe app for smartphones (LiveSafe iOS or LiveSafe Android for download instructions.

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.


September 2, 2022

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

A missing person report was made to the Memphis Police Department this morning, September 2, 2022 at 7:00 AM. A woman who regularly runs on Central Avenue was reported missing after not returning home. Her cell phone and water bottle were discovered in front of a house in the 3800 block of Central that is owned by the University. A male approached her at approximately 4:30 AM in the middle of Central Avenue and appeared to leave with her in an unknown vehicle following a brief struggle.

The University Police Department is assisting the Memphis Police Department in investigating this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the University Police or the Memphis Police Department.

The University Police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please store our number in your cell phone's "speed dial" or contacts. The University Police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at Silent Report. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

You can sign up to receive emergency alert messages and contact Police Services through the LiveSafe app for smartphones (LiveSafe iOS or LiveSafe Android for download instructions.

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 20, 2022

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

A robbery was reported to the Memphis Police Department this evening, March 20, 2022 at 8:20 PM.  A woman reported she was in Lot 32 near Mynders and Patterson when four armed men approached her and demanded her belongings and vehicle. One of the men struck her in the head before taking her silver Toyota Camry which was last seen at Mynders and Highland.

The University Police Department and the Memphis Police Department are investigating this incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the University Police or the Memphis Police Department. 

The University Police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please store our number in your cell phone's "speed dial" or contacts. The University Police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at Silent Report. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

You can sign up to receive emergency alert messages and contact Police Services through the LiveSafe app for smartphones (LiveSafe iOS or LiveSafe Android for download instructions.

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 22, 2021

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

An aggravated assault was reported to Police Services this morning, May 22, 2021 at 12:27 AM.  A man reported he was at his rental property at 3557 Watauga when two men starting firing weapons at the house striking the home and cars in the driveway. The men were wearing dark clothing and last seen on foot on Watauga.

The University Police Department and the Memphis Police Department are investigating this incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the University Police or the Memphis Police Department. 

The University Police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please store our number in your cell phone's "speed dial" or contacts. The University Police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at https://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

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

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.


September 15, 2020

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

A robbery was reported to the University of Memphis Police at 2:40 AM, Tuesday September 15, 2020 in Lot 15 off Houston near Southern. A man reported that he and a passenger were sitting in his vehicle in the lot when a dark sedan with a bungee cord holding down the trunk lid pulled in. Three men jumped from the vehicle and approached demanding personal belongings. Two were armed with handguns. The suspects also took the man's blue Honda Civic. No one was injured.

The suspects were described as African American, late teens/early 20's, 5' 10 to 6', medium build. All three were wearing black shorts and dark neck gaiters as masks. Two had dark shirts and one was wearing a red shirt. A fourth suspect was driving the dark sedan and was not seen. The suspect vehicle and the stolen vehicle were last seen driving South on Houston to Spottswood. The stolen vehicle was recovered unoccupied a short time later near Cooper and McLemore.

We ask that everyone be extra vigilant and take additional safety precautions in the Spottswood corridor between Houston and Highland, where there has been an increase in reported incidents. Remember to be Aware of your surroundings, be Alert to suspicious people and vehicles, and Avoid situations you perceive as dangerous. Report all suspicious behavior immediately.

The University Police Department is assisting the Memphis Police Department with the investigation into this incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the University Police or the Memphis Police Department.

The University Police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please store our number in your cell phone's "speed dial" or contacts. The University Police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at https://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

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

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.


September 7, 2020

Update: Suspect in custody as of 09/15/2020.

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

An off-campus robbery was reported to the Memphis Police Department just before 6 PM, Sunday, September 6, 2020 in the 3600 block of Spottswood. A woman reported that as she got to her apartment door, a man approached her and demanded money. He was not armed with a weapon. The man forced her inside the apartment where they began to fight. She was able to break free, get to a neighbor and call police. She was treated for injuries and released.

The suspect was described as African American, approximately 25 years old, long dreadlocks tied in a ponytail, wearing a red jacket and black pants. He was seen walking in the area of Minor and Spottswood prior to the robbery.

We ask that everyone be extra vigilant and take additional safety precautions in the Spottswood corridor between Houston and Highland, where there has been an increase in reported incidents. Remember to be Aware of your surroundings, be Alert to suspicious people and vehicles, and Avoid situations you perceive as dangerous. Report all suspicious behavior immediately.

The University Police Department is assisting the Memphis Police Department with the investigation into this incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the University Police or the Memphis Police Department.

The University Police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please store our number in your cell phone's "speed dial" or contacts. The University Police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at https://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

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

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 31, 2020

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

An off-campus robbery was reported to the Memphis Police Department just after 10 PM, Saturday, August 29, 2020. A man reported he was approached after parking his vehicle and walking on the sidewalk in the 3500 block of Southern to his apartment. Three men approached him on foot, one brandishing a handgun, and demanded his personal belongings which included his car keys. He was not injured.

The men took his 2013 Nissan Altima, tan in color, TN tag 7A96A8 and were last seen driving south on Patterson from Southern.

The University Police Department is assisting the Memphis Police Department with the investigation into this incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the University Police or the Memphis Police Department.

The University Police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please store our number in your cell phone's "speed dial" or contacts. The University Police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at https://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

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

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 14, 2020

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

A robbery was reported to Police Services this morning, June 14, 2020.  A man reported he was sitting in his vehicle in the South Lot near Houston and Spottswood  this morning June 14, 2020 just before 3:00 AM. He stated a man approached him, implied he had a firearm and ordered him out of the car. The man was intoxicated and was physically removed from the car by the suspect. The suspect was last seen driving the man’s 2013 black Chevrolet Malibu, MS/DAC9589 East on Spottswood from Houston.

The suspect was described as African American, 6’ 2” tall, muscular build, clean shaven, mid-20s, wearing a dark shirt and light pants.

The University Police Department and the Memphis Police Department are investigating this incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the University Police or the Memphis Police Department.

The University Police can be contacted at 901-678-4357 (678-HELP). Please store our number in your cell phone's "speed dial" or contacts. The University Police can also be contacted at police@memphis.edu or anonymously at https://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php. The Memphis Police Department can be contacted at 901-545-2677 (545-COPS).

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

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.