Personal Safety Alerts

December 7, 2018

UPDATE (12/10/2018): One man, believed to be involved in the off-campus robbery in the 3600 block of Southern, has been taken into custody by the Memphis Police Department and charged in relation to this robbery.  The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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

Memphis Police Department/MPD officers notified the University Police late yesterday evening that they were investigating a robbery in an off-campus apartment located in the 3600 block of Southern. The incident was reported to have occurred around 9:00 PM on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Four men armed with handguns entered an apartment and demanded and took personal items from the occupants. There were no injuries.

The four men were described as wearing ski masks, hooded sweatshirts and dark clothing, with the exception of one man in a red warmup suit. The men may have left the area in a black Nissan or Honda that was parked on Patterson, direction unknown.

TThe 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.

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.


December 6, 2018

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 UofM Police Services this morning, Thursday, December 6, 2018. A woman reported she was approached around 2:15 AM, on Watauga near Patterson, by two men. One was armed with a handgun and demanded and took personal items from the woman. Both men then ran toward Patterson. There were no injuries.

The two men who took the items were described as African-American, early 20’s, between 5’9” and 6’1”, slim build, wearing dark hoodies.

The University Police Department is investigating the incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the University Police 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 https://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php.

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.


November 5, 2018

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 UofM Police Services early this morning, Monday, November 5, 2018. A man reported he was approached around 1:25 AM, at Brister and Walker, by three men with handguns. The three men demanded and took personal items from the man, then left in a gray 4-door car with damage to its right front (passenger side) area, going north on Highland from Walker. There were no injuries.

The three men who took the items were described as African-American, 18-20 years old, all between 5’11” and 6’, wearing baseball caps and dark clothing, with their faces covered by bandanas.

The University Police Department is investigating the incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the University Police 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 https://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php.

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 2, 2018

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

The Memphis Police Department informed University Police of a report made this evening of a cell phone being taken from a man on Echles near Spottswood around 9:30 PM. The man was walking in the area when he was approached by another man who demanded his phone and implied he had a weapon. The man surrendered his phone. No weapons were seen. No one was injured.

The man who took the phone was described as African-American 25-28 years old, 5’10”, medium build, wearing a white, black and red, tee shirt and baggy black pants. He was last seen walking south on Echles from Spottswood.

The University Police Department is investigating the incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the University Police 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 https://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php.

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, 2018

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

Police Services is investigating a report made this afternoon at around 12:00 PM of a cell phone and wallet being taken from a young man on Southern near Normal around 10:30 PM last night. The young man was walking in the area when he was approached by another man who asked to use his phone. The young man gave his phone to the man, who started to walk away. When the young man started to follow him and demand his phone back, the man implied he had a weapon and demanded his wallet. The young man surrendered his wallet. No weapons were seen. No one was injured.

The man who took the phone was described as African-American 25-30 years old, 6’, medium build, dark complexion, mustache and beard, curly hair, wearing a white tie-dyed shirt and dark jeans. He was last seen jumping into the drainage ditch near Spottswood and Normal.

The University Police Department is investigating the incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the University Police 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 https://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php.

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 26, 2018

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

Police Services is investigating the report of a cell phone being taken from a young man at Goodman and Spottswood around 12:30 P.M. today, Sunday, August 26, 2018. The young man was walking in the area when he was approached by another man who asked to use the young man’s phone. The young man gave his phone to the man, and the man told him to walk with him for a short distance and made a threat if the young man did not do so. No weapons were seen or implied. No one was injured.

The man who took the phone was described as African-American 25-30 years old, 5’11”, 170 lbs, wearing a white tee shirt, dark jeans, black and white shoes, and had a visible red tattoo on the right side of his neck. The man’s hair was short and he had a full beard. He was last seen in the area of Zach Curlin and Walker.

The University Police Department is investigating the incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the University Police 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 https://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php.

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 21, 2018

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

The Memphis Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle theft in the 3600 block of Mynders around 9:41 PM on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. A man reported being approached in an off-campus parking lot by three African-American men in their 20s, two armed with handguns. One of the three took the man’s 2009 Hyundai Elantra TN license plate 911VXB and drove west on Mynders to Highland. The two other men were last seen running south toward Patterson and Southern.

The University Police Department is investigating the incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the University Police 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 https://www.memphis.edu/police/incidents/confidential.php.

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.


May 8, 2018

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

The Memphis Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle theft in the South Lot around 11:45 PM on Monday, May 7, 2018. A woman reported that an African-American man grabbed her car keys from her hand as she was crossing Houston Street near Southern Avenue. He and two other men were seen getting into her car. She reportedly ran to the vehicle as it was being started and was struck by the vehicle as it was being backed out of the parking space. The vehicle taken was a 2005 Gold Honda Accord with TN license S2669E.

The University Police Department is investigating the incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the University Police 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 https://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 (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).


UPDATE (02/05/2018): The safety alert issued earlier this evening is CANCELLED. The man who was reported as being responsible is in police custody.

February 5, 2018

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

Police Services is investigating the report of an inappropriate touching incident that occurred in the McWherter Library around 1:00 PM today, Monday, February 5, 2018. The man reported to have been responsible was described as African-American, mid 20s, 6’, approximately 230 lbs., medium complexion, low natural hair style, with a diamond stud in each ear, and wearing a gray bandana, gray hoodie and gray sweat pants.

The University Police Department is investigating the incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the University Police 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 https://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 (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.


December 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.

Around 12:40 AM today, Saturday, December 16, 2017, two men were shot while walking in the off-campus area of Mynders and Brister. Additional information available at this time is a white car occupied by several people may be involved.

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 https://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 (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).


December 9, 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.

Police Services is investigating the report of a sexual assault that occurred yesterday evening, Friday, December 8, in South Hall. The incident was reported to police around 3:30 PM today. The male respondent is known by the complainant.

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 https://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.

For information on sexual assault and sexual misconduct reporting and available resources, please see https://www.memphis.edu/oie/docs/oietitleixsexualmisconductbrochure.pdf and https://www.memphis.edu/studentlife/crisis/assault-violence.php.

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).


November 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.

Police Services is investigating an overnight sexual assault complaint in the Carpenter Complex. Male respondent is known by the complainant.

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 https://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.

For information on sexual assault and sexual misconduct reporting and available resources, please see https://www.memphis.edu/oie/docs/oietitleixsexualmisconductbrochure.pdf and https://www.memphis.edu/studentlife/crisis/assault-violence.php.

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).