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Welcome to the University of Missouri Police Department.  We are proud of our department and hope you find the information at this site helpful.  Visit us often to take advantage of our many programs and services. The University of Missouri Police Department  will strive to ensure a peaceful quality of life, establish partnership with the community and support a safe learning environment.


The University of Missouri Police Department (MUPD) is committed to assisting all members of the MU community in providing for their safety and security. As required by the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Act, our Annual Fire Safety and Security Report is available below.

If you would like to receive a paper copy, you may stop by the University Police Department at 901 Virginia Avenue or a copy may be mailed to you by calling Major Scott Richardson at (573) 884-0154. The report contains information on campus security and personal safety, including crime prevention, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, fire safety, fires that occurred in residence halls, and other important matters about safety on campus. It also contains statistics for the three previous calendar years regarding reported crimes that occurred on campus, in off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

2015 Annual Fire Safety and Security Report
Report is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.


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  • Campus Safety Officers

Click here for an on-line application through the University's Human Resources Department.

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