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Welcome to Meridian Community College Campus Police Department’s website homepage. Whether you are a visitor, student or a faculty or staff member, we want to make your college experience a safe and enjoyable one.

The Campus Police Department, located on the first floor of Ivy Hall, is a full-service, 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week police agency. The department comprises of 11 full-time sworn police officers who are complemented by security officers.  Campus police officers have jurisdiction and legal authority on all college-owned property.  Since students live both on and off campus, MCC Campus Police works very closely, and share jurisdiction with, the Meridian Police Department, the Lauderdale County Sheriff Department and other law enforcement agencies.

Officers patrol campus to provide a safe and secure campus. Campus citizens can help make their surrounds safe, too. Being aware and using good judgment lessens the likelihood of becoming a target for crime.  Locking all doors and marking and securing all valuables will reduce the chances of becoming a victim of theft. Be mindful of traffic laws and be cautious while driving on campus as many students and employees are constantly walking to and from parking lots and buildings.

We encourage anyone who is a victim of crime to report it to the police even if the victim does not choose to press charges.  There are resources available both off and on campus for victims of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking or any type of crime.   These services are available whether or not the victim reports the incident to the police.
Campus Police welcomes suggestions or ideas for classes or programs such as self-defense, personal safety, drug and alcohol-awareness.

 

Nick Kirkland
Chief of Police
601.484.8620
nkirkla1@meridiancc.edu

Hours:
24/7

Eagle Alert

Emergency Notification System
Meridian Community College utilizes the Eagle Alert Text/Email Messaging System for emergency notifications.

It is designed to use mass e-mail and text messaging to provide MCC students, faculty and staff with information about un-scheduled school closings and/or any emergency/crisis situations affecting the campus. Hopefully Eagle Alert will not be used at all. However, out of concern for the safety of students, faculty and staff, we feel confident this system will be an effective tool allowing individual notifications in a relatively short time span.

All students will receive notifications thru Eaglenet e-mail addresses. Students may choose to receive text message notifications and/or “non eaglenet” email notifications. To receive notification thru these additional means individuals must:

  1. Log on to EAGLENET home page.
  2. Under the heading My Records, Grades, etc. click on Financial Aid, Personal Information and Other Services
  3. Click on Eagle Alert – Update Emergency Contact Cell
  4. For text messages individuals must provide their cell phone number and choose the provider of their cell phone service. (Note: Text messages can result in additional cost depending on an individuals wireless phone plan.)
  5. For “non eaglenet” (ie. Work or Personal) e-mail, individuals must provide an e-mail address.

It is your responsibility to ensure that information provided is accurate and up to date. If you have questions, contact Associate Dean of Student Services, Sander Atkinson, at 601-484-8707.

NON-EMERGENCIES
Meridian Police - 601.485.1893
State Police - 601.485.6012
Lauderdale County Sheriff - 601.482.9800
Campus Police Pager - 601.612.3463
MCC Campus Switchboard - 601.483.8241
MS State University Campus Police – 601.484.0199
Criminal Investigations / Detective – 601.485.1859
Wesley House Community Center
Crisis Line – 601.482.2828 or 1.800.643.6250