The chief of police formulates and develops rules and regulations for the Campus Police. This is accomplished through the cooperation of the University by determining its safety needs and developing operational programs to meet those needs.


Personnel functions of the Campus Police are handled by the chief of police. These include screening, selection, training, equipping, deploying, scheduling, and record keeping.


All police officers undergo a variety of training. Basic police officer training currently requires 460 hours of instruction at a state or regional police training academy. All incoming officers must attend 1-2 weeks of orientation on departmental and University-wide policies, rules, and regulations. Police officers receive basic police training at the State Training Academy at Donelson, Tennessee, the Memphis Police Academy, or the Shelby County Sheriffs’ Academy within their first six months of employment, and 40 hours of in-service training annually. Police officers undergo training in areas of first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), HIV infection, child abuse, police defensive tactics, officer stress, report writing, crime scene preservation, law, as well as other related topics.


All documents such as letters, memos, reports, personal injury reports, miscellaneous service reports, follow-up reports, investigations/report findings, policies, rules, regulations, scheduling reports, etc. are maintained by the campus police.


Equipment control and maintenance also is a function of the Campus Police. Certain uniform items, badges, identification, foul weather gear, vehicle emergency equipment, and other supplies are controlled by Campus Police Business office.

Public Service

Campus Police also provide several miscellaneous public services. These include finger printing required by Faculty, Staff, and Students.

Emergency Services

Campus Police, in some cases can provide transportation for injured persons who are conscious and have sustained nonlife threatening injuries.

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740 Court Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-4444