Student Affairs and Student Services

4 Campus Police

The Campus Police Department performs a valuable service in keeping you and your property safe. An officer can also be of invaluable assistant in times of emergencies that range from stalled vehicles to midnight illnesses. Campus Police is responsible for the safety of all persons, and for the protection of state and personal property on campus. The Campus Police Officer is a certified officer in the State of Oklahoma as defined in Title 70, Section 3311 of the Oklahoma State Statutes. The role of the Campus Police Officer will fall within the domains of law enforcement, fire protection, and parking and traffic. Some specific duties include: patrolling of the area surrounding residence halls throughout the night, and enforcement of fire prevention practices. He/she is also responsible for assisting college personnel in the enforcement of College policies, procedures, rules and regulations.


The Campus Police Department is located in Building A of the Aggie Suites on the Tishomingo Campus. The office telephone number is 580.387.7311 and cell number is 580.371.1140. If you have utilized both numbers and have received no response, call the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office at 371.2691 and they will radio information to the Campus Police.


 MSC Campus Police work closely with state and local law enforcement authorities. Violations of criminal laws are reported to Campus Police and to appropriate authorities in accordance with generally accepted reporting standards. Violations of criminal law shall be reported via the Murray State College incident report form and logged on the Daily Crime Log in accordance with the Cleary Act. These violations shall be handled according to administrative procedures except in the case of repeat violations. Repeat offenders and their behavior are subject to sanctions imposed by College officials when in their opinion warrant additional consideration. Charges will be filed by College officials as needed according to applicable criminal laws. When violations are violent crimes charges will be filed, and other procedures followed as required by State and Federal Laws.


Administrative findings may result in sanctions against the offending student(s) according to the Murray State College Student Handbook. Students may be temporarily suspended pending the implementation of due process. Criminal charges against a student on or off campus may result in permanent suspension at the discretion of College officials, especially if the individual poses a threat to the safety of others, the campus community, or poses a threat to themselves.


Campus Police and Safety 


REMEMBER you are your best protection- here are some safety tips.

  • Don’t leave campus with strangers.
  • Don’t leave checkbooks, money, or valuables in view.
  • Do be alert at night, go in groups, lock your vehicle, and keep room locked.
  • Report strange behaviors that make you feel uncomfortable.
  • Report all incidents immediately.


In the Event of Any Emergency 

College Communication of Emergency: Emergencies may range from inclement weather to Building evacuations to campus closures, and the College has a variety of tools to communicate with the public in the event of these and other possible emergencies. The institution will without delay, and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification. Students, employees, and visitors will be immediately notified upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to health or safety. Depending on the type of emergency, some or all of the following tools may be used to communicate with students, employees, and visitors (unless issuing notification will compromise efforts to assist a victim or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency):

  • Siren System- This system is tested at about noon on the first Wednesday of every month. It delivers a siren warning and public address in the event of certain outdoor emergencies.
  • Emergency Web Site Posting-The College Web site, will be updated with information during actual emergencies or campus closures.
  • College Information Line for Emergency Notifications, 580.387.7000. Students and employees may call this main number for information about emergencies and campus closures. The Public Information Officer will record the appropriate emergency notification should it become necessary.
  • Campus Television Emergency Announcement System – Emergency announcements will be displayed on LEF monitors across campus, instructing the viewer where to go for additional information.
  • 9-1-1 Cellular App announcement via text and phone call.


Campus Security Information

 MSC is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for its students and staff. The MSC campus police department is responsible for the safety of all persons and for the protection of State and personal property on campus. Campus Police Officer(s) are certified officer(s) by the state of Oklahoma as defined in Title 70, Section 3311 of the Oklahoma State Statutes. Campus Police investigate all crimes that are reported. To report a crime, call the Campus Police Department, 580.387.7311, or 580.371.1140, or the Office of the VP for Student Affairs, 580.387.7181, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. At other times call the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office at 580. 371.2691 and they will contact the MSC officer(s). You are encouraged to report all crimes, even though the crime may be insignificant to you. Campus Police work closely with state and local authorities. Violation of criminal law is reported to the appropriate authorities in accordance to accepted standards. Murray State College has developed a working relationship with the local law enforcement agencies, and monitors any criminal activity related to students of the institution.





  1. Any Building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of or in a manner related to the institution’s educational purposes, including residence halls; and
  2. Any Building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to the area identified in paragraph (1), that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or retail vendor).

Non-Campus Building or Property:

  1. Any Building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or
  2. Any Building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of or in relation to the institution’s educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.

Public Property:

All public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The following tables reflect crime statistics mandated by the Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act that have been compiled by the Campus Police Department and the City of Tishomingo.

These tables include all reports made to the Tishomingo Police as well as officials of Murray State College who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities. The Public Property portion of the tables, reflect those statistics that the City of Tishomingo Police Department provided.

Campus Residence:

Resident Housing.


Campus Other:

non-residential facilities, parking lots, and open areas on the College’s academic campus.

Public Property:

Public streets passing through the campus; public property and streets immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus as reported to the Tishomingo Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies.


Annual Security Report (ASR) 

Please refer to the MSC Website: The Annual Security Report can be found under Health and Safety.


Daily Crime and Fire Log 

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the Department of Police & Public Safety must keep a crime log of all reported crimes that occur on and near property owned or controlled by Murray State College for the most recent 60-day period. Additionally, the college must keep a fire log of all reported fires that occur in on- campus student housing facilities for the most recent 60-day period. Crime and Fire logs are open to public inspection, upon request, during normal business hours. Crime and Fire logs that are older than 60 days are available within two business days of a request for public inspection. An electronic version of the combined Daily Crime and Fire Log is posted on our website within two business days of receiving a report, and is also made available, in hard-copy format, to walk-in customers from the Student Affairs Office located in Resident Housing Office #2. The Student Affairs Office is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 Additionally, you may request Daily Crime and Fire Logs that aren’t available on the website by e-mailing the Clery Compliance Coordinator at



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