Emergency: (540) 568-6911
Non-emergency: (540) 568-6913
The JMU Police Department provides university students, employees and visitors with a safe and secure environment for learning and personal development.
The JMU Police Department provides comprehensive protection, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The department is staffed by commissioned police officers with full law enforcement powers.
The JMU Police Department also encompasses the Campus Cadets. These cadets are students who serve as auxiliary security staff and provide evening escort services
"Your Right To Know"
A copy of the university's annual Harrisonburg (main US) campus, Washington (DC) Internship Semesters plus three overseas branch campus security reports are available upon request. Also available is the University's Annual Fire Safety Report.
The crime report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period concerning reported crimes, including "hate" motivated crimes, that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by JMU or its affiliates, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This report also includes information regarding the law enforcement authority of the university police; means of immediate notification of students and staff upon confirmation of a significant emergency on campus; protocols for students missing more than 24 hours, including voluntary student contact information in cases were the student is missing and missing person investigation procedures; policies concerning campus security, such as crime prevention, alcohol and drug use, sexual assault, state sex offender registry and reporting of any crimes that may occur on the campus.
The annual Fire Safety Report includes campus housing fire statistics for the most recent three-year period; description of each on-campus student housing facility fire safety system; number of fire drills held during the previous calendar year; policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in student housing; procedures for student housing evacuation in the event of fire; policies regarding fire safety education and training programs provided to the students, faculty, and staff; procedures that students and employees should follow in the case of a fire; list of the titles of each person or organization to which students and employees should report that a fire occurred; and plans deemed necessary for future improvements in fire safety.
You can obtain a copy of any of these reports by contacting the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (540)568-6969/6913. This information is also available by clicking on the "Your Right to Know" links for the Harrisonburg campus's annual crime and fire safety reports, Washington Semesters, and three overseas branch campuses at: http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/righttoknow.shtml.