Report A Crime

Your Role in Safety on Campus
You can help keep the Meharry Medical College (MMC) campus a safe place for yourself and others by promptly reporting crimes or suspicious circumstances. If you witness a crime, it is your responsibility to report the crime to the DCSS. All Meharry students and employees are required to report incidents of theft, misuse, or abuse of MMC property promptly to the DCSS.

The DCSS Office is located on the corner of 21st Avenue North and Albion Street, in the Triplex Building, where a dispatcher is available/on-duty 24-hours a day and can be reached at 615.327.6254. Code Blue Phones are also installed throughout the campus. You may also report crimes/criminal offenses to security officers in patrol vehicles, on foot or by calling 615.327.6254. Additionally, you may report crimes/criminal offenses to "Campus Security Authorities" (Deans, Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, VP-College Relations, Director of Student Services, Manager of Student Housing Facilities, Director of Campus Safety and Security). It is Meharry Medical College's policy to investigate every report.  If technical expertise or additional investigative help is needed, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD), or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations (TBI) may be called to assist.

Click here to download the DCSS Incident Report Form.

If a crime occurs off-campus, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) is likely to be the primary investigative agency, with MMC investigators providing support if requested. MMC Security Officers do not provide security services to off-campus property, including recognized fraternity and sorority organizations, nor are activities off-campus recognized by MMC authority. From an off-campus phone you may reach the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) in an emergency by dialing 911. From on-campus phones and for off-campus non-emergencies you may reach the MNPD by dialing 615.862.8600.

Persons who are victimized while on the premises of the Herman Street Apartments (located at 1601 Herman Street) or the Meharry Medical Arts Center (located at 1919 Charlotte Avenue) should report the incident to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and to the DCSS, so accurate accounting of crime(s) may be compiled. Persons who are victimized while on the premises of the apartment complex located at 201 Tree Line Road, Oak Grove, Kentucky, should report incidents to the Oak Grove Police Department at 270.439.4602.

If you are the victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the college system or criminal justice system, you may still want to consider filing a confidential report. A suggested approach for confidentiality would be to make contact with your clergy; the campus Chaplain/Director of Counseling Services, the Rev. Robin Kimbrough, at 615.327.6975; or one of the Campus Security Authorities (Deans, Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, VP-College Relations, Director of Student Services, Manager of Student Housing Facilities, Director of Campus Safety and Security, or a Security Officer).

For more information, call:
Department of Public Safety and Security: 615.327.6254
Metropolitan Nashville Police Department: 615.862.8600