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SAU Tech Police Department
870.574.4517 - Emergency
870.818.6353 - Non-Emergency

Welcome to the SAU Tech Police Department! The college’s police department is under the direction of the Chief of Police for the Southern Arkansas University System and SAU Tech’s Office of Student Services.

The SAU Tech Police Department is manned by fully trained law enforcement officers and provides protection and enforcement for the college’s campus. For immediate assistance call the Officers' cell phone at 870.818.6353 or 870-574-4517 for dispatch.

Local Emergency Numbers

  • Fire: 870.574.2413
  • Highland Ambulance: 870.574.3650
  • Ouachita County Hospital Ambulance: 870.836.3650
  • Calhoun County Sheriff's Department: 870.798.2323

Emergencies - How to Call for Help

If you are on campus call 870.818.6353 for campus police. If you can't reach anyone at these numbers, call 870.574.4517 for the Ouachita County Sheriff's Department dispatcher or 870.798.2323 for the Calhoun County Sheriff. For ambulance service, call 870.574.3650. For fire department, call 870.836.2413.

When dialing off campus, the prefix 9 must be dialed with all off campus numbers. When dialing on campus numbers, dial only the last four numbers (e.g., 4517).

Information Needed When Calling for Help

What type of help is needed (e.g., fire, police, ambulance, etc.). For a medical emergency on campus, generally request both an ambulance and campus police.

  • Where the emergency situation is - in what building, floor and room number or location.
  • Phone number from which you are calling.
  • What happened (e.g., overdose, fall, fire, etc.).
  • How many persons need help?
  • What is being done for the victim?

NOTE: Let the person you called hang up the telephone first; you hang up last. If you must leave the phone, leave the phone off the hook so that the call can be traced.

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Jeanne Clery Act & SAU Tech's Annual Security Report

SAU Tech Annual Safety Report

The Jeanne Clery disclosure of Campus Police Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires the distribution of an annual security report to all current faculty, staff, and students and notice of its availability to prospective students, faculty and staff.

The annual security/fire safety report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off‐campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Southern Arkansas University Tech and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as politicizes concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, fire safety, and other matters.

You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Police Department or by accessing the Clery Report below.

Meet the Staff

Photo: Jeffery Jester

Jeffrey Jester

SAU System Chief of Police


Photo: Jud Mitchell

Jud Mitchell

Public Safety Officer Supervisor

Photo: Kerry Carpenter

Kerry Carpenter

Public Safety Officer

Photo: Brandon Briggs

Brandon Briggs

Public Safety Officer