Campus Security

The Trevecca Nazarene University security department employs full-time armed officers as well as part-time student officers. Trevecca’s security team strives to provide a safe learning and living environment for all students, faculty, staff and guests.

The Security Department is available around the clock every day of the year. If any suspicious activity is observed on campus, please contact the Trevecca Security Department immediately.

In Case of Emergency

If there is an emergency that requires immediate attention call 911 and then TNU Security. 

TNU Security Department: (615) 642-3523
Metro Nashville Police Non-Emergency: (615) 862-8600

Our Leadership


A well-known figure in Middle Tennessee law enforcement for his 28 years of service with the Mt. Juliet Police Department, James is a Nashville native and graduate of Northwestern University’s Police Staff and Command School. At MJPD, he rose from dispatcher to the chief of police for the growing city. He holds a B.A. in Christian education, a master’s degree and doctorate in psychology and Christian counseling. He also serves as pastor at First Missionary Baptist Church in Franklin, Tennessee.

James A. Hambrick Chief Security Officer


Along with patrolling the campus and handling parking, the Security Department also provides a few services to the Trevecca community. Those services include, but are not limited to:

  • Information about the campus
  • Provide walking safety escorts on campus for students, faculty and staff.
  • Vehicle assistance (vehicle lock outs, jump start, tire help)
  • Student welfare checks
  • Residence lock outs

*All services provided by the TNU Security Department are handled by priority of call.

** Trevecca Nazarene University is not responsible for any damage to vehicles requiring assistance. 

Parking Permits

All students, staff and faculty are required to have a parking permit to park on campus. 

Vehicle registration instructions:

  • To register your vehicle, please click here.
  • To view the Trevecca vehicle code, click here

Emergency Alert System

Information about emergency alerts on campus can be found by signing up for the RAVE system at

Trevecca offers a free emergency alert system that will warn subscribers by phone or e-mail when the potential for a campus emergency exists. This service has the capability to send both voice and text to your cell phone.

This system will send an emergency alert message to all students and employees who have registered their phones and e-mail addresses with this service. This system is used only for Trevecca to send emergency alert messages and will not be used for any other purpose, such as general notifications, SPAM, advertising, etc.


  • All Trevecca campus extensions (including offices, dorms, apartments, etc.) and Trevecca-owned cell phones are automatically subscribed to this service each year.
  • All active Trevecca e-mail addresses assigned to employees and students (Office 365 accounts) will also be notified in the event of an emergency.

Personal/Home Phones

The University strongly recommends that all community members subscribe to this service with their personal cell phones, home phones and non-Trevecca e-mail addresses.

Phones with Synchronized Email

Those who use a smart phone and have their personal email account synchronized to that phone are encouraged to sign up that email account.

Signing Up Is Easy


If you have any technical problems registering your information, please notify the ITS HelpDesk (615-248-1223, or

Emergency Siren System

Trevecca Nazarene University has emergency notification sirens installed on campus. In the event of an emergency situation on campus, the sirens will be initiated by security personnel.

What the emergency sirens mean and how they sound

Severe Weather
In case of severe weather, such as a tornado warning, the Severe Weather ring tone will sound. A tornado warning means that a tornado has been spotted on the ground in Trevecca's area. Seek shelter immediately. If possible, go to the lowest level of the building you are in or seek shelter in an inner hallway, classroom, or closet. Remain there until the All Clear ring tone is sounded.

In case of criminal activity on campus that threatens the safety of community members, the Lockdown ring tone will sound. Lock yourself in a building or room and remain there until the All Clear ring tone is sounded.

All Clear
The All Clear ring tone will signal an end to the emergency. You may resume normal activity.

The Test ring tone will be used to periodically test the emergency notification siren system. Notification to the campus will be provided in advance of any test of the system.

For any other questions comments or concerns about campus security please contact us at or contact Director of Security Greg Dawson at