Although LSUS does not experience serious crimes often, serious crimes can occur. LSUS is located in a metropolitan area of 200,000 people, so students should exercise caution at all times. The university makes every effort to ensure that the campus facilities, buildings and grounds are designed and maintained in such a way as to promote safety and reduce criminal opportunity. Particular attention is paid to the design of landscaping and exterior lighting.
LSUS police officers are certified peace officers under the laws of the state and possess all authority provided by laws to be exercised as required for the safety and protection of the university community. No person is commissioned as a university police officer until he or she has, as a minimum requirement, completed and graduated from a POST certified Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy. Each officer has the right to exercise the power of arrest when discharging duties in or out of uniform.
Any person arrested by a university police officer is immediately transferred by the officer to the custody of the local city police. The university currently employs eight full-time commissioned police officers who maintain security of the campus twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
All students, visitors and employees are encouraged to accurately and promptly report all crimes to the University Police and the appropriate police agencies. The University Police Office is located in AD 124 and can be reached via telephone by calling 318-797-5082 or after hours at 318-455-5497. If you have information on an offense that has been committed, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7000.
To view a statistical report in compliance with Public Law 101-542, Title II, the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, click here.