LSU HEALTH SHREVEPORT
UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Public Safety Department provides many services to the LSU Health Shreveport community. We are committed to courtesy and excellence and to the philosophy of community policing which means police officers are assigned to designated areas to develop a relationship with the various groups residing or working there. Our officers are willing to meet with groups to define problems and to develop strategies to maintain a safe environment and conduct special programs. The Public Safety Department is composed of three sections: the University Police, Guards, and Communications Officers. The department provides police and security services twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to campus patients, visitors, staff, faculty, students, and employees at all local facilities. These services generally consist of information, parking assistance, escorts, police protective services, and criminal investigations.
The University Police are sworn and commissioned police officers with the full range of police powers, including the authority to make arrests. Guards provide information and assistance to patients and visitors and provide security at our remote parking lots. Communications Officers support both the University Police and Guards. They monitor the fire and security alarm systems and alert and direct officers to needed areas. Police officers are responsible for a full range of public safety services, including crime reports, investigations, medical and fire emergencies, traffic accidents, parking violations, enforcement of laws regulating consumption of alcoholic beverages, the use of controlled substances, weapons, and all other incidents requiring police assistance.
University Police compiles information, prepares reports, and submits incident reports to local and state law enforcement agencies. The department shares information on arrests and serious crimes with the Shreveport City Police and the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office when necessary. Computer checks of warrants for wanted persons can be conducted through computer link-up with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety. The terminal provides access to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) which accesses the computer files of all criminal justice systems within each of the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Canada. University Police investigators are available or on-call to conduct criminal investigations, crime prevention surveys and provide personal protection tips.
University Police patrols offer assistance to motorists. Services include assistance to jumpstart vehicles and contacting of commercial road services for other vehicle assistance such as unlocking vehicle doors and changing tires. University Police provides safety escorts to members of the campus community twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, upon request.
Director – University Police
Associate Director – University Police
Lt. Olishia King
Allied Health Building
Captain Jamie Walker