REPORTING A CRIME OR EMERGENCY

LSU Health Shreveport University Police Department encourages prompt and accurate reporting of all crimes to University Police and appropriate police agencies, even when the victim of a crime elects to or is unable to make such a report. If you are a victim or witness any criminal or suspicious activity, fire, or other emergency you are urged to notify the University Police in a timely manner by dialing 318-675-6165 or 911, or by using the LSU Shield App on your smartphone. In the event of an emergency or ongoing threat, please get to a safe location first and then report the incident.

Regardless of how you decide to report these incidents, it is critical for the safety of the entire LSU Health Shreveport community that you report all incidents in a timely manner which allows University Police to assess the complaint for the purpose of issuing timely warnings or emergency notifications. It will also ensure if an investigation or any appropriate follow-up actions need to be taken.  When someone chooses not to report the incident; we encourage survivors to at least consult a confidential resource, such as the SAVE Program to receive important counseling and referral information. Remember you do not have to file a report to obtain these services.

University Police also records and monitors, when notified by local law enforcement agencies, any criminal activity by students at non campus locations of student organizations officially recognized by the university (LSU Health Shreveport does not have any on- or off-campus housing facilities). University Police makes every effort to provide a record of the incident to the Dean’s Office for review and follow-up action.  There are three schools that comprise the LSU Health Shreveport community (School of Allied Health Professions, School of Graduate Studies, and School of Medicine) and each have their own policies that outline standards of conduct governing their constituents and provide procedures for sanctioning violations of those standards.  Allegations of student misconduct are forwarded to the designated official at the school the student attends for review.  Employee matters are forwarded to Human Resources for review. When appropriate, an incident will be referred to the Title IX Office for review. 

REPORTING TO A CSA

LSU Health Shreveport has many identified CSAs on campus; however, campus community members may also contact the following numbers to report crimes:

CSA Reporting Phone Numbers:

Title IX Coordinator
318-675-8387

School of Medicine
318-675-5190

School of Allied Health
318-813-2900

School of Graduate Studies
318-675-7676

Registrar’s Office
318-675-5205


Academic & Student Affairs
318-675-5339

Voluntary, Confidential Reporting

LSU Health Shreveport wants everyone to feel safe reporting any wrongful conduct and is committed to protecting individuals from retaliation for having made a protected disclosure or for cooperating with an investigation. We understand and respect a victim may not wish to pursue a criminal investigation, but are strongly encouraged to file a voluntary, confidential report. With such information, the university can keep an accurate record of the number of incidents involving employees, students, faculty, and visitors; determine if there is a pattern of a crime regarding a particular location, method, or assailant; or alert the campus community to potential dangers. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the Annual Security Report. If an individual requests confidentiality when reporting, depending upon the circumstances of the crime, it may be able to be filed confidentially. LSU Health Shreveport will take all reasonable steps to honor the request for privacy and will be respected to the fullest extent permitted by state law or university processes. The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with wishes to keep any personal identifying information confidential, while taking steps to ensure the safety of involved parties.

LSU Health Shreveport distinguishes between privacy and confidentiality. Privacy in this context means that information related to a disclosure or report of prohibited conduct will generally be shared only with those university employees who need to know the information in order to review, investigate, or resolve the matter. Confidentiality means that the information shared will not be disclosed without the individual’s permission or as required by law. Disclosure may be legally required if the reported conduct poses a threat of serious harm to the reporting party or others, or if the reported conduct involves suspected abuse or neglect of a minor. The university may not be able to assure confidentiality and will inform involved parties when allegations involving sexual harassment (including sexual violence) are reported, then they must be made available to the University’s Title IX Coordinator.

RESOURCES

On-Campus Resources

Confidential Support
SAVE (Sexual Assault and Violence Education) Office
School of Medicine, Building C, Room 2-448
318-813-SAVE (7283)
www.lsuhs.edu/save

Counseling (Confidential)
Student Counseling Center
1801 Fairfield, Suite 210

Shreveport, LA 71101 
318-813-6100
www.lsuhs.edu/our-schools/counseling-center

Criminal Reporting
University Police 
Administration Building, Room 1-129
318-675-6165
www.lsuhs.edu/about/university-police

Medical Care/Evidence Collection
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
318-626-0000
www.ochsnerlsuhs.org/

Title IX Reporting
Campus Title IX Coordinator
Administration Building, Room 600
318-675-8387 
www.lsuhs.edu/about/title-ix

Local Resources

Advocacy Center and Safe Shelter
Project Celebration, Inc.
318-256-6242
www.projectcelebration.com

Criminal Reporting
Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office
318-675-2170
www.caddosheriff.org

Shreveport Police Department
318-673-7300
https://shreveportla.gov/422/Police

Medical Care/Evidence Collection
Christus Health Shreveport-Bossier
318-681-4500
http://christushealthsb.org

Willis-Knighton Medical Center
318-212-4000
www.wkhs.com

State/National Resources

State Resources

LCADV (Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence) 
1-888-411-1333  
www.lcadv.org

LaFASA (Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault)
1-888-995-7372 

www.lafasa.org

National Resources
National Center for Victims of Crime           

www.victimsofcrime.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
www.thehotline.org

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

1-877-739-3895
www.nsvrc.org

RAINN: Rape Abuse & Incest National Network
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)  
www.rainn.org