The LU Police Department is committed to ensuring the safety and security of the LU community. We offer a number of services designed to keep you informed and connected. 

ConnectED Info

In an on-campus emergency, we will broadcast a message through the LU Connect (Blackboard) system. Make sure your contact information is up to date or you won't receive updates. Check your contact information by logging into the Self-Service Banner. You will then receive an automated message with important information. 

Emergency Preparedness

Find important information to keep you prepared in an emergency at the Lamar University Risk Management website. Available documents are:

Crime Prevention Tips

  • Always lock your car when you park and go to class and hide items of value.
  • Don't leave personal items like backpacks, laptops, etc. unattended around campus.
  • Always lock your door to your room in the residence halls, even if you're only stepping down the hall for a few minutes.

How to Report a Crime

Call (409) 880-7777, email, or send us a message on our department Facebook page.

Sex Offender Registration Information

In 2002, the Wetterling Act (the federal law dealing with state registration of sex offenders) was amended by the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (CSCPA) to require states to obtain information about enrollment or employment of registered sex offenders at institutions of higher education, and to provide that information to campus police departments or other appropriate law enforcement agencies.

The CSCPA requires universities to provide notice to the campus community of where information identifying registered sex offenders who are enrolled or employed at the institution can be obtained.

A provision was added to FERPA to allow a university to disclose information provided to it under the Wetterling Act concerning registered sex offenders, including personally identifiable, non-directory information from education records disclosed without prior consent.

Information identifying registered sex offenders must be provided to the campus police department or other appropriate law enforcement agency by the state. The university must advise the campus community where sex offender information can be obtained, and must make the information available to members of the campus community by some means. The Texas Department of Public Safety must obtain the information and provide it to the university. The university is not required to ask registrants or prospective employees about the information. The Department of Public Safety has adopted the following procedure:

  • Notification of Enrollment at or Employment by Institutions of Higher Education
    • Any registered offender who is enrolled as a student of any university, college, community college, or other institution of higher education, or is, with or without compensation, a full-time or part-time employee of that university, college, community college, or other institution of higher education, or is carrying on a vocation at the university, college, community college, or other institution of higher education, shall report their status as an employee, student, or carrying on a vocation to their local law enforcement authority.
  • Here is the list of registered sex offenders who are students at Lamar University.

Vehicle Battery Assists and Unlocks

We can help jump start your car battery, and we can unlock your car if you locked the keys in it. We're happy to help, at no cost to you!

Emergency Phones

The police department has installed 32 emergency phones located throughout the campus for your safety. Phones are on white posts with blue lights on top. When the red button is pushed, the location of the call is automatically identified and the caller is connected to the police department. Locations of the telephones are marked on all parking maps and safety brochures. Individuals with hearing impairments should remain at the phone until the officer arrives.

There are also several emergency phones located within in buildings across campus. They are silver with a red push to activate button.

The Parking Map is available to download.  The blue dots show the location of all the campus emergency phones.

Lost and Found

Lost and found items from campus are housed at the police department. If you have lost something, come check with us to see if it has been found. If you've found someone else's property, kindly turn it in to the police department. We are open 24 hours a day, conveniently located at 211 Redbird Lane.