Please make sure your contact information is up to date. Check it by logging into your your banner account through the self-service page. You may navigate to it here. In the event of an emergency on campus, we will broadcast a message through the LU Connect (Blackboard) system. You will receive an automated message from us with important information. The system will only work for you if your contact information is up to date. Please update it as information may change.
Here is the link to the Lamar University Risk Management website. You will find important the university has produced to keep us prepared in the event of an emergency. Some of these preparation documents are available as links here:
Crime Prevention Tips
Please remember to always lock your car when you park and go to class. We have worked several cases recently where pedestrians are walking around to check if car doors are locked and stealing items inside when they find an open door. Always lock your car, and hide items of value. Don't leave personal items unattended around campus. Things like backpacks, iPads/iPods, etc. are easy for a thief to walk away with when you're not looking. If you live in a dorm always lock your door, even if you are only stepping down the hall for a few minutes.
How to Report a Crime
There are many ways available for you to report a crime to us. Any of the methods listed on the left tab of the website would be fine. You can call of course, email dispatch, 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 in the
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 if you left your lights on, etc. Our contact information is on the left side tab of the website, we'll be happy to help you at no cost. Additionally, if you accidentally lock your keys in your car, we can help you with that as well at no cost.
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, on the other hand you have 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, next to the mail centre.
Shuttle Service for Students
The Office of Student Affairs in conjunction with Lamar University police offers a free shuttle service from 5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. daily. Students utilizing this service must have a valid ID. The shuttle service provides transportation for students on campus and within the immediate vicinity of the campus. Students should call 880-2241 for this service.
The shuttle map is currently being updated. As soon as possible, we will have it available here for download.
Lamar University is committed to offering a learning environment for all and will work to protect, as much as reasonably possible, the health, safety and welfare of our students and other members of the university community. To this end, the Behavioral Assessment and Intervention Team (BAIT) has been established.
The mission of the Behavioral Assessment and Intervention Team (BAIT) is to coordinate the support services and resources of Lamar University to assist students who have reportedly displayed violent, threatening or dangerous behaviors on campus. The university will provide a caring, confidential program of identification, intervention and response to provide students with the greatest opportunity for success, and the university community with the greatest level of protection.