Frequently Asked Questions


In the case of an emergency, always dial 911 first. 

If a crime or incident involves an LSU student or employee, you may report it to the LSU Police Department. You can do this by calling 225-578-3231 or stopping by the Public Safety Building located at 204 South Stadium Road. 

Yes. LSU Police Department operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Officers and Dispatchers are on duty and ready to help. We operate during holidays, emergency closures, etc. We are ALWAYS open!

Yes. LSU PD receives “911” calls directly from campus telephones. “911” calls made by off-campus telephones and wireless devices are received by East Baton Rouge and Emergency Medical Services, then forwarded to LSU PD as necessary.

You may do so by visiting the Anonymous Tips page.

Or, you may do so by downloading and utilizing the LSU Shield app

Theft of personal property, namely electronics. Unfortunately, crime is an inherent part of society and LSU PD strives to maintain a safe environment for our open campus and community. View safety tips for the protection of property

The first step in crime prevention is being ALERT to the fact that crime can happen anywhere, at anytime, and to anyone - even you!

With this fact in mind, be AWARE of your surroundings at all times, and AVOID potentially dangerous situations. Keep your eyes up and ears open. If you are looking down at your cellphone and have ear buds in, you are not being aware of your surroundings. 

Let your friends and family know where you'll be and what time you expect to return. There's more safety in numbers, so stay in groups whenever possible. You may utilize the Friend Watch feature in the LSU Shield app. 

TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS! If you feel uncomfortable, call the police. Personal safety is an active responsibility that requires your attention at all times. Never let your self-defense skills or any protective device give you a false sense of security.

You must always remain aware of your surroundings. 

The LSU PD offers two different women's self-defense classes:

All traffic tickets written by LSU PD are sent to the 19th Judicial District Court, which is located at 300 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA. Phone #: 225-389-4836. Learn more about paying a traffic ticket.  

Please visit the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office for more information:

LSU campus is a firearm-free zone, which may subject you to arrest. Please refer to LRS 14:95.6 Firearm-Free Zone for more information. 

Anyone found possessing a weapon may also be subject to university discipline per LSU Policy Statement 96: Firearm Policy

You may sign up by doing the following:

  • Login to my LSU 
  • Select "Campus Community" in the left navigation bar
  • Select "Emergency Text Message" from the drop down menu
  • Input cellular service providers and cell phone numbers 

You must be a member of the LSU community to receive these emergency notifications. If you are not a member and would like to receive the emergency notifications, you may download the LSU mobile app. (You must allow the app to send push-notifications in order to receive a copy of LSU alerts). 

Visit our Police Services webpage for instructions, forms, and contact information.