The LSU Health Shreveport community is encouraged to notify LSU Health Shreveport Police of any situation or incident on campus that may involve a significant emergency or dangerous situation that poses an immediate or ongoing threat to the health and safety of university members. LSU Health Shreveport police is charged with responding to reported incidents in order to determine whether the incident, in fact, presents a threat to the community and with requesting other resources necessary to investigate, mitigate, or document the situation.
When the LSU Health Shreveport Police Department receives notice of a possible emergency on the campus, it will determine if the situation poses an immediate threat to the health or safety of some or all members of the LSU Health Shreveport community. Designated personnel will coordinate with administration to determine the content of the emergency message and will utilize some or all of the available communication tools in order to disseminate the message to the appropriate university members. LSU Health Shreveport will, without delay, and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system, unless the notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.
In all cases, university emergency responses shall place primary emphasis on the protection of human life, and all reasonable efforts shall be made to protect and preserve university property. Announcements about whether the university will reduce or suspend operations because of emergency conditions will be made by the President and Chancellor through University Relations for release to the media.
In order to better communicate emergency information to the campus community, LSU Health Shreveport has implemented the Smart Notice Emergency Notification System for staff, faculty and students. This system will email, text, or call two phone numbers of choice.
REPORTING A CRIME OR EMERGENCY
If you are involved in an emergency situation, are the victim of a crime, or witness any criminal activity, you are urged to notify the LSU Health Shreveport Police Department as soon as possible by dialing 911 or (318) 675-6165 / (318) 675-6233, UPD Crime Hotline (318) 675-3873 or by using the LSU Shield App on your smartphone. Off-campus crimes may be reported to the Shreveport Police Department or Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office. Both of these law enforcement agencies can be reached by dialing 911.
It is the goal of the LSU Health Shreveport Police Department and the university to keep the campus community informed of serious incidents. Working in conjunction with other university departments, the LSU Health Shreveport Police Department will issue a Safety Bulletin in a timely manner to the campus community about crimes in and around the campus. When the LSU Health Shreveport Police Department receives information that a violent crime against a person or a serious threat to property has occurred or is imminent, a notification will be sent out via text message and/or email via the Smart Notice Emergency Notification System. A Crime Alert will also be posted to the LSU Health Shreveport Police web site.
The Safety Bulletin and Crime Alert will contain the following information:
- Type of incident
- Time of the incident
- Location of the incident
- Description of the suspect(s)
- Summary of the incident
If a crime or serious incident is reported to a non-police campus administrator, that administrator should notify the LSU Health Shreveport Police Department of the incident. Working with the reporting administrator and other campus officials, the LSU Health Shreveport Police Department will decide whether or not to issue a Safety Bulletin and/or Crime Alert and if deemed necessary, LSU Health Shreveport Police Department will alert local law enforcement agencies.