Campus Safety

University Police

The University Police department is on campus to serve you in the protection of your person, your property, and the university’s property.

The university police are also charged with the enforcement of university and systems regulations, all state, local and federal laws. Officers working for the university are licensed peace officers for the state of Texas. They have county-wide jurisdiction per the Texas Education Code Section 51.203.  

Visit the University Police Department


Dial 7777

In case of emergency, dial 7777 from any campus phone to get to the Lamar Police. Calling 911 is less efficient since they will redirect you to the campus police anyway. If you do need to dial 911 from campus, you do not need to dial 9 to get out.


Emergency Procedures

The department of Risk Management at Lamar University has formulated procedures for various emergencies including fire evacuation, building evacuation, chemical release emergency, severe weather evacuation and handling suspicious letters/packages. Click on Emergency Procedures and review all procedures in detail for your own safety. When on campus call Ext. 7777 for all emergencies.