Emergency Dial: 3366
The Langston University Police Department is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by at least one officer on duty. The police staff currently include ten (10) certified peace officers who are sworn to enforce federal, state, and local laws upon campus. The Langston University Police Department is also charged to enforce the traffic and parking regulations within campus jurisdiction. It is the mission of the Langston University Police Department to encourage the maintenance of a safe and secure environment for the campus community in which it serve, thereby advocating that safety is the responsibility of every member of the Langston University community.
Langston University Campus Police P.O. Box 718 Langston, Oklahoma 73050
Phone: 405-466-3366 / 3368
The Campus Police facility is located (across from the White House) at the east entrance of Young Hall, room 135.
Crime Statistics Mandated by the Clery Act. The Crime Reports chart reflects crime statistics mandated by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. These statistics reflect incidents that have been reported the Langston University Police Department as well as to other University Officials who have significant responsibilities for student and campus activities as defined by the Clery Act. Incidents reported to other University Officials which are included in the below table do not always result in a criminal investigation when the victim chooses not to pursue the matter with law enforcement or seek an alternative resolution such as the student judicial/disciplinary process. LU Crime Statistics
Crime victims, regardless of how seemingly insignificant the crime, are encouraged to report the incident to the Langston University Police Department immediately. To report a crime, a victim or a witness need only to call the campus police emergency dispatch number (5555) or 466-3366 if you reside in one of the campus apartment facilities or off campus.Once the request for police assistance is received, a campus police officer will respond to your location to gather information and/or investigate the complaint. An official report will be generated based upon the details obtained during the complaint interview. The report will remain on file within the Langston University Police Department and copies are made available for public access during normal business hours. Please consult the Langston University "Emergency Procedures Guide" in case of a fire, accident with serious injury or illness, unwanted intruder, bomb threat or explosives, and severe weather to determine what to do in case of an emergency. Student faculty/staff are strongly encouraged to report any violations, suspicious loitering and/or unruly behavior to the campus police or contact other university officials such as residence hall management, the Office of Student Affairs, Athletic Department, Office of Academic Affairs, or the Office of the President etc. All students faculty/staff must carry a university identification card at all times when on campus. Please be mindful that you may be requested to present your identification card by campus police personnel at anytime to protect your rights and property.
Services & Victim Assistance
Services ProvidedThe Langston University Police Department is committed to the service of providing a safe, and secure environment to preserve and promote educational growth and development within the Langston University community. During the course of duties on a daily basis the Langston University Police Department offer the following services:
- Parking and Traffic Control (Updated Rules and Regulations - 2006-2007)
- Various motorist assistance tasks such as jumpstarts and vehicle lockouts
- Safety and Security Seminars
- Operation I.D. (marking personal property)
Victims Assistance The Langston University Police Department recognize that the traditional methods of managing students, from a campus law enforcement prospective, specifically from an authoritarian style of enforcement and interaction, may be less effective and in many cases exacerbate interpersonal conflicts. With this in mind the Langston University Police Department has developed a common based relationship with the Langston University Professional Counseling Center (PCC) to provide counseling, and mental health services to the university population when such needs are identified and determined to be necessary to address a situation. In addition to counseling and mental health services the PCC also conduct "victim prevention" seminars such as Sexual Assault/Date Rape, self-defense, and Domestic Violence. Counselors on staff in the PCC work routinely with crime victims providing counseling services and, informing clients of their responsibilities and rights to report crimes that have occurred against themselves to the campus police (in cases where the crime occurred on campus) and/or to other authorities (crimes occurred off campus). Information relative to criminal incidents gained during counseling sessions are not maintained for the purpose of statistical data (Such reporting is generally maintained by the Office of Student Affairs). For further information concerning services provided by the Langston University Police Department, call (405) 466-3366.The Langston University Police Department also maintain a close working relationship with City of Langston Police and Fire Departments, City of Coyle Police and Fire Departments, City of Guthrie Police and Fire Departments, Logan County Sheriff’s Office, the Logan County District Attorney’s Office and the Oklahoma State Department of Public Safety.
Safety & Security Responsibilities of Langston University Community
Members of the Langston University community must assume responsibility for their own personal safety and the security of their personal property.The following precautions should be taken:
- Report all suspicious activity to the campus police immediately.
- Never take personal safety for granted.
- Limit your alcohol consumption, and leave social functions that get to loud, to crowded, or where too many people are drinking excessively.
- Remember to call campus police at the first sign of trouble.
- Carry only small amounts of cash.
- Never leave valuables (wallets, purses, books, calculators, etc.) unattended.
- Carry your keys at all times, and do not lend them to anyone.
- Lock-up your bicycles, lock doors, and close windows when leaving your car.
- Always lock the door to your residence hall room, whether or not you are there. Be certain that your door is locked when you go to sleep, and keep windows closed and locked when you are not at home.
- Do not leave valuables in your car, especially if they can be easily noticed.
- Engrave serial numbers or owner-recognized numbers, such as driver’s license number, on items of value.
The enforcement of laws upon the campus of Langston University is tempered with an educational philosophy, which support the mission, goals, and objectives of the Langston University community.
Missing Student Notification
In accordance with 485 of the Higher Education Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1092(j), Langston University has developed this investigation and notification policy regarding students who reside in on-campus housing and have been reported as missing. Any report to a University official indicating that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing shall be referred immediately to the Langston University Police Department, and an investigation shall be conducted. If the initial investigation determines that the student is missing, the following persons shall be notified: 1. A confidential contact person designated by the student. Students have the option of identifying a person of their choice to be contacted in the specific case they are determined missing. Students can choose to identify the same person as their general emergency contact or identify a different person who is more likely to know their whereabouts if determined missing (for example a roommate, close friend, or in-town relative might be more familiar with your daily movements than out-of-town family or friends). The person you designate and their contact information shall be considered confidential and is only to be accessed by University officials after the student has been reported missing. This confidential contact person database can be used by any Langston student, whether they live on campus or not. 2. The Student's custodial parent(s) or legal guardian(s), if the student is under 18 and not an emancipated minor. 3. Local law enforcement authorities: The Langston University Police Department will work with other law enforcement agencies, if necessary, once a student is determined to be missing. University officials may elect to notify additional persons determined to be appropriate and consistent with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, 20 § 1232(g). IMPORTANT: Students are encouraged to share pertinent information with family and friends when leaving campus or taking trips. Sharing this information will enable University staff, as well as family and friends, to contact you if the need arises. Vehicle Registration Form