The University of Louisiana at Monroe represents a campus community of more than 12,000 students, faculty and staff and covers more than 200 acres. The campus is bordered by two major highways and is located in a metropolitan area of approximately 60,000 people. As the campus continues to grow to meet the cultural and academic needs of a diverse student body, the law enforcement division of ULM, the University Police Department, is responding to the demands and responsibilities that accompany the University's growth.
The safety of the student body, as well as faculty, staff and visitors is of primary importance to the University and the University Police Department. The University Police Department works year –round in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies to provide a safe and secure environment for the residents of this "city within a city." The information in this brochure is designed to foster safety and responsibility as well as to inform those associated with the ULM community.
The University Police
In its continuous effort to provide the best security and safety measures possible, the University Police Department provides a variety of law enforcement services and functions for the campus and surrounding areas. An active, regular police presence is established with 24-hour patrol protection for the main campus, parking lots, and residence halls. The University Police Department also provides regular patrol on streets throughout the University campus and all areas adjacent to the campus. This includes making initial response to fraternity houses located near the main campus.
All ULM police officers are highly trained law enforcement personnel and are commissioned by the Department of Public Safety, State of Louisiana. Louisiana Revised Statute 17:1805 vests University Police Officers with full law enforcement powers, authority, and responsibilities identical to the local police or parish sheriff. Each officer must successfully complete the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement Police Officer Standards and Training course.
ULM law enforcement officers have the right to carry a concealed weapon and to exercise the power of arrest when discharging their duties while in or out of uniform. In discharge of their duties on campus, police officers may exercise the power of arrest. University Police officers have the authority to discharge their duties off campus if engaging in intelligence gathering activity, investigating a crime committed on campus, or if specifically requested by the chief law enforcement officer of the parish or city.
University Police Officers are responsible for a full range of police/law enforcement services including but not limited to responding to incidents, offense report writing, investigations, medical emergencies, fire emergencies, traffic accidents, enforcement of laws involving under age drinking, the use of controlled dangerous substances, weapons, and all other incidents requiring police assistance.
When necessary, crime information involving serious incidents is shared with the Monroe Police Department, West Monroe Police Department, and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Department. The serial numbers of all vehicles, office equipment, and personal property stolen from the ULM campus are reported through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to play an active role in campus safety by reporting any potential criminal actions and emergencies to the University Police Department. The University Police Department's telephone number is 318-342-5350. Emergency calls can be made from campus by calling 1-911.