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Louisiana Tech University

Division of
Student Affairs

University Police

Louisiana Tech University Police is a fully functional police department.  All of our officers are graduates of a certified police academy and are certified through the Louisiana Police Officers Standards & Training Council Exam.  Selected officers receive specialized training each year, and all officers receive recertification courses as needed.  Our professional status and growth allows us to both protect and provide public service to the University community.  It is the expectation of the University community to have an atmosphere that is conducive to a learning environment, and it is the goal of University Police to assist in this effort by enforcing the laws, rules, and regulations that govern our university.

MISSION:  We the members of the University Police Department, support the mission of the Division of Student Affairs and Louisiana Tech University by promoting a safe and secure higher education environment.  This mission is accomplished by providing accessible, dependable, professional law enforcement services.  We are committed to exceeding the expectations of the stakeholders which we serve; students, parents, visitors, faculty, staff, and administration.  We recognize the value of involving these stakeholders in collaborative efforts, whenever possible, in an effort to identify and resolve issues that impact campus safety and security.  

For more information, please contact:

Chief Randal Hermes
email:  rhermes@latech.edu

Asst. Chief Bill Davis
email:  bdavis@latech.edu

Lt. Scott Salsbury (Traffic Office)
email:  traffic@latech.edu     

Louisiana Tech University
University Police
P.O. Box 3003
Ruston, LA  71272
Phone:  (318) 257-4018
Fax: (318) 257-2831