Campus Safety and Security
Campus safety and security officers help protect students and their property, as well as protecting college property. Furthermore, these officers will escort students to their cars upon request and maintain parking surveillance. The campus also relies on the Orange Police Department when needed.
The direct line for campus security is (409) 670-0789.
All emergencies on campus should be reported to the Safety & Security Coordinator at (409) 882-3910.
For emergency use, there are telephones located in the hallways of all the campus buildings, which dial directly to campus security.
The campus Safety and Security office is located in the Academic Center building, Room 149.
Crime Prevention Tips
LSCO Safety and Security Officers patrol the campus to assure a high level of good physical security. As a regular part of their assigned duties they look for any safety or security problems such as defective lighting, unsecured areas, inoperative doors or locks, damaged sidewalks and potential fire hazards. If you notice a safety or security problem on campus, please report it to the Office of College Affairs or the Department of Safety and Security. Students and Employees can help assume responsibility for their own personal safety and security of their personal belongings by taking some of the following precautions:
- Avoid walking alone. Travel in pairs and groups or call for a Security escort at 409-670-0789
- At night, park in lighted areas on campus. When walking to your vehicle, keep your keys in your hand, check the interior of your vehicle.
- Be aware of your surroundings and potential danger spots, think defensively.
- Lock your doors and keep your windows closed at all times and do not sit in your car for an extended period of time.
- Report suspicious persons and circumstances
- Do not leave valuables lying out in the open or in unlocked vehicles
- Never leave your belongings unattended. Backpacks, books and purses can become easy targets
- Report suspicious persons or circumstances. This could stop a crime before it happens.
- Save the LSCO Campus Safety and Security phone number of 409-670-0789 into your phone
Faculty and Staff
- Get to know and recognize your co-workers. Be familiar with the employees in your area. Do not hesitate to report strangers, activities, or behaviors that seem unusual.
- Be familiar with work safety policies and procedures.
- Introduce yourself to campus security personnel and know how to reach them.
- Do not loan your office keys or give your security code to anyone.
- If working late, lock your exterior office doors and be cautious about who you let in after hours. Notify campus security at 409-670-0789 or 409-882-3910 that you will be working late.
- If you are leaving late and are concerned about your safety, walk with a coworker or contact campus security for an escort.
- Report safety related issues, such as burned out lighting, immediately.
Annual Security Report
LSCO is required by federal law (The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C. 1092(f), known as the “Clery Act”) to publish an Annual Security Report.
The Office of College Affairs and the Safety and Security Department publishes the Annual Security Report, which includes information about LSCO Safety and Security Department, how to report a crime, our crime prevention programs, substance abuse, sensitive crimes, emergency notifications, and other important information about the safety and security services on campus. It also contains three years of statistics on reported campus or campus-related crimes. A hard copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the LSCO’s Office of College Affairs in the Ron Lewis Building, Room 352 or by calling (409) 882-3922.
LSCO’s most recent ASR is linked below, and the ASR from the previous calendar year is also located below.