University Police


(318) 274-2222 or (318) 274-2219

Grambling State University’s Police Department is the University’s law enforcement agency. The department provides police and security services 24-hours a day, seven days a week to all university students, faculty, staff and visitors and enforces all University’s rules and regulations, as well as state and federal statutes and local laws.

All Grambling State University police officers are commissioned by the State of Louisiana and have all of the authority and responsibility of any police officer in the state. Under Act 269 of the 1974 Legislature, Section 1805 of Title 17 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, they are empowered to make arrests in matters concerning felonies and misdemeanors.

University police officers are responsible for a full-range of public safety services: Crime reports, investigations, medical and other emergencies, traffic accidents, parking violations, enforcement of laws regulating consumption of alcoholic beverages, the use of controlled substances, weapons and all other incidents requiring police assistance. They compile information, prepare reports and submit report data to state reporting agencies.

The department shares information regarding arrests and serious crimes with the Sheriff’s Department. Computer checks of warrants for wanted persons can be conducted through a direct link to the Louisiana Department of Public Safety. The campus terminal provides access to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), which accesses the computer files of all criminal justice systems within 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada.

Suspected or actual criminal activity and other emergencies on University property can be reported directly by any student, faculty, staff and/or visitor. University Police can be reached at 274-2222 or 274-2219.