LeTourneau University Police have complete police authority to apprehend and arrest anyone involved in illegal acts on-campus and areas immediately adjacent to the campus. If minor offenses involving University rules and regulations are committed by a University student, University Police may also refer the individual to the disciplinary division of Student Affairs.
Major offenses such as rape, murder, aggravated assault, robbery and auto theft are reported to the local police and joint investigative efforts with investigators from UPD and the Longview Police Department are deployed to resolve these crimes. The prosecution of all criminal offenses, both felony and misdemeanor, are conducted at Municipal Courts of the City of Longview, County Courts of Gregg County or Federal Court.
University Police personnel work closely with local, county, state, and federal police agencies and have direct radio communication with the Longview Police Department on their communications network. The University Police Department is also a part of the E-911 Emergency System. It is a criminal offense to falsely activate or request assistance using the E-911 emergency telephone system. All calls are instantly traced and the City of Longview Emergency Tele-Communications Department actively pursues prosecution of persons who abuse this life-saving system.
By mutual agreement with the City of Longview Police Department, the University Police Department obtains NLETS (National Law Enforcement Telecommunications Network) information and TLETS (Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications) information as needed to investigate and resolve any issues of a criminal nature. Through this system police personnel can access the National Crime Information Computer (NCIC) system as well as the Texas Crime Information Computer (TCIC) system. These computer databases are used for accessing criminal history data, nationwide police records, driver/vehicle identification information, as well as other local, state and federal law enforcement information. By Texas Law (Ch. 51 Education Code) and per inter-local agreement with the Longview Police Department, the University Police Department's jurisdiction includes any University owned or leased property as well as any venue occupied or rented for a University sponsored function located within the corporate city limits of Longview. UPD also has jurisdiction in all remote and distance learning centers (i.e. School of Aeronautical Science Center located at East Texas Regional Airport, distance learning centers located in Dallas, Bedford, Tyler, etc.)
Through coordination with local law enforcement agencies, any criminal activity engaged in by students at off-campus locations of student organizations, is monitored and recorded. This information may be provided to the Dean of Students for any action or follow-up that may be required.