In 2006, Louisburg College established its Campus Police Department to provide better protection and service to the campus and surrounding community. As campus safety is the number one priority for the college, campus police officers are on duty 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Officers' duties consist of patrolling the entire campus, securing buildings and property, issuing citations, making arrests for criminal violations, working special events and responding to calls for assistance. A part-time detective is also devoted to performing ongoing criminal investigations in order to make arrests or solve crimes that occur on campus. Certain felony investigations are handled exclusively by the Louisburg City Police Department.
The Campus Police office is located on the first floor of Davis Hall, room 100.
Louisburg College Campus Police Officers are commissioned by the North Carolina Attorney General's Office under general statute 74G. We are granted the same authority and subject to the same rigorous training and standards as all North Carolina municipal police officers. Police officers must successfully complete North Carolina basic law enforcement training earning a general law enforcement certification, pass a written test, psychological and polygraph screenings (in specific cases only), and undergo a thorough background investigation.
As part of a commissioned law enforcement agency, campus police officers have full arrest powers. Campus Police Officers have jurisdiction on the Louisburg College campus, including any satellite properties, as well as any city street immediately adjoining the campus. This jurisdiction includes the authority to make traffic stops, especially when traffic violation are particularly threatening to campus pedestrians. The Department of Campus Safety and Police works closely with the Louisburg Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff's Office to ensure a safe environment for the campus and surrounding community.