Our primary objective is to protect all persons within its jurisdiction, to insure that all are as free from criminal attack as possible, secured in their properties, which will permit them to develop life skills within a safe and peaceful academic environment.
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Sam Houston State University utilizes the KatSafe system to alert the campus community should there be an emergency. Depending on user preference, this notification could be sent via text message, phone call, or e-mail. KatSafe is used for comfirmed immediate or impending threats to the health and safety to the Sam Houston State University community. Examples include outbreaks of serious illness, approaching extreme weather, earth quake, gas leak, terrorist incident, an armed intruder, bomb threat, civil unrest and/or explosion.
University Police Officers are authorized by State statute to enforce Federal, State, and local laws and/or any regulation issued by the Board of Regents of Sam Houston State University on property under the control and jurisdiction of Sam Houston State University. Section 51.203, Texas Education Code; Campus Peace Officers, states "The governing boards of each state institution of higher education and public technical institute may employ and commission peace officers for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this subchapter. The primary jurisdiction of a peace officer commissioned under this section includes all counties in which property is owned, leased, rented, or otherwise under the control of the institution of higher education or public technical institute that employs the peace officer or otherwise in the performance of their duties.
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