A Night in the Life of a Texas Tech Police Officer
Have you ever wondered if those officers you see on Campus are REAL cops? I mean do they have the same power as a regular LPD officer? The answer is yes! They posses all the authority that a regular police officer has and then maybe a littl more especially when it comes to searching your dorm room.
It may not be a glamorous and the calls are not as exciting but the life and duty of a TTU Campus officer is appreciated and needed.
Let's take a look at a couple of nights calls and arrests made by the Campus patrol.
6:23 a.m. — A Texas Tech officer arrested a staff member for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the Student Union Building. The suspect was taken to Lubbock County Jail. (Oops did that say STAFF MEMBER? It sho did...Shame on you!)
9:07 a.m. — A Tech officer investigated a theft report at the Education building. Wooden shelves, pictures and a trash can were reported stolen. ( And they now are in someone's dorm room being put to good use.)
9:36 a.m. — A Tech officer investigated criminal mischief at Clement Residence Hall. Several walls were damaged by paintballs.(Paintball guns in Clement?)
1:26 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated a theft report at Horn Residence Hall. Jewelry was reported stolen from an unsecured room. (If your not smart enough to keep your valuables locked up thenmaybe you deserve what you get.)
3:05 p.m. — A Tech officer arrested a non-student for driving while license invalid and one outstanding Lubbock County Sheriff Office warrant following a traffic stop in the 2800 block of 18th Street. The vehicle was left legally parked. The suspect was taken to Lubbock County Jail.
4:05 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated a traffic accident without injuries and duty on striking an unattended vehicle in the Z1B parking lot. (You have to be a brave soul to even attempt parking on campus!)
4:49 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated a theft report at the Human Science Building. An unsecured iPhone was reported stolen.
2:45 a.m. — A Tech officer detained a student in the Z3K parking lot. The student was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The suspect was taken to Lubbock County Jail. (Reeeeefer Madness)