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University Police

We Change Lives

McNeese State University Police Department
4314 Ryan Street
Box 90540
Lake Charles, LA  70609
Dispatch: 337-475-5711
Fax: 337-475-5713

See It, Hear It, Report It!

Emergency calls can be made from all campus extensions by calling 9-1-1.

By dialing 9-1-1 from any cell phone, you can ask the dispatcher for the McNeese State University Police to report an emergency on the campus.

The McNeese Police Department has primary jurisdiction for the main campus, the McNeese Farm, the Sports Complex, and over 1,600 acres of land that is used for ranching, farming, and research. 24-hour patrol protection for the main campus, parking lots, and residence halls are in place.


University police officers have full law enforcement powers, authority, and responsibilities identical to the local police or parish sheriff. All University police officers are highly trained law enforcement personnel and are commissioned by the State of Louisiana, Department of Public Safety and have successfully completed the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) course (LRS 17:1805). University police work closely with the Louisiana State Police, Lake Charles Police and Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office as needed.

One-Stop Shop
The University Police are the one-stop shopping location for the students/staff and visitors to receive 1st response services for crime reporting and investigation, emergency aid, and assistance as well as crisis intervention on campus. Staff, students and university organizations can receive free training on a host of topics by contacting the University Police. Such topics as an introduction to university police, active shooter response, personal safety, and other topics are available upon request. Speakers are available to discuss a host of crime and crime prevention topics.

The University Police facility is located at 4314 Ryan Street in Lake Charles and is open 24 hours-a-day.

Chief of Police – Will Scheufens

Lieutenant – Robert Gates

Sergeant – Wei Lin

Sergeant – Kristopher Shaw

Sergeant – Jennifer Bell

Investigator, Clery, & Event Coordinator – Erin Willis

Facility Use Requests For Special Events – Alicia Marcantel 

All Parking Related Concerns & Permits – Amanda Peloquin