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McNeese State University Police Department
4314 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70609
New Dispatch Phone Number: 337-562-4911
McNeese Police are available 24/7. Emergency calls can be made from all campus extensions by calling 9-1-1.
The McNeese State University Police are the one-stop shopping location for the students/staff and visitors to receive first response services for crime reporting and investigation, emergency aid, and assistance, as well as crisis intervention on campus.
The McNeese Police Department is a team of professionals working to provide a safe environment to help ensure that the educational mission of the university is fully realized. The McNeese Police Department operates 24-hours a day and is staffed by commissioned police officers.
University police officers are vested with all of the powers, authority, and responsibilities of any police officer of the state on property owned or operated by the university, including adjacent public streets. Police authority is derived from Section 17:1805 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes.
In addition, this law grants officers the authorization to carry concealed weapons, power of arrest on and off campus, jurisdictional boundaries, and authorization for the investigation of crimes occurring within one’s jurisdiction to include the entire state.
The McNeese Police Department cooperates fully with all federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in cases which involve both on-campus and off-campus jurisdiction or when the resources of another agency can be used to facilitate the resolution of an investigation.
McNeese police officers must successfully complete 280 hours of basic training at an approved police academy. The training curriculum is mandated by the Louisiana Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission and includes such topics as criminal law and procedures, patrol and investigation practices, techniques, firearms, first aid, and physical training.
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.
Staff, students and university organizations can also receive free training on a host of topics by contacting the University Police, including 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.
See It, Hear It, Report It!
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.
Chief of Police Will Scheufens
Lieutenant Robert Gates
Sergeant Wei Lin
Sergeant Kristopher Shaw
Sergeant Jennifer Bell
Investigator, Clery, and Event Coordinator – Erin Willis
Facility Use Requests For Special Events – Alicia Marcantel
Parking Related Concerns & Permits – Amanda Peloquin