McNeese State University alumnus William Scheufens has been selected as the new chief of police for the McNeese Police Department. Scheufens has 36 years of law enforcement experience in physical security, budget preparation and management, investigations and training of law enforcement personnel.
Scheufens holds a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from McNeese and is a graduate of the 193rd session of the FBI National Academy.
He worked over 30 years in the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office – serving as a corrections officer, patrol deputy sheriff, academy instructor, a criminal and an administrative investigator, an investigative supervisor and commander. He also served as a police officer and investigator at McNeese.
Scheufens most recently served as director of security for Lake Charles Memorial Health Systems.
“I would like to welcome William Scheufens back to the McNeese campus. Mr. Scheufens’ experience in law enforcement, his understanding of budgets and his leadership and dedication were impressive and make him the perfect choice to continue
our successful initiatives and make safety the highest priority for our campus community,” said Dr. Mitchell Adrian, provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management. The McNeese police department and police chief report to Adrian.
Scheufens holds numerous law enforcement certifications and is a member of several professional organizations, including the FBI National Academy Associates Louisiana Charter, where he served as past president.
“I am excited about this opportunity,” said Scheufens. “I look forward to serving the McNeese community.”
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