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Local vehicle burglary reminds students to lock their cars

Vehilce Burglary- Car Photo

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2020

On the night of Oct. 4, locals reported numerous vehicle burglaries in the Ponchatoula area. The Hammond Police Department linked the burglaries to university student Emily Candies, who was later taken into custody and booked for an outstanding felony warrant on Oct. 5. According to the press release...

Departments organize Welcome Week virtually

The University Police Department provided free masks and hand sanitizers at various campus locations as a part of the Welcome Week program. Most departments on campus held events virtually to comply with social distancing practices.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2020

As students returned to campus this semester, they had the opportunity to interact with their peers and learn more about campus virtually. This year, annual Welcome Week events such as “Strawberry Jam,” “Paint Party” and “Block Party” were not held in compliance with current COVID-19 rest...

TikTok is the trend

Chris Black and Hannah Perrier create a TikTok for @slu_rec, the TikTok account for the Pennington Student Activity Center.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

August 18, 2020

Several university departments and organizations have begun using the popular social media platform TikTok to better engage with students.  According to Sensor Tower, the platform has become one of the most downloaded apps over the past few months, with over 87 million downloads in June of 2020. T...

Michael Beckner selected as new University Police Chief

Chief Michael Beckner, head of the Univeristy Police Department.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

July 30, 2020

A new chief has been selected as head of the University Police Department.  With over 25 years of experience in law enforcement, including 14 years of university policing, Michael Beckner joins the Lion family from Augusta University. Originally from New Jersey, Beckner served in multiple police departments, includin...

Crime Log – April 28, 2020 Issue

Crime Log - April 28, 2020 Issue

April 29, 2020

Date/Time, Locations, and Nature of the Incident for the Crime Log are compiled by The Lion’s Roar from the Daily Crime and Fire Report provided by the University Police Department. 3/24/2020 at 3:30 P.M. - Computer Science and Technology Building Lot - Burglary 4/3/2020 at 3:33 P.M. - Southeastern...

Crime Log

Crime Log

April 5, 2020

3/16/2020 at 12:10 P.M. - D. Vickers Hall - Trespassing, Outstanding Arrest Warrants 3/17/2020 at 12:28 P.M. - Southeastern Oaks - Cyberstalking 3/17/2020 at 7:05 P.M. - Southeastern Oaks - Possession of Marijuana 3/18/2020 at 10:01 A.M. - Pride Hall – Trespassing 3/21/2020 at 5:02 P.M....

Advice from the University Police Department on avoiding scams

Advice from the University Police Department on avoiding scams

Lt. Patrick Gipson, University Police Department

September 27, 2019

The Southeastern Louisiana University Police Department works to protect our students and campus at all times. We do our best to keep frauds and scammers off campus, but we need your help. Students and employees should remain aware of current and past scams and frauds attempting to gather private...

University student brings attention to Clark Hall safety

A brick wall at the Clark Hall Annex has recently seen lighting changes and an increase in patrol by the University Police Department after a university student raised concern about safety. Eric Summers, vice president for student affairs, requested students or faculty members who do not feel safe when walking in the area to contact the University Police Department.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2019

A concern has been raised on campus regarding the safety of students around the Clark Hall area. Allison Arrigoni, a senior art major, has recently shed light on a wall at Clark Hall that may cause concern to students who pass it at night. Arrigoni shared what her main concern is with the brick...

UPD: More than an emergency number

Located in Pride Hall, the University Police Department’s centralized placement not only helps in responding to emergency situations, but it also allows the department to be prominent among the student body.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019

One aspect of my college search during my senior year of high school was finding a safe campus. Having gone to high school in the heart of Baton Rouge, I realized that the state’s capital was not the safest place to attend college. During my senior year, the university was ranked 15th in the nation...