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Logan Pierson graduated from the university in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Pierson started working for the UPD shortly after graduation in July 2018.

Alumnus receives promotion at UPD

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter March 9, 2021

Effective last month, Officer Logan Pierson with the University Police Department received a promotion, which elevated his position from a 2-A officer to a 3-A officer. The 2018 Southeastern alumnus...

The University Police Department received a call on April 3 about a disturbance in Louisiana Hall. UPD is currently investigating the incident and has placed Southeastern student Elizabeth Grace Johnson on interim suspension.

UPD provides insight on sexual assault and university procedures

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter February 5, 2021

Over the past semester, a noted topic of awareness on campus has been sexual assault. Amid discussions of alleged cases, many students pose the question: to what extent is the University Police Department...

UPD provides insight on sexual assault and university procedures

UPD provides insight on sexual assault and university procedures

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter January 28, 2021

Over the past semester, a noted topic of awareness on campus has been sexual assault. Amid discussions of alleged cases, many students pose the question: to what extent is the University Police Department...

Chief Michael Beckner, head of the Univeristy Police Department.

Michael Beckner selected as new University Police Chief

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...

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...

Crime Log

Crime Log

March 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 3/8/2020 at 11:17...

Members of the delta Sigma Theta Sorority perform in a drunk driving road test.

Sorority brings awareness to the consequences of driving under the influence

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter October 29, 2019

On Oct. 23 members of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority presented a public seminar to inform people on the dangers of driving under the influence. The demonstration featured an informational slideshow...

Requirements for joining organizations should not include hazing

Requirements for joining organizations should not include hazing

Shaelyn Martinez , Staff Reporter April 9, 2019

After becoming a member of a Greek organization during the Fall 2018 semester, I quickly learned about hazing - not because I was involved in the act, but because they made sure to prevent it at all costs....

UPD to teach RAD class

UPD to teach RAD class

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter April 9, 2019

The University Police Department’s Office of Community Education provides educational classes for the community to help prevent dangerous scenarios. One of these classes is the Rape Aggression Defense...

The University Police Department named Jourdan Hatcher the 2018 Officer of the Year. Recently, Hatcher completed Field Training Officer School, certifying him to train other officers in the performance of their duties.

Hatcher named Officer of the Year

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter February 6, 2019

Jourdan Hatcher, university police officer, was named the University Police Department's 2018 Officer of the Year for his work ethic, initiative and leadership abilities. After working at the university...

To create a safe campus environment, the University Police Department started training to use Narcan, the nasal spray administration of the emergency opioid overdose treatment drug naloxone. Currently, the UPD has not yet had cases of opioid overdose with students.

UPD gets Narcan to keep campus safe

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter January 23, 2019

The University Police Department will introduce the emergency opioid overdose treatment drug naloxone for student safety. Narcan is the first and only FDA-approved nasal form of naloxone and is used for...

University Police Offer Michael Aleman aims to serve the university in his role on campus. His enjoyment of community events contributed to his reasons for joining the police force.

A day in the life of Michael Aleman

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter October 23, 2018

Service, education and protection to the university are the three main goals of the University Police Department. But how did they get to their position and why do the officers stick with it? University...

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