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The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

From left to right: UPD Chief Michael Beckner presents the Chiefs Award for Courage to officers Tyrone Garrison, David Miller and Tyler Theard (not pictured) and sergeants Ronald Plaisance, Johnathan Edwards and William Smith for their actions in response to the May 19 shooting at the University Center.

UPD officers recognized for response to May 19 University Center shooting

Brynn Lundy, Co-Editor July 11, 2022

Six University Police Department officers responded to the shooting at the University Center following Hammond High School’s graduation on the evening of May 19. The officers were recognized on campus...

Real Talk acted as an open panel that was meant to encourage unity and understanding.

A real talk between the LGBTQIA+ community and UPD

Ian Stewart, Staff Reporter March 25, 2022

On Wednesday, the University Police Department and the University Counseling Center hosted “Real Talk: Bridging the Gap between Police and the LGBTQIA+ Community,” an open panel discussion.  UPD...

The Chiefs Brief - January 2022

The Chief’s Brief – January 2022

University Police Department January 21, 2022

Welcome to this month’s Chief’s Brief. This is a monthly feature to let you, the Lion community, know what has been happening on campus, where you can meet an officer, answer any questions...

University Police Chief Michael Beckner is pictured with State Farm local agents Alexis Ducorbier, Stan Johnson, and Doug Johnson who awarded Southeastern Louisiana University Police Department a $6,000 grant to purchase three radar speed signs. These radar speed signs have been installed on campus on North General Pershing St. in front of the Southeastern Lab School, on Ned McGehee Dr., and on N. General Pershing Street Ext. This equipment will be used to increase safety on campus and slow down speeders.

New radar speed indicator signs installed on campus streets

Chloe Williams, Reporter July 27, 2021

The University Police Department celebrated receiving a $6,000 grant from State Farm for three radar feedback signs on Tuesday, July 27. The signs will alert motorists of their current speed while driving...

UPD to host Public Safety Expo

UPD to host Public Safety Expo

Brooke Bell, Staff Reporter July 27, 2021

The University Police Department will be hosting a Public Safety Expo on Saturday, July 31.  Continuing their goal of bringing information to the community, the UPD intends that the event will not...

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...

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