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

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

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...

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...

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