McNeese State University Police Department

  • Agency: McNeese State University Police Department
  • Address: 4314 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, 70605 LA
  • Chief:
Phone: 337-475-5711
Fax: 337-475-5713
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McNeese State University Police Department is located at 4314 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, 70605 LA. The McNeese State University Police Department phone number is 337-475-5711.

McNeese State University Police Department News

McNeese Police on Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) Podcast You can access the GOHSEP Podcast interview of McNeese Chief of Police Robert Spinks at: http://gohsep.la.gov/Portals/0/PSAVideos/Podcasts/GAGP_05.mp3 Learn about preparing for the next emergency and how university policing is meeting that challenge at McNeese. See It! Hear It! Report It! McNeese State Police 4314 Ryan Street - Lake Charles, LA 70605 337-475-5711 www.mcneese.edu/police

Representatives from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will present an Active Shooter training on Friday, March 16 from 11:30AM-12:30PM in Parra Ballroom. All McNeese State faculty, staff and students are invited to attend and bring a brown bag lunch, but seating will be limited. Follow-up presentations will be offered as requested to individual departments and student organizations by the McNeese State Police. Please remember that campus safety is everyone’s responsibility. The University Police Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week including holidays. Should you have concerns or see something out of the ordinary, remember, See It! Hear It! Report It and contact McNeese police at 337-475-5711. www.mcneese.edu/police

https://goo.gl/images/NAs8Fs "Spring" Your Clocks Forward This Sunday! Daylight Saving Time starts this Sunday, March 11.

PARKING ADVISORY Plan ahead for your return to campus for the Spring Semester. Temperatures will still be cold in the mornings and traffic is expected to be heavy on campus in the mornings. Give yourself extra time to get to your classes. With over 8,000 parking spaces available on campus there is always parking available. However, during peak usage times in the mornings it may be necessary to park in overflow lots such as the old theatre lot on Sale Road east of Ryan or at the Athletic Complex near Ryan and Common. Valid parking permits are required to park on campus and enforcement continues year round. Fire zones and handicap parking violations are strictly enforced. Don’t waste your money on parking fines - make sure you have your parking hang tag visible and up to date along with parking in the correct student or Faculty lot. Listen to KBYS 88.3 FM for parking lot updates during your morning commute. See It! Hear It! Report It! McNeese State University Police 4314 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA. 79695 337-475-5711 www.mcneese.edu/police

**WEATHER UPDATE: 1/16/18** McNeese will be closed on Wed., Jan. 17 due to hazardous weather conditions. McNeese will reopen on Thurs., Jan. 18 and late registration will be extended. Please monitor McNeese email and the website www.mcneese.edu for updates. See It! Hear It! Report It! McNeese State University Police 4314 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA. 79605 337-475-5711 www.mcneese.edu/police

Calcasieu Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness For Immediate Release The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting to see scattered rain showers Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will fall below freezing late Sunday night into Monday morning. A hard freeze is expected in the overnight to early morning hours Monday through Thursday. No snow, sleet, or freezing rain is expected this weekend or next week. Don't forget cold weather safety tips! Take protective actions for your outdoor animals, pipes, and plants. If you are using a space heater to warm your home, keep it at least 3 feet from any furniture or other things that could catch fire from the heat. Do not leave a space heater turned on when you leave the room. See It! Hear It! Report It! McNeese State University Police 4314 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA. 70605 337-475-5711 www.mcneese.edu/police www.weather.gov/lch

Free Taxi Rides Offered New Years Eve to Get You Home Safe LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - With New Year’s Eve a couple of days away, many are preparing to celebrate - but if you plan to be out drinking, understand that law enforcement will be beefing up patrols on the lookout for impaired drivers. So to make sure you stay safe and don’t end up behind bars, Lake Charles attorney Ron Richard has teamed up with Yellow Cab of Lake Charles to offer free rides. It's part of the taxi company’s "Safe Driving Program," which is offered year-round through discounted rides; however, this New Year’s Eve weekend, party-goers can simply call 337-433-8282 for a free ride. See It! Hear It! Report It! McNeese State University Police 4314 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA. 79695 337-475-5711 www.mcneese.edu/police

Have a great holiday season! Don’t forget to lock your car and your residence to avoid being a crime victim. While this is a special time of the year be alert and report suspicious conduct. If you see someone in distress or know someone in the university community who is struggling give our agency a call. As a helping agency first and an enforcement agency second, we take our outreach duties seriously. See It! Hear It! Report It! McNeese State University Police 4314 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA. 70695 337-475-5711 www.mcneese.edu/police

Happy Holidays! Check in with NORAD as they track Santa’s progress around the world. www.noradsanta.org See It! Hear It! Report It! McNeese State University Police 4314 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA. 79605 337-475-5711

Thank You Veterans! See It! Hear It! Report It! McNeese State University Police 4314 Ryan Street Lake Charkes, LA. 70605 337-475-5711 McNeese.edu/police

UL SYSTEM RESPONDS TO HURRICANE HARVEY WITH FOOTBALL GAME FUNDRAISER The Universities of Louisiana Student Advisory Council is hosting a fundraising drive for Hurricane Harvey relief during this week’s three intersystem football match ups. Funds raised will be placed in the University of Louisiana System Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and distributed to impacted students in the Houston area. “The human spirit really comes alive in the midst of disaster and with one of the largest university systems in the nation, it only makes sense to come together for our neighbors in Texas,” UL System Student Board Member and Louisiana Tech SGA President Ben Rice said. “Louisiana has felt the pain of disaster and this is the perfect opportunity to pay it forward.” UL System Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund donation centers will be set up at John L. Guidry stadium in Thibodaux Thursday for the McNeese State matchup against Nicholls. Donations will also be accepted Saturday at Cajun Field in Lafayette before Southeastern takes on Louisiana and at Joe Aillet Stadium before Northwestern State plays Louisiana Tech. “A disaster of this scale can completely change the trajectory of a college student. I am proud of our students for taking the initiative to give back to a state that has supported Louisiana in our darkest times,” UL System President and CEO Jim Henderson said. “I encourage our students, alumni and fans attending the games this weekend to give to this worthy cause which will have a lasting impact on students’ lives.” Our universities are also responding with opportunities for students to volunteer in the impacted areas as well as hosting a systemwide supply drive. To give to the fund outside of this weekends’ match ups, contact the University of Louisiana System, 225.342.6950. See It! Hear It! Report It! McNeese State Police 4314 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA. 70605 337-475-5611 www.mcneese.edu/police

CAMPUS IS OPEN Current Status: - The campus is open under normal operations. (Aug 30, 2017--5:00 p.m.) The McNeese campus will re-open at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31 and all classes beginning at 9:30 a.m. or later will be held as scheduled. Employees with hardships that prevent them from reporting to work should contact their supervisor. Students with hardships that prevent them from attending classes should contact individual faculty or Dr. Chris Thomas, Assistant Vice President for University Services, at thomas@mcneese.edu www.mcneese.edu/emergency See It! Hear It! Report It! McNeese State Police 4314 Ryan Street Lake Charkes, LA. 70605 337-475-5711 www.mcneese.edu/police

McNeese Status Campus is Closed on Wednesday, Aug 30th Current Status: - McNeese officials have made the decision to cancel classes and close the University Monday, August 28 through Wednesday August 30 due to the forecast of heavy rain and flooding in Southwest Louisiana. The McNeese Emergency Preparedness Team will continue to monitor weather briefings and it will take additional action as necessary. (August 29, 2017--11:45 a.m.) The McNeese campus will remain closed Wednesday, Aug. 30 and classes are canceled, due to the expected landfall of Tropical Storm Harvey in Cameron Parish. There is a continuing threat of heavy rain and flooding in Southwest Louisiana through Wednesday. McNeese offices will reopen at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, and 9:30 a.m. classes will be held as scheduled. Employees with hardships that prevent them from reporting to work should contact their supervisor. Students with hardships that prevent them from attending classes should contact individual faculty or Dr. Chris Thomas, Assistant Vice President for University Services, at thomas@mcneese.edu Employees and students should closely monitor local media now through Wednesday for local weather conditions. Any new campus updates will be posted on the McNeese website, official social media channels, KBYS 88.3 FM and kbys.fm Also check: www.mcneese.edu/emergency See It! Hear It! Report It! McNeese State Police 4314 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA 79605 337-475-5711 McNeese.edu/police

McNeese Remains Closed Through Tuesday, August 29th (August 28, 2017--11:45 a.m.) The McNeese Emergency Preparedness Team continues to monitor Tropical Storm Harvey and local weather conditions. After reviewing the National Weather Service Briefing this morning, there is a continuing threat of heavy rain and flooding in Southwest Louisiana. The campus will remain closed through Tuesday, Aug. 29 with all classes canceled. The EPT will meet again Tuesday morning to determine the status of the campus for Wednesday, Aug. 30. Students and employees should continue to monitor the McNeese website and official social media channels for campus updates. KBYS 88.3 FM and kbys.fm will also announce campus updates. You can check for up to date weather information at: http://www.mcneese.edu/police/hurricane_information See It! Hear It! Report It! McNeese State Police 4314 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA 70605 337-475-5711 www.mcneese.edu/police

Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July! http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Red-Cross-Issues-Safety-Tips-For-4th-of-July-Holiday See It! Hear It! Report It! McNeese State University Police 4314 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA. 70605 337-475-5711 McNeese.edu/police

UNIVERSITY POLICE WEB PAGES INCLUDE HURRICANE INFORMATION With the start of the annual hurricane season, you can visit the University Police web pages and click on the "Hurricane Information" tab and you will see the most up to date loop on Gulf weather provided by NOAA. https://www.mcneese.edu/police/hurricane_information SEE IT! HEAR IT! REPORT IT! McNeese State University Police 337-475-5711 McNeese.edu/police Like Us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/McNeesePolice/ 337-475-5711

UNIVERSITY POLICE WEB PAGES INCLUDE HURRICANE INFORMATION With the start of the annual hurricane season, you can visit the University Police web pages and click on the "Hurricane Information" tab and you will see the most up to date loop on Gulf weather provided by NOAA. https://www.mcneese.edu/police/hurricane_information SEE IT! HEAR IT! REPORT IT! McNeese State University Police 337-475-5711 McNeese.edu/police Like Us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/McNeesePolice/ 337-475-5711

When there is no hurricane: Make a Hurricane Plan. Today kicks off the 2017 Hurricane Season, and this is a good time to plan ahead. 1. Know your hurricane risk. Talk to your local emergency management agency. Go online and visit the Louisiana Governors Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. 2. Make an emergency plan. 3. Build or restock your basic disaster supplies kit, including food and water, a flashlight, batteries, chargers, cash, and first aid supplies. You should at a minimum have supplies to sustain yourself for at least 72 hours. 4. Consider buying flood insurance. 5. Familiarize yourself with local emergency plans. Know where to go and how to get there should you need to get to higher ground or to evacuate. 6. Stay tuned to local wireless emergency alerts, TV, or radio for weather updates, emergency instructions, or evacuation orders.

UPDATE FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE in LAKE CHARLES The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is monitoring strong to severe thunderstorms today. A possible tornado touched down this morning in Breaux Bridge, killing two people. More tornadoes will be possible this afternoon and tonight as storms develop and move through the region. The timing of the weather looks like this: scattered thunderstorms will pop up across the entire region this afternoon. Some of these storms could become severe. A more organized line of thunderstorms will move west to east across the region late this afternoon and evening in southeast Texas, this evening across southwest and central Louisiana, and south central Louisiana after midnight. A tornado watch will likely be issued for the region as the storms get organized. In addition, due to the slow movement of this line, rainfall rates will be high, and localized areas could see over 4 inches of rain in a short period of time, which will result in flash flooding, causing street to become impassable, and water to approach some homes. Now is the time to prepare for the heavy rains before they reach the region. At the coast, a coastal flood advisory continues for tides running 1 to 2 feet above normal. During high tide, minor coastal flooding is expected this afternoon. Roger Roger Erickson Warning Coordination Meteorologist National Weather Service Lake Charles, LA 337-477-5285 x223 office Website: http://www.weather.gov/lch/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSLakeCharles/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NWSLakeCharles/

Severe Weather is Predicted for Today and into Sunday night. McNeese University Police 4314 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA. 70605 336-475-5711 McNeese.edu/police See It! Hear It! Report It! Check out the National Weather Service forecast: https://youtu.be/aR5smwP4f3A

Turn and Test for Daylight Saving Time Smoke Alarm Graphic It is almost time to spring forward for Daylight Saving Time. When setting your clock ahead one hour on Sunday, March 12, make sure your smoke alarms are working, and check that the batteries have plenty of charge. It is also a great time to check the expiration dates of your emergency supplies. A smoke alarm with a dead or missing battery is the same as having no smoke alarm at all. Take care of your smoke alarms according to the manufacturer instructions, and follow these tips from the U.S. Fire Administration: Smoke alarm powered by a nine-volt battery - Test the alarm monthly. Replace the batteries at least once every year. Replace the entire smoke alarm every 10 years. Smoke alarm powered by a 10-year lithium (or “long-life”) battery - Test the alarm monthly. Since you cannot (and should not) replace the lithium battery, replace the entire smoke alarm according to the manufacturer's instructions and dispose of it properly at a household hazardous waste site or by sending it back to the manufacturer. Smoke alarm that is hardwired into your home's electrical system - Test the alarm monthly. Replace the backup battery at least once every year. Replace the entire smoke alarm every 10 years. Replace any of your emergency supplies that will expire within the next six months and use the old supplies before they expire. Some examples of items that can expire are: Water Food Prescription medications First-aid supplies Batteries For more information on emergency supplies, visit Ready.gov. The University Police is open 24 hours-a-day all year long. SEE IT! HEAR IT! REPORT IT! McNeese State University Police 4314 Ryan Street 337-475-5711 McNeese.edu/police Like Us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/McNeesePolice/

McNeese State Police named Ambassadors by the National Weather Service McNeese is a StormReady Campus, which involves the University Police monitoring weather conditions, serving as a point of contact to receive weather service notifications, provide alerts to the university community and to train police staff as Weather Spotters. As a designated Weather Ambassador agency you will now receive additional Weather Service information. McNeese State Police 337/475-5711 4314 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA McNeese.edu/police