The University Police Department provides police services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to McNeese students, faculty, staff, and visitors. University Police Officers are trained in accordance with the Louisiana Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T) requirements and are commissioned by the Secretary of the Department of Public Safety in accordance with La. R.S. 17:1805. et seq.
Police officers are responsible for public safety services, such as crime reports; investigations; traffic accidents; parking violations; parking assistance; safety escort; police protection; enforcement of laws regulating consumption of alcoholic beverages, the use of controlled substances, and weapons; and all other incidents requiring police assistance.
The University Police Department complies with the Campus Security Act. All crime statistical information is published and made available to students, faculty, staff, and parents by various means. This information can be obtained upon request from University Police at (337) 475-5711 or online at www.mcneese.edu/police/annual_security_reports.
Potential criminal activity, criminal activity, and other emergencies on the McNeese campus can be reported directly to the University Police. The on-campus emergency number is 111 and can be accessed from any campus phone. For off-campus emergencies or when calling from a cell phone, the emergency number is 911. Officers are dispatched for initial investigations after receiving calls.
Emergency call boxes are installed throughout the McNeese campus. The boxes are designed with a single push button that activates an emergency blue light/strobe and makes immediate voice connection to McNeese police. The call boxes are set up for emergency means only. Routine calls should be directed to McNeese Police at (337) 475-5711. A map of the emergency call box locations can be found online at www.mcneese.edu/police/parking .
Information about McNeese Parking Regulations, including university traffic and parking regulations, is available online at www.mcneese.edu/police/parking.
To park on campus, students, faculty, and staff members must register a vehicle with the University Police department. Each vehicle must have a separate parking permit number (hang-tag). To register a vehicle for a parking permit, state vehicle registration paper(s) must be presented to the University Police department.
The registration fee per vehicle for faculty and staff is $40 for the year. The registration fee per vehicle for students is $18 for the fall semester, $17 for the spring semester, $15 for the summer session, or $40 for the year. A hang-tag parking permit is provided for each registered vehicle. Hang-tags should be kept and presented each semester for renewal. A $35 fee is charged to replace a hang-tag that is disposed of, lost, or stolen. Hang-tags must be surrendered to University Police after students graduate or employees separate from the University.
Registration of a vehicle does not guarantee a place to park; it allows parking if space is available. These rules and fees also apply to students enrolled in evening classes.