UL Police Plans Ahead of Homecoming Week

Homecoming week is here for UL students, and they seem excited as they get ready for the big game against Texas state Saturday. NEWS15 spoke to UL police department about safety protocols that have in place, especially after what happened at Grambling State earlier this month.

Posted: Oct 25, 2021 5:42 PM
Updated: Oct 26, 2021 9:31 AM

Lafayette,LA-  Homecoming week brings out the best in students and alumni. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Police Department wants them all to know that their safety is in good hands throughout the week.

"I love homecoming time its my favorite time of the year."

University of Louisiana at Lafayette students are trying to get ahead of as many assignments as they can before Friday… excited for homecoming.

Alexis, who is a senior says she has the jitters,"I get to see all the organizations, all the people, all the different classifications. Everybody in one spot and we're all excited for the game."

Mikayla Worthy is part of an organization on campus and belives this will be a great homecoming. "I'm kind of ready to see how all the events go. We had window painting yesterday, which was a good start off for the week and today we have the walk of flame fashion show."

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Police Department Public Information Officer Lieutenant Billy Abrams told me that they approach any event with safety protocols in place. "We make sure that we have proper police officers in place. We work with our neighboring partners, which is the Lafayette Police Department, the Lafayette Parish Sheriffs Office, as well as neighboring parish sheriffs offices."

One person was killed and seven others were wounded in a shooting at Grambling State University on October 17. Lt. Abrams says here -- they are doing everything they can to make sure homecoming weekend runs smoothly. "We are prepared for any type of incidents that may occur. We look at everything not ony thats happening on campus, but what's happening around us to make sure that the fans experience, you know a fun and exciting time."

UL PD asks that if anyone sees something – they say something… to help keep others safe.

"Because its homecoming week, increase in crowds, increase in activities. just pick up the phone, diall 911 or dial university police and will be more than happy to look into to make sure that everything is okay."

Lt.. Abrabams says that the department hopes everyone keeps safety in mind while attending any of the events and adheres to all the rules published by the university or the UL police department. 

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