Welcome to the University of New Orleans! Our number one goal is the safety of our students, faculty, staff and community members. The dedicated professionals of our department work hard to achieve that goal and to make our campus one of the safest in the metropolitan area. Police officers in our department have completed the required State of Louisiana Police Officers Standards and Training Academy (P.O.S.T) and are commissioned by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections. Communications officers are trained as dispatchers and our civilian security guards are skilled in parking control and building/facility security patrols. Our parking division staff stand ready to assist our community members in obtaining parking decals and answering questions about parking regulations on campus.
In addition to P.O.S.T. required in-service annual training, our officers also complete learning plans that include areas of emphasis such as anti-bias awareness, constitutional community policing, cultural awareness, racial profiling, crisis intervention, and various courses related to understanding the LGBTQ+ community. It is through the professionalism of our officers that we are able to achieve our goal of providing the safest campus experience possible for our community members.
In addition to enforcing all local, state and federal laws, we also offer other convenience services to the UNO community. We will assist you if you lock your keys inside of your vehicle, provide escorts to and from class or on-campus housing facilities, assist with changing a flat tire or help stranded motorists on campus who run out of fuel. We also offer instructional classes such as RAD (Rape Aggression Defense). We strive to provide the best overall atmosphere on campus so that you are able to achieve your educational goals.
You will find some additional information on this page concerning safety and crime prevention tips. We encourage you to take a few minutes to review this information and register for the RAVE app.
Thank you for allowing us to take part in your educational journey. We look forward to seeing you on campus.
Joshua T. Rondeno,
Chief of Police