Welcome to the University of New Orleans campus. The Department of Public Safety and Security’s number one goal is the safety of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our campus. The dedicated professionals of the department work hard to achieve that goal and to make this university the safest in the country. Police officers in the Department of Public Safety and Security have completed the State of Louisiana Police Officers Standards and Training and are commissioned by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections. Security officers are trained in dispatch, security, and parking control. Our administrative staff is here to assist our community in obtaining parking decals and answering questions about parking.
Members of this department are highly trained and experienced officers who continue to receive additional training in areas such as anti-bias awareness, constitutional community policing, cultural awareness, racial profiling, crisis intervention, and the LGBT community, in order to further the goals of the university community in educating our students. We want you to feel secure and safe when on our campus, and our diverse staff of well-trained professionals are crucial in achieving that goal.
Besides enforcing all local, state, and federal laws, and providing for your safety, we also offer other services to the UNO community. We will assist you when you become locked out of your vehicle, provide escorts from class late at night and give instructional classes on safety such as our RAD (Rape Aggression Defense). In short, we stand ready to assist you so that you can achieve your goal of a college education.
You will find some additional information on this page concerning safety, crime prevention tips, and steps you may take to reduce the possibility of criminal activity. We encourage you to take a few minutes to review this information.
Once again, all of the members of the Department of Public Safety and Security extend a heartfelt welcome to you.
Thomas R. Harrington Ph.D.