Crime Reporting Information
It is the responsibility of each member of the UNO community and his/her guests to make contact with UNO University Police in a timely fashion to report any criminal or questionable activities on campus. University Police Officers take an active role in ensuring a safe campus by providing both foot and vehicular patrol. University Police Officers respond to calls for service via radio communications to ensure a timely response.
With each reported incident, an appropriate investigation will take place. To inform the UNO community of campus incidents, a University Police official will meet with a representative of the media to review the Daily Dispatch Log at least weekly. A request can be made by the media representative to review the Initial Police Report. Copies of completed reports will be furnished to the media with confidential student or investigatory information deleted when appropriate.
Reports of open and/or active cases will not be released if it could prejudice or compromise the investigation of a crime or incident. In these cases, a brief oral or written gist of the incident may be furnished to the representative.
UNO Police Department
The University of New Orleans 2000 Lakeshore Drive
234 Computer Center
New Orleans, LA 70148
Phone: (504) 280-6371
Fax: (504) 280-5471
Parking & Traffic Section:
Under special circumstances, University Police shall release information involving serious incidents to the University community without delay. Information on recurring crimes shall be issued by special release or during the weekly briefing, whichever is deemed appropriate.
University Police will attempt to accommodate media requests without necessarily compromising any ongoing investigation or divulging the names of any juvenile victim or offender. Supplemental forms of release, such as news conferences, electronic bulletin boards, telecopy (FAX), leaflets and flyers, etc., may all be considered in special circumstances in order to inform the campus community.
The University of New Orleans Police Department also posts our yearly crime stats to the OPE Campus Security Statistics Website. It's brought to you by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education. It was authorized by Congress with the 1998 amendment to the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to help potential college students and their parents research criminal offenses on college campuses. The Department of Education is committed to assisting schools in providing students with a safe environment in which to learn and to keep parents and students well informed about campus security.
Annual distribution of this policy shall be made through appropriate publications to students and employees, such as the Police Manual and the Faculty Handbook. Prospective students and employees may also request a copy of this policy directly through the UNO University Police or the Office of Student Accountability and Advocacy .
On an annual basis, prior to September 1, a review of these procedures will be made by the University Police Department and the Office of Student Accountability and Advocacy and corresponding crime statistics will be reported. This report will be forwarded through administrative channels to the Office of the President and will be reported to the University of Louisiana System, the Louisiana University Police Association (LUPA), and the FBI in accordance with the Uniform Crime Reporting Act.
Other law enforcement agencies, such as the New Orleans Police Department,the Orleans Levee District Police Department, the FBI, local neighborhood security and other university police/security departments may be consulted for specific case resolution.