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Community Engagement

The Southern University at New Orleans Police Department is a fully functioning police department consisting of sworn police officers and civilian staff who are all committed to serving with professionalism and pride.

It is the guiding principle of the Southern University at New Orleans Police Department to develop and sustain proactive community crime prevention programs.  The Department cultivates close ties with and responds to the needs of the community in a courteous and professional manner.

The Department also takes steps to address practices, actions, or attitudes that may contribute to community tensions and grievances.







Our commitment to serve is our top priority! That is why it is also the mission of SUNOPD to provide a vow of transparency to all of our community members and stakeholders. Through transparency, we can work together to fulfill the mission and establish significant and lasting bonds that will ensure its operation for future generations. We also commit to establishing lasting imprints on those we serve through our response guarantee “First Impressions Matter” Guarantee. The importance of a first impression, through positive experiences, is monumental to our commitment to serve and to the furtherance of our mission statement and helps to build long-lasting relationships with our community members and stakeholders.

The SUNOPD has a team of officers dedicated to community engagement and crime prevention that coordinates numerous safety awareness programs for the campus community, specifically to encourage students and employees to be responsible for their own safety and the safety of others. Serving our community through programs and department initiatives provides our staff with an abundance of resources.  The Community Engagement Unit may distribute throughout the SUNO campus printed materials and electronic notices promoting personal safety and alerting people to specific crimes or problems.