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Services & Programs

The efforts of the Southern University at New Orleans Police Department are aimed at providing a safe environment where the SUNO community can thrive. Providing a safe and secure community is the highest priority of the men and women who serve as members of the SUNOPD.

SUNOPD provides a variety of services and programs and employs measures intended to enhance the safety of the SUNO community. Through the links connected to this page, you will be able to learn valuable information about vital prevention services and educational programs provided to SUNO and the campus community to keep the Knight Nation safe! Please explore the services and programs and familiarize yourself with the information your Police Department has to offer.

Members of the SUNOPD are committed to working together with students, faculty and staff, and stakeholders to maintain the quality of life and a high degree of security and safety enjoyed at SUNO. We invite you to take advantage of the services provided. Safety and security are shared responsibilities at SUNO; therefore, we urge you to join us in our efforts to further improve the security and safety at SUNO.

Active Shooter Education

These programs include general information on alcohol and drug use and addiction. It is geared towards raising awareness of the growing serious health and safety concerns associated with alcohol and drug consumption.

Aclcohol & Drug Awareness

These programs include general information on alcohol and drug use and addiction. It is geared towards raising awareness of the growing serious health and safety concerns associated with alcohol and drug consumption.

Campus Help Stations

SUNOPD maintains a network of approximately 17 campus help stations around campus. Pushing the call button activates a direct connection with the SUNOPD that automatically pinpoints the caller's location.

Crime Prevention Education

These programs include general crime prevention and security awareness programs, such as safety education forums, programming, and discussions about topics such as alcohol abuse, sexual assault awareness and prevention, relationship violence awareness and prevention, bystander intervention, fire safety, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and theft prevention.

DEA Drug Take Back

This event aims to provide an appropriate and responsible way to dispose of prescription drugs that are no longer being used or have expired. The general public is also educated on the potential for abuse of prescription and OTC medications.

Lost & Found

Property found by members of the Southern University at New Orleans community may be turned in at any time to Lost and Found Services at the Southern University at New Orleans Police Department.

Patrol Operations

The Patrol Operations Component is made up of uniformed officers that patrol the campus. These uniformed officers provide a vital link to the campus community with their service and citizen contacts. SUNO campus is protected 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether our officers patrol campus or the surrounding area in vehicles, bicycles, carts, or on foot.

R.A.D. Basic Physical Defense

The course provides realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women only and is also designed to help women overcome the effects of sexual violence by teaching assertiveness, awareness, risk reduction, and avoidance.

Safe Exchange Zone

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Safety Escort Service

The SUNOPD provides escort services to those who wish to be escorted to or from any location on or near campus, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This program is not intended to be an alternative to shuttle or taxi services.

See it. Hear it. Report!

See It. Hear it. Report it! is SUNOPD's campaign to encourage residents and SUNO community members to help our police department report suspicious activities. Officers on patrol depend on detailed information from residents and SUNO community members who are the eyes and ears of our community. When we work together, we make our community a safer place to live.

Special Events Coverage

SUNOPD provides police services for special events on the SUNO campus. These events are approved by the University and are not considered part of the daily operation of the University. SUNOPD determines that the event warrants a special police detail assignment/ due to public safety concerns.

Traffic Safety

With so many moving parts and people, understanding the university's traffic and vehicular policies is essential to campus safety. Be informed of requirements, obey laws, and help every campus community member stay as safe as possible.

All should anticipate multi-modal traffic on our campus roads and sidewalks. Bikes may use the full lane of traffic. Motorists must give three feet of passing distance between their vehicle and the cyclist. Look out for your fellow Buckeyes and use the crosswalk. Pedestrians should wait for the traffic signal to cross. If you’re cycling or scooting, park in designated areas to ensure accessible pathways. Never block sidewalks, curb ramps, or disability access. Pedestrians, cyclists, and scooter riders should dress to be seen and use lights and reflective clothing/gear at night. Keep your eyes up and your earbuds out to eliminate distractions.

For more on Traffic Safety.

Vehicle Assistance

The SUNOPD offers jump-starts to individuals needing assistance with weak or dead batteries.