Welcome to Loyola!

On behalf of Loyola University New Orleans, the University Police Department welcomes all of you who are new or returning to our campus community. As a student, faculty, or staff member, your concern about safety is well recognized.

The University Police Department

University Police offers many specialized services to the Loyola community and is also the full-time law enforcement agency for Loyola University. University Police are primarily responsible for the protection of life and property.

University Police is comprised of professionally trained police officers, security and support personnel. All University Police officers are full time employees of Loyola University. University police officers are commissioned by the State of Louisiana, Department of Public Safety under: La. R.S. 17:1805 et. seq. and have full police powers. Officers are authorized to effect arrests of persons violating state and local statutes on all university property, on city streets surrounding the two campus locations, and other off-campus locations designated by state statute. Officers investigate crimes committed on campus as well as policy and procedure violations and issue campus traffic and parking citations.

Loyola’s University Police have a close working relationship with the New Orleans Police Department and the surrounding community. University Police maintain direct radio communication with the New Orleans Police Department and Tulane University Police Department. In addition, the director of University Police meets periodically with the commander of the department’s Second District, in which the university is located. University Police commanders attend weekly meetings with the second district’s administrative staff and investigators to monitor and record off-campus crime in the university area. University Police take the team approach to keep the campus and adjacent neighborhoods safe by working closely with the New Orleans Police Department, the 11 other university police departments, and the local neighborhood associations. Although currently there is no written memorandum of understanding (MOU) with NOPD there is an oral agreement between the two departments when investigating crimes.

The University Police office is open SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, 24 HOURS A DAY and is located on the first floor of Biever Hall, main campus. A second office is located in St. Mary’s Hall on the Broadway campus. Non-emergency requests for assistance should call the business line at 865-3434 or ext. 3434 on campus. In the event of an EMERGENCY, DIAL 911 FROM ANY CAMPUS PHONE OR BY "BLUE LIGHT EMERGENCY PHONES."

In addition to its law enforcement function, University Police collect, compile, and distribute statistical information on crimes reported on campus. This information is also distributed to all prospective students and employees upon request, in compliance with the Clery Act of 1990.