September 21, 2012

Dear friends,

Now that move-in, orientation, Hurricane Isaac and Labor Day are behind us, we are well into the swing of things here at TUPD.

I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to remain aware of your environment. We have seen a rash of thefts at the Boot and Palms, just off campus. We are receiving reports of stolen purses, smartphones and wallets inside these establishments. Most have occurred in the early morning hours between midnight and 4 a.m. I urge everyone who may be out during these hours to do their best to remain aware of their surroundings.

We held our first student safety committee meeting last week. This committee, comprised of 15 students from both the uptown and downtown campuses, provides us with invaluable input. In fact, the idea of our new uptown business district shuttle came out of one of our meetings last year. We meet every other week and I encourage everyone to provide their ideas and suggestions to me or one of the committee members.

I am very excited about the committee's new Responsible Behavior Initiative, (RBI) a partnership between TUPD and students that emphasizes what it means to be a good community member. RBI stresses the importance of being responsible for not only ourselves but also others. Sound familiar? "Non sibi, sed suis," "not for one's self, but for one's own," is the university's motto. We can all apply this to our daily lives by improving quality of life issues by reducing noise and disturbances and generally looking out for one another both on campus and off. Please take a moment to read this informative brochure.



314-7233 (SAFE)

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We have instituted a new shuttle service which will operate on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. on a continuous loop through the uptown business district bounded by our perimeter patrol area. Tulane students, and faculty and staff need only to show their university identification to board the shuttle.

This new service is in addition to our existing SafeRide shuttles which operate seven days a week from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m transporting Tulanians to/from campus to residences and businesses.

Supt. Jon Barnwell

Tulane Police Offices
(504) 865-5381
Diboll Complex
New Orleans, LA 70118

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