Reporting to the Police


Sexual violence is a crime.

You have the right to report to law enforcement and initiate a criminal investigation and response to what has happened.

Tulane students have two police departments to turn to when reporting incidents of sexual violence: our own Tulane University Police Department (TUPD) and the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). NOPD investigates all incidents of sexual violence in the city, including on Tulane's campus, but you can reach out to TUPD first to report what has happened. TUPD will immediately reach out to NOPD, and their detectives will come to you. If you have experienced sexual violence outside of the New Orleans area but want to connect with law enforcement, TUPD can help connect you to the appropriate authorities.

To report or to learn more about the criminal investigative process, you can contact:

Tulane University Police Department (Uptown)

Emergency: 504-865-5911   /   NON-emergency: 504-865-5381

Tulane University Police Department (Downtown)

emergency: 504-988-5555   /   non-emergency: 504-988-5531

New Orleans Police Department

emergengy: 911   /   non-emergency: 504-821-2222