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Downtown Medical District

Sgt. R. Barnes, Crime Prevention Coordinator

Tulane University Health Sciences Center Police Officers are trained at state certified police academies, meet the requirements of the Louisiana Peace Officer Standards of Training, and are commissioned to bear arms, make arrests and conduct investigations by State of Louisiana R.S. 17:1805. The Director of TUHSC Police Department has been appointed by the Chancellor of the Health Sciences Center. The Director has been designated as the person responsible for security and compliance with JCAHO standards relative to the Security Management Program at the hospital by the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tulane University Hospital and Clinic. Administration has delegated to the Director the authority to take action when a condition exists that could result in personal injury to individuals or damage to buildings or equipment.


The mission of the Tulane University Health Sciences Center Police Department (TUHSCPD) is to maintain social order within prescribed ethical and constitutional limits by providing professional law enforcement services to its customers. To attain this, TUHSCPD enforces the law in a fair and impartial manner recognizing the statutory and judicial limitations of police authority and the constitutional rights of all persons. TUHSCPD strives to establish and maintain a secure environment in which the educational and healing processes may take place by the perpetual provision of quality preventative and protective services.

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Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5381 police@tulane.edu