January 18, 2010

Volume 20, Issue 1

              Published by the Tulane University Health Sciences Center Police Department for the Health Sciences Center


It's the Mardi Gras Issue !

Mardi Gras in New Orleans is a unique experience for natives and visitors alike. Every Mardi Gras differs from the ones before, but there are constants such as rowdy people and hazardous situations. Find out what parts of the routes have the most police protection and go there. Understand that it may be impossible to rationally deal with a n intoxicated person. Avoid confrontations by moving from that person and informing a police officer. There are even thieves who travel from afar to take advantage of parade - goers. They range from con-men and pickpockets to robbers. Don't carry large amounts of cash and keep your purses in a safe place or at home. You are better off without your wallet. Take out your driver's license, Tulane I.D. and other cards. Keep them in your front pocket.

Crime Myths * Parking in Garages*

The higher you park in a garage the greater your chance of becoming a victim of crime. Wrong! The contemporary criminals vary in criminal strategy and purpose. Some have planned their crimes well, and realize that the lower levels of garages allow them a quicker escape by crosswalks, entrances and exits. Others find that the greater number of automobiles on the lower levels provide additional opportunities to spot the type of car they preferred to steal, or find exposed valuables to break-in and take. The reality is that crimes can occur anywhere. Safeguard your autos and valuables, and always utilize escort services such as the TU HSC Police 24-hour a day s afety escort .



Mardi Gras 2010 Parade Schedule

For Downtown New Orleans

Friday Feb. 5, 2010

Krewe of Oshun (6:00 pm)

Krewe of Pygmalion (6:45 pm)

Saturday Feb. 6, 2010

Krewe of Pontchartrain (2:00 pm)

Krewe of Sparta (6:00 pm)

Sunday Feb. 7, 2010

Krewe of Carrollton (Noon)

Krewe of King Arthur (1:15 pm)

Krewe of Barkus (2:00 pm)

Wednesday Feb. 10, 2010

Krewe of Ancient Druids (6:30 pm)

Thursday Feb. 11, 2010

Knights of Babylon (5:45 pm)

Krewe of Muses (6:15 pm)

Krewe of Chaos (6:30 pm)

Friday Feb. 12, 2010

Knights of Hermes (6:00 pm)

Le Krewe d 'Etat (6:00 pm)

Krewe of Morpheus (7:00 pm)

Saturday Feb. 13, 2010

Krewe of Iris (11:00 am)

Krewe of Tucks (12:00 pm)

Krewe of Endymion (4:15 pm)

Sunday Feb. 14, 2010

Krewe of Okeanos (11:00 am)

Krewe of Mid-City (11:45 am)

Krewe of Thoth (12:00 pm)

Krewe of Bacchus (5:15 pm)

Monday Feb. 15, 2010

Krewe of Proteus (5:15 pm)

Krewe of Orpheus (6:00 pm)

Tuesday Feb. 16, 2010

Krewe of Zulu (8:00 am)

Krewe of Rex (10:00 am)

Krewe of Elks (11:30 am)

Krewe of Crescent City

(follows Elks)

**Crime Alert** Crime ALert** Crime Alert**

Please report all incidents or suspicious activity as soon as safety permits. Remember to travel in numbers whenever possible, utilize crosswalks, park in well-lit and populated areas, and to use the TUHSC Police 24-hours Security Escort Services. Stop at the lobby post or call 988-5531 for information and safety brochures. In case of EMERGENCY call 988-5555 or 55555 if on campus, and 911 if off campus.


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