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Xavier University Police Department

The Xavier University Police Department’s mission focuses on providing a safe and secure learning, living and working environment for Xavier University's students, faculty, staff, and visitors. This is accomplished through partnerships within the multidisciplinary community, and working in conjunction with traditional law enforcement for the development of progressive, community-based crime prevention strategies and initiatives. All members of the Xavier University Police Department (XUPD) will provide the highest levels of integrity, professionalism, and customer service in support of Xavier University’s mission to educate future leaders who will go on to create a more just and humane society.

The Office of University Police is located at the Carrollton Avenue entrance of the University, corner of South Carrollton and Drexel Drive (3801 South Carrollton Avenue). The location provides convenient access to the entire campus, as well as serves as an information center for visitors. It is open 24 hours a day for students, faculty, and staff seeking assistance or to report any suspicious persons, activities and/or circumstances, or emergencies occurring on campus.

Each member of Office of University Police is a trained Officer who holds a State of Louisiana University Police Commission or a Special officer Commission issued by the New Orleans Police Department. Although the commissions authorize University Police Officers to be armed and to apprehend persons who have been observed committing criminal acts, the primary mission of the University Police Department is to prevent and serve as a deterrent to criminal activities within the jurisdiction of Xavier University of Louisiana and its subsidiaries.

Keeping You Safe

Services performed by the Office of University Police include but are not limited to:

  • Securing and Opening Buildings;
  • Vehicle, Bicycle and Foot Patrols of properties;
  • Enforcement of University Rules and Regulations;
  • Enforcement of State Laws & Municipal Ordinances;
  • Investigation of Criminal Violations & Auto Accidents;
  • Crime Prevention & Personal Safety Programs;
  • Emergency & Personal Escorts Services; Security Surveys (on & off Campus)
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Personal Safety Tips

  • Stay alert, be aware of your surroundings
  • Stand tall, walk purposefully. Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable in a place or situation, leave.
  • Travel in groups, especially during city-wide celebrations such as Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest
  • Plan your travel route before you leave for your destination
  • Always keep at least one hand free
  • Carry as little cash as possible and be careful when in checkout lines and ATMs
  • Keep "emergency" money for cab fare, bus fare, or a telephone call
  • If you suspect you're being followed by someone on foot, cross the street and head for the nearest well lighted, populated area. Walk quickly or run to a house or store and call the police
  • If you are being followed by someone in a car, change direction immediately. Try to get the cars license number and description.
  • Never hitchhike or accept a ride from a stranger
  • Save emergency numbers in your cellular phone. The numbers for XUPD (504) 520-7490, NOPD (504) 821-2222, and 911 should be programmed on speed dial in your telephone


More Tips

Parking Information

Xavier University Police Department is responsible for most campus parking services, including parking permit sales and vehicle registration, traffic citation appeals, billing of parking fines, and all on-campus guest parking. A captain from University Police directly manages Parking Service. All traffic/parking problems should be directed to the XUPD, located at 3801 S. Carrollton Ave. Please note that our parking regulations, including meters, are enforced 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

To obtain a student parking permit you must be currently enrolled, provide current vehicle registration, insurance, and driver's license to XUPD. 

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Residence Hall Safeguards

Xavier University has four resident halls. The Halls are St. Katharine Drexel, St. Michael, St. Martin dePorres and the Living Learning Center. A description of each Hall can be located at The central office of each Hall is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by the following persons: Hall Director, Hall Advisors and Resident Assistants.


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