Dillard names Angela Honora chief of police
Chief Angela Honora. Photos: Sabree Hill/Dillard University.
For Immediate Release
August 26, 2020
NEW ORLEANS —Angela Honora has been named the chief of police for the Dillard University Police
Department. Honora has over 25 years of distinguished service in law enforcement on
university campuses, where she is known for building community and for establishing
relationships of mutual respect. She is an expert in compliance and best practices
in public safety.
Honora graduated with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering technology from Southern University and A&M College and a Master of Science in criminal justice from Loyola University New Orleans. Honora has advanced training in leadership, supervision, crime prevention, domestic violence, Jeanne Cleary Act/Title IX Compliances, stalking and sensitivity on college campuses.
“As we thought about our next chief, our team knew we needed an experienced professional who would bring stability in leadership to the force after an extended vacancy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe we have found that in Chief Honora,” said Dr. Roland Bullard, vice president for Student Success. “She comes highly recommended by this city's police personnel and higher education administrators. We were also pleased with her familiarity and commitment to this city. Additionally, she brings a very student centered lens to this work. She was on campus one day and already had student meetings set up. Her significant work in the areas of personal safety such as RAD courses and federal compliance with Cleary reports are also reasons she was an outstanding candidate. For these reasons, we are pleased to welcome Chief Honora to the Dillard community.”
Chief Honora has attended Peer Intervention and Ethical Policing Is Courageous (EPIC) training. She is a Rape Aggression Defense System (RADS) self-defense instructor for women with over 20 years teaching at Louisiana colleges, community organizations, and with the Battled Women’s Program. Honora has a strong commitment to community engagement, along with a strength-based approach to policing. Her strengths-based approach to policing focuses on building positive relationships with the campus community as a way to build community trust. Her focus is to work proactively to prevent crime and reduce safety concerns throughout the campus community.
Dillard University, located in New Orleans at 2601 Gentilly Blvd., is a private four-year liberal arts historically black institution with a history dating back to 1869. For more information, please visit www.dillard.edu. Also, follow us on Twitter, Facebook @DU1869 and Instagram: Dillard University.