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About the Dillard University Police Department


Dillard University Police DepartmentDillard University Department of Public Safety is a service oriented organization which aims to provide a safe environment. It has strong respect for the community. Our focus is the safety of Dillard’s students, faculty, staff and visitors. We are committed to serving and protecting in a manner that promotes respect of all members of our community. We are professionals dedicated to serving the Dillard Community.  We are dedicated to protecting the rights of all community members at all times. The department will fully uphold its obligation to the community to thoroughly, fairly and impartially investigate incidents of police misconduct. DUPD wants you to know that you have the right to compliment or complain about an officer’s actions. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We want to hear from you.


Our officers strive in keeping our students, faculty, and staff safe on campus.


What do the police have a right to do?


Police may use reasonable force to make an arrest or detain someone.


If they have probable cause, they can search you, your vehicle, and, in some cases, your residence.


If they have probable cause, they can seize your property.


If they have reasonable suspicion that you have a weapon or dangerous object, they can search you.


What are your constitutional rights?


If you are being questioned after an arrest, all persons (juveniles and adults) have the following rights,
referred to as the Miranda rights:


You have the right to remain silent.


Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.


You have the right to talk to an attorney and have him or her present while you are questioned.


If you cannot afford to hire an attorney, one will be appointed to represent you at no expense.


What are your responsibilities as a driver?

As the driver, it is your responsibility (not the owner’s) to ensure that the vehicle you’re driving is
insured and that the proper vehicle registration and proof of insurance are in the car.


You are also responsible for:


The conduct of the passengers, including throwing trash out the window, hanging their arms or legs out of the window, or acting in a disorderly manner.


Ensuring that all passengers are wearing their seatbelts and that children are properly secured


What you must have to lawfully operate a motor vehicle?


Valid driver’s license


Proof of vehicle registration


Proof of current insurance


Services offered by DUPD


Vehicle Assist - Jump Starts/Air pump – The DUPD is equipped with a jump box that, in many cases, is
capable of starting a stalled vehicle and an air compressor to air tires with low pressure.


Auto Unlocks – The DUPD office is equipped with an auto unlock kit enabling the officer to unlock most


Emissions Checks - are conducted in the event that an out-of-town faculty, staff or student needs to
establish a residency requirement in the State of Louisiana. This gives them leniency in the event of an
expired registration. Example, while they may not be able to immediately address the matter in their
primary place of residence the state will send the information to the owner and DUPD will complete for
the member to mail back to their state of residency.


If you are in need of either one of these services, please contact the DUPD at (504) 816-5310.




2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

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