Harbor Police Department
Port of New Orleans



On January 13, 2009, the Transportation Safety Administration Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program was implemented at the Port of New Orleans.  Effective May 1, 2010, all persons needing to enter any uptown facility within the Port of New Orleans, with the exception of the Harbor Police Headquarters are required to have a TWIC in their possession. For individuals, not in possession of a TWIC, needing to transport cargo into or out of a tenant operated facility please refer to the link at the bottom of this page labeled   'TWIC Escorting Procedures...' for specific information.

Neither the Port of New Orleans nor its lease holding tenants recognize or accept third party trained TWIC escorting companies.  Port of New Orleans escort authority is only considered valid when the individual doing the escorting is working directly on the behalf of the Port of New Orleans or one of its tenant lease holders. Once the individual(s) or company have completed their transactions with the Port, and or its lease holders their authority to escort non TWIC holding individuals onto the Port is suspended.

In order to be approved as a Port of New Orleans TWIC Escort, the individual must be employed in one of the below listed work areas:

  •  Tenants leasing space within restricted areas

  •  Licensed Steamship agents

  •  Licensed Transportation services

  •  Regulated public utilities

  •  Port Chaplains

  •  Port of New Orleans Employees

  •  Port of New Orleans Consultants/Sub-Contractors

The Port of New Orleans offers TWIC escort training for qualified individuals via the Harbor Police Department. The training class teaches its participants the specific security awareness fundamentals and responsibilities of being a Port of New Orleans TWIC escort. The duration of the training class is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. TWIC escort training classes are scheduled on an as needed basis.

Qualified individuals desiring to attend a escort training class should contact Port of New Orleans Facility Security Officer, Lt. Byron Tumblin at (504) 891-7585 ext 2109, email tumblinb@portno.com. For information on obtaining a TWIC credential please go to the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) website at  http://www.tsa.gov/what_we_do/layers/twic/index.shtm  The Port of New Orleans cannot assist individuals in resolving  TWIC credentialing issues.

TWIC Related Documents and Forms:


WIC Escort Application

TWIC Escorting Procedures- Uptown Facilities

TWIC Escorting Procedures- Downtown Facilities