The Business Affairs division is responsible for the fiscally sound management of department funds, ensuring that funds are expended in compliance with university policy. The unit provides the department with budgeting, purchasing, travel, payroll, human resources, clerical and transcription service, and Information technology support. We provide monthly financial statements to each of the division commanders to aid in the management of their perspective units. The in-house Human Resources section is a valuable resource to employees and plays an active role in recruitment through retirement. Our HR representative serves as the officer’s Public Safety Retirement Board coordinator and Board Secretary. Our Office Specialist, Sr. works closely with the Investigations unit, providing transcription of all witness statements and other documents for submittal to court. Additionally, the division’s IT section ensures functionality of various department communications equipment and components. The team is responsible for the constantly evolving tasks of desktop support, mobile communications, video and audio connectivity, interagency communications and software maintenance.
The Business Affairs unit works together with all areas within the department, and maintains cooperative, interactive relationships with university departments to provide responsive, cost effective and efficient services.
On May 2, 2005, The University of Arizona announced the creation of the Manager of Emergency Preparedness, a new position at the university and UAPD. The Manager of Emergency Preparedness is the focal point for emergency training and operation at the University of Arizona. This position is responsible for training campus departments in emergency operations, helping prepare emergency plans for departments and buildings, and updating the University’s Emergency Response and Business Continuity Plans. Additionally, this position is responsible for conducting local and campus-wide emergency drills to help the campus better prepare for emergency situations.
The Field Operations Division is the most visible division within the Universtiy of Arizona Police Department and is obligated with patrol operations 24 hours a day. These services include providing the initial police response to 911 emergencies, all calls for service, and investigative follow-up.
Patrol officers work primarily on ABOR-controlled property, but maintain a concurrent patrol boundary and working agreements with the Tucson Police Department. UAPD officers regularly patrol the Universitiy commmunity between 8th Street, Lester Street, Euclid Avenue and Campbell Avenue. Additionally, several units make up the Field Operations Division. To learn more about the Field Operations' individual units or command staff, see below.
The Operations Support Division is responsible for Crime Prevention, Traffic Enforcement, Property & Evidence, K9, Special Events, Training, Public Information, Communications, and Accreditation. To learn more about the Operations Division's individual units or leadership, see below.