The University of Arizona Police Department is committed to traffic safety on the University of Arizona campus, adjacent streets and planning boundaries. In order to accomplish this task, various methods of enforcement are employed. Perhaps the most visible is the use of motorcycle officers. Motorcycle officers are specifically tasked with enforcement of those moving violations that have the highest potential for creating safety issues. Enforcement is not only directed to vehicles but also to bicycles and pedestrians.
Motorcycle officers are also responsible for the investigation of traffic collisions on campus streets and properties. Many times UAPD motor officers can be seen also investigating collisions on adjacent city streets. This collaborative effort with the City of Tucson Police Department helps promote safety and orderly traffic flow in and around the University. Our motor officers have attended specialized training that allows for them to conduct more in-depth collision investigations including collision reconstruction.
Each motor officer is equipped with the latest speed measuring devices such as RADAR & LIDAR (laser) equipment. Officers have no quota to meet and have discretion of issuing a citation, written warning or verbal warning for violations.
UAPD also utilizes a speed measuring trailer from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). This trailer is placed around campus to help educate the motoring public by showing drivers their speed. The trailer can also be utilized to conduct traffic counts that assist in analyzing campus street usage and identifying areas where speed violations occur. It isn't uncommon to see the speed trailer accompanied by a motor officer enforcing speed limit laws.
The University of Arizona Police Department takes a zero tolerance concerning DUI. UAPD has and continues to participate in deployments targeting alcohol enforcement and participates with the Southern Arizona DUI Task Force.
If you have any complaints about traffic issues on campus we would like to hear from you. We conduct traffic surveys and respond to those areas identified as needing enforcement.
For more information please contact:
Sergeant Greg Ewer