Chief's Corner


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Message from the Chief

Hello Students, Faculty, Staff and Visitors:

On behalf of the members of the University of Arizona Police Department, I would like to thank you for visiting our website. I encourage you to look around and learn about our mission, our officers, and about the many services that we provide to the University of Arizona community. Here you will find important information about campus safety, crime prevention, crime statistics, crime alerts, and programs offered by our department.

Each day, I have the pleasure of working alongside the incredible police officers and professional staff members who are dedicated to serving and protecting this community. We continually strive to be a resource for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors and provide an environment where all members of the community can safely learn, work, live and visit.

Our efforts are greatly enhanced when members of the campus community take an active role in personal safety and crime prevention. I encourage you to report any safety concerns, illegal or suspicious activity, or forward any comments and suggestions you have to our department. I hope that you find the information contained in our website helpful and I wish you a safe and pleasant stay at the University of Arizona. BEAR DOWN!

Chris Olson
UAPD Chief of Police


The University of Arizona Police Department strives to provide the highest level of safety and service through ongoing collaboration, community engagement, inclusive justice and transparency.



  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Accountability
  • Trust
  • Service


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