Officer Marvin Smith hails from San Diego, California and moved to Tucson in 2015 to attend the University of Arizona. While a student at the U of A, Marvin completed an internship with the University of Arizona Police Department. This internship provided him with hands-on experience in different sections of the police department including riding along with officers on patrol. In 2019 Officer Smith graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in Criminal Justice and Public Management and Policy, as well as a minor in History and Culture. Officer Smith’s desire to interact with different members of a community while also making a difference in people’s lives led him to apply for the UAPD. He realized UAPD gives him the opportunity to serve and protect a community that he grew up in, and now calls a second home, as well as the ability to engage in effective community policing.
Officer Courtlandt Volker is originally from Buffalo, New York (known for amazing chicken wings and lake effect snow). After graduating high school, Officer Volker joined the United States Marine Corps where he attained the rank of Corporal. After completing his enlistment, he attended Canisius College in Buffalo, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. While in college, Officer Volker worked for Peace Prints of WNY, a non-profit organization that helps men and women returning from prison readjust to society. Officer Volker moved to Tucson after his wife was accepted into the mechanical engineering program at the University of Arizona. He decided to pursue his goal of becoming a police officer. His connection to the University of Arizona and desire to work with people from all over the world and be an integral part of a community that makes Tucson special led him to join the University of Arizona Police Department.