UA Permissible Personal Protection Devices


EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1, 2018

Pursuant to Arizona Board of Regents Policies 5-302(12) and 5-308(E)(17), the following personal safety devices are permitted on University of Arizona property:

  • Over-the-counter, commercially available electroshock devices, including conducted electrical weapons designed to protect personal safety from physical attacks by other people
  • Over-the-counter, commercially available chemical repellents designed to protect personal safety from physical attacks by other people
  • Blades of less than 5 inches
  • Tactical pens
  • Hi-Intensity tactical flashlight or strobe devices
  • Personal alarms, including hi-volume, audible, alert/alarm devices (may include visual and audio effects)
  • Expandable or fixed batons no longer than 26” in total length
  • Over-the–counter, commercially available key-ring defensive tools

If an individual wishes to seek to have a device or item added to this list, please provide the following information in writing to the University of Arizona Police Department:

  1. Name of requesting individual.
  2. Contact information for requesting individual, including mailing address, email address, and telephone number.
  3. Detailed description of proposed personal safety device or item to be included on this list.
  4. Detailed statement of the rationale for inclusion of the personal safety device or item on this list.

Please direct requests to:

Office of the Chief of Police

The University of Arizona Police Department
1852 E. First Street
Tucson, AZ 85721

Such requests shall be considered by the University of Arizona on a case-by-case basis and a response shall be provided to the requestor as to whether the request is granted or denied. Inclusion of any device on this list is solely at the discretion of the University of Arizona.