From the Chief of Police
NAU PD is committed to providing the Northern Arizona University community with a highly professional and well trained police department. NAU PD works to support NAU with a safe environment conducive to the goals of higher education and research. NAU PD continues to achieve a Gold Standard accreditation rating from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies through our history of meeting the highest standards of professional excellence.
NAU PD enhances the safety of the NAU campus community through our patrol division that works four (12) hour shifts, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout the year. Officers are able to use a variety of patrol methods including marked patrol units, unmarked units, police mountain bikes, an All-Terrain Vehicle and a Utility Vehicle. In addition, NAU PD maintains a highly trained Police Communications Division that is staffed 24 hours a day, an Investigations Division, and a Community Relations Division. We also use the services of University Safety Aides to provide safe escorts and Student Traffic Controllers.
NAU PD plays an important role in achieving the overall mission of the University, including fostering important partnerships inside and outside of the University. NAU PD focuses on collaborative partnerships within the NAU community and the city of Flagstaff. Community outreach is a priority for our police department.
I encourage all NAU students, staff, faculty, and visitors to learn more about the resources offered by our department by reviewing the important information on our webpage, or by contacting us directly. Please take some time to read the Annual Safety Guide to enhance your Lumberjack experience as it relates to being informed and safe.
We are proud of our department and we are honored to serve Northern Arizona University.
Chief Kelli Smith