To further the University's vision of providing an outstanding undergraduate residential education by fostering a safe and healthy environment through quality law enforcement services and community problem solving partnerships.
The guiding principles of our mission are:
|Open and honest communication|
|Continual training and education for all involved|
|Appreciation of the diverse nature of our community|
These principles do not abandon traditional police practice. Instead, they affirm them with modern police techniques and a comprehensive campus-wide approach to resolving crime related issues.
Law Enforcement Authority
According to Arizona Revised Statutes, the Arizona Board of Regents and the president of the Northern Arizona University are empowered to organize, provide for, and operate a police department for the Northern Arizona University (NAU).
NAU police officers are certified by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) and have the same duties and responsibilities as any peace officer in the State of Arizona. All police officers in the State of Arizona, including NAU police officers, have the authority to enforce state and federal laws within the limits imposed by the state and federal constitutions and judicial rulings.
Law Enforcement Jurisdiction
The Northern Arizona University Police Department has primary jurisdictional responsibility for all law enforcement matters occurring within the University's campus boundaries and other properties utilized by the University within the City of Flagstaff.
The Northern Arizona University also maintains an Interagency Law Enforcement Agreement with the Flagstaff Police Department, Coconino County Sheriff's Department, and Arizona Department of Public Safety for the purpose of obtaining "maximum efficiency in cooperative law enforcement operations through mutual aid and assistance within each party's jurisdiction..."