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Welcome, Wildcats! Everyone plays an important and active role in our centralized vision for University safety. 

 

wildcat safety guide

Call or text 911 for any emergency requiring police, fire, or medical assistance.
If non-emergency, call 520-621-8273 (621-UAPD)

 

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Campus Safety Checklist:

task_alt Read & bookmark the Wildcat Safety Guide 

task_alt Complete Safety Preparedness Training: Active Shooter

task_alt Explore mental health & wellness services for students or employees

task_alt Review your building emergency plans

task_alt Familiarize yourself with how to report concerning behaviors

University Safety News

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Meet the Team

Meet the teams working to keep our campus safe. Read a message from Chief Safety Officer Steve Patterson.

 

Together, we take care

Find safety resources and mental health & wellness support for students and employees in the Wildcat Safety Guide.

Safety Teams

Email Communications

DATE AUTHOR COMMUNICATIONS LINK
June 4, 2024 Office of Public Safety Attempted Carjacking of University Vehicle Today
May 23, 2024 Office of Public Safety Testing of UAlert System on Main Campus on Friday, May 24
May 7, 2024 Steve Patterson, Chief Safety Officer Support Services
May 1, 2024 Robert C. Robbins, President Update from President Robbins
April 28, 2024 Robert C. Robbins, President Tragic Loss of Student
April 19, 2024 Steve Patterson, Chief Safety Officer Events and Free Expression at the University of Arizona the Week of April 22
March 27, 2024 Steve Patterson, Chief Safety Officer Share Your Input: University Safety Survey
February 12, 2024 Steve Patterson, Interim Chief Safety Officer Safety Updates: UAPD Email Notification Test, Safety Tips and More
January 24, 2024 Office of Public Safety How We – And You! – Are Keeping Campus Safe

DATE AUTHOR COMMUNICATIONS LINK  
December 15, 2023 Steve Patterson, Interim Chief Safety Officer Important Safety Information – Off-Campus Crimes  
December 8, 2023 Steve Patterson, Interim Chief Safety Officer Assistant Vice President & Chief of Police Search Complete  
November 17, 2023 Steve Patterson, Interim Chief Safety Officer Campus Safety Updates and Important Reminders  
November 16, 2023 Steve Patterson, Interim Chief Safety Officer Campus Safety Updates and Important Reminders  
October 24, 2023 Steve Patterson, Interim Chief Safety Officer Campus Threat Suspect Arrested  
September 20, 2023 Steve Patterson, Interim Chief Safety Officer Public Safety Information and Updates  
September 8, 2023 Steve Patterson, Interim Chief Safety Officer Public Safety Information and Updates  
September 7, 2023 Steve Patterson, Interim Chief Safety Officer New Safety Preparedness Training Requirement  
August 28, 2023 Robert C. Robbins, President Tragedy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  
August 17, 2023 Steve Patterson, Interim Chief Safety Officer Campus Safety Updates for the 2023-24 School Year  
August 16, 2023 Interim Provost Marx and Interim CSO Patterson Sharing Important Safety Resources  
August 15, 2023 Steve Patterson, Interim Chief Safety Officer Public Safety Information and Updates  

DATE AUTHOR COMMUNICATIONS LINK
July 5, 2023 Robert C. Robbins, President Bohlander Appointed SVP, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
June 29, 2023 Office of Public Safety UAlert Confirmation: Check Your Text Messages
June 20, 2023 Office of Public Safety Important UAlert Updates
June 16, 2023 Robert C. Robbins, President Juneteenth, Desert Agriculture, and Classroom Safety Posters
May 10, 2023 Steve Patterson, Interim Chief Safety Officer My Priority as Interim Chief Safety Officer
April 21, 2023 Robert C. Robbins, President Recap of the April 14 University Safety Update Briefing and Other News
April 13, 2023 Robert C. Robbins, President University Safety Briefing
April 10, 2023 Robert C. Robbins, President UAPD Reporting Structure
March 27, 2023 Robert C. Robbins, President Campus Security Update: PAX Group Report (includes video)
February 6, 2023 Robert C. Robbins, President Feb. 21 Sessions: Recognizing and Responding to Concerning or Threatening Behavior
January 18, 2023 Robert C. Robbins, President Campus Safety Update

DATE AUTHOR COMMUNICATIONS LINK
October 25, 2022 Robert C. Robbins, President Campus Safety and Security Update
October 17, 2022 Robert C. Robbins, President Campus Safety Followup
October 10, 2022 Robert C. Robbins, President Campus Security Update
October 7, 2022 Robert C. Robbins, President A video message from President Robbins
October 6, 2022 Robert C. Robbins, President Healing Our Community, Family Weekend
October 5, 2022 Robert C. Robbins, President Caring for Our University Community

We want to hear from you!

The University and the public safety teams are committed to creating a safe environment that meets the needs of our students, employees, and visitors. We value the voice of our community members. Please share your feedback or ideas with us, including safety-related content you would like to see on this website. Email publicsafety@arizona.edu.

 

Would you like to learn more about public safety on campus? Request a presentation from the Office of Public Safety and Chief Safety Officer Steve Patterson.