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Law Enforcement

Students, employees, and visitors are encouraged to report incidents of sexual assault, stalking, relationship violence and other potential crimes to appropriate law enforcement divisions. 

Criminal Complaints and Reports

University of Arizona Police Department (UAPD)
www.uapd.arizona.edu
911 (emergency, on campus)
(520) 621-8273 (non-emergency)

Note: If a crime occurred outside the jurisdictional responsibility of UAPD, the Department will assist the victim with notification and reporting to the proper law enforcement agency.

Tucson Police Department 
www.tucsonaz.gov/police
911 (emergency, off campus)
(520) 791-5700 (non-emergency)

Pima County Sheriff's Department
www.pimasheriff.org
911 (emergency, off-campus)
(520) 351-4900

Note: The Pima County Sheriff's Department serves the unincorporated areas of Pima County.

UAPD

When Dealing with UAPD You Can Expect:

  • To be treated with respect
  • To have confidentiality maintained (within the bounds of the law and University policy)
  • To have criminal and/or University proceedings fully explained
  • To receive referral information for support services available to victims

UAPD provides the following information on reporting crimes and emergencies:

UAPD will respond to all reported crimes and emergencies on campus. Prompt reporting enhances campus safety and security. UAPD is located on the corner of First Street and Campbell Avenue at 1852 East First Street. The department is accessible 24 hours a day. Crime reports may be made 24 hours a day by calling 9-1-1, or (520) 621-UAPD (8273) for non-emergencies, or coming to the UAPD station. Priority is given to reports of incidents that threaten the life or safety of people, the security of the property and the peace of the community.

When to call 9-1-1

  • If someone is injured or ill;
  • If you see fire or smell smoke;
  • If you see someone being hurt;
  • If you see anything suspicious;
  • If you see someone stealing or damaging something;
  • If you see a drunk driver;
  • Or any other emergency.

Call quickly! Do not assume someone else has made the call. Try to provide the dispatcher with accurate, detailed information about the problem. Stay on the telephone until the dispatcher or police officer tells you it is okay to hang up. Your information will be relayed to the emergency personnel who are on their way to assist. If you are reporting a medical problem, ask someone to monitor the victim’s condition so you can relay the information to the dispatcher. If you have a hearing impairment and need to report an emergency, need information, or seek other police services, UAPD provides a telecommunications device (TDD), please call (520) 621-8273.

Emergency Blue Light Telephones

Emergency blue light telephones on campus provide direct access to UAPD. Anyone can use these phones to contact the Police Department for emergency assistance. The emergency telephones are illuminated by a blue light and marked “EMERGENCY.”

Voluntary, Confidential Reporting

UAPD encourages the reporting of all crimes. Without these reports, crime trends and problem areas on campus cannot be identified. UAPD encourages anyone who is the victim or witness of any crime to promptly report the incident to the police. Because police reports are public records under state law, UAPD cannot hold reports of crimes in confidence. If you are a victim of a crime within the University’s jurisdiction and do not want to pursue action within the criminal justice system or the University’s judicial system, you are still encouraged to report the incident confidentially to a University official so it can be included in the annual statistics. Campus pastoral and professional counselors, when acting as such, are not required to report crimes for inclusion in the annual crime statistics. Pastoral and professional counselors are encouraged, if and when they deem appropriate, to inform persons being counseled of the procedures to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual crime statistics. 88-CRIME assists local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by providing an anonymous, toll-free hotline for reporting crime-related information. For more information on this program visit their website at http://www.pcao.pima.gov/88-crime.aspx.

Source: University of Arizona 2013 Campus Safety Report. Campus Safety Reports are published annually and are available at the UAPD website.