From the Chief of Police

Gregory T. Fowler, Chief of Police

Welcome to the Northern Arizona University (NAU) Police Department's web site. As you travel through our web site, you will have the opportunity to learn about the police department: our mission to further the educational mission of Northern Arizona University; our philosophy of problem solving through community policing partnerships; and services such as safety and educational programs and fingerprinting. This web site also provides an easy way to share your thoughts and concerns on public safety issues with us. As a full service university police department we have the same responsibilities and authority as municipal, county or state law enforcement agencies. While responding to and preventing crime, and enforcing the laws are essential to providing a safe working, learning and living environment, policing is as much about education as it is enforcement. We offer a variety of programs that support our dedication to working closely with our community.

The men and women of NAU Police Department are committed to serving our community with integrity, sensitivity and professionalism. Since 1995 the NAU Police Department has been the only CALEA accredited police agency in northern Arizona. We are proud that we were the sixth police department in Arizona and the ninth university police department in the United States to achieve this status.

Thank you for visiting the NAU Police Department web site. We look forward to your questions, comments and suggestions.

Gregory T. Fowler
Chief of Police


Gregory T. (GT) Fowler was appointed as the NAU Police Chief on April 9, 2007.

Prior to coming to NAU, Chief Fowler served more than 28 years with the Mesa Arizona Police Department. He worked a wide variety of assignments in Mesa as he rose through the ranks, finishing as an Assistant Chief.

Chief Fowler holds a master's degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University. He is a graduate of the 197th session of the FBI National Academy and is an adjunct member and past president of the Arizona Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates.

Chief Fowler has also been an active board member for the non-profit organization Community Bridges since 2000. Community Bridges provides detoxification and substance abuse counseling services in Arizona. Chief Fowler was also involved in the development of Community Bridges' Center for Hope, a residential treatment facility for pregnant and post-partum women suffering from addictive and co-occurring psychological disorders.