From the Chief of Police
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.
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
you for visiting the NAU Police Department web site. We look forward to your
questions, comments and suggestions.
Chief of Police
T. (GT) Fowler was appointed as the NAU Police Chief on April 9, 2007.
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.
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.
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.