is a top priority at Northern Arizona University, where a number of
dedicated resources and services contribute to a safe learning
On-Campus Police Department
The NAU Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency staffed by sworn police officers certified by the state of Arizona and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Officers patrol campus 24 hours daily.
Emergency Blue Light Phones
Nearly 130 blue emergency phones are located across campus, at all main residence hall entrances, and in all elevators. In case of an emergency, users can simply push a button that rings directly to the NAUPD on-campus dispatch center.
Sign up for this free service that sends text messages to your cell phone in case of emergency, including weather-related closures. Additional phone numbers can be added so a friend or family member is notified of an emergency.
JacksCard Building Acces
Students living on campus can gain access to their residence halls through their student ID card. Lost or stolen cards should be immediately reported to the JacksCard office at (928) 523-1905.
The Emergency Management Advisory Group oversees efforts to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies that might occur on or impact the university. Read about planning, training, and preparedness efforts at NAU.
Safety and Security Tips
Visit the NAUPD website for crime alerts, statistics, videos and other safety and security tips. You also can view the daily crime log, which lists reported campus crimes during the most recent 30 days.
Annual Report Outlines Crime Information, Safety Measures
Each year the NAU Police Department releases its annual security report. The report is a result of the Clery Act that requires colleges and universities to make campus crime information available to parents, students, faculty, staff, and the general public.
The report covers NAU police authority, police response, how to make a police report or request police assistance, crime prevention, safety escort service, building access and security, weapons, drugs and alcohol policies, and crime statistics for the last three years. The report also includes all Extended Campus sites.
A PDF of the report can be viewed at nau.edu/clery (33MB) and is available on the NAUPD website. A printed copy of the report is available at the NAU Police Department, building 98A, Flagstaff, AZ 86011 or by calling (928) 523-8884.