Safety is a top priority at Northern Arizona University, where a number of dedicated resources and services contribute to a safe learning environment.
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.
This free service 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.
Annual security report
NAU’s annual Clery 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.