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1948 - 2023: The history of the ASU Police Department

January 12, 2023 ASUPD has flourished alongside the community it serves, growing from humble origins of just 10 non-sworn patrolmen serving 10,000 students over 310 acres, to an agency of nearly 200 total staff supporting a student body of more than 100,000, covering 1,248 acres.

ASUPD Celebrates 75 Years of Dedicated Service

January 11, 2023 The Arizona State University Police Department is celebrating its 75th anniversary throughout 2023!

Arizona State University to advance proposal for CHIPS and Science Act funding

December 14, 2022 Responsive to action initiated by the Department of Defense, Arizona State University President Michael Crow today appointed two senior leaders to guide the university in creating a world-class center of excellence for microelectronics research, development, education and training.

Statement regarding on campus incident

December 1, 2022 At approximately 1:30 a.m. the ASU Police Department received a report of a suspect with a gun at the intersection of McAllister and Lemon.

ASU study shows full decarbonization of U.S. aviation sector is within grasp

November 16, 2022 Research demonstrates pathway to sustainably produce biojet fuel domestically and meet country’s growing aviation fuel demand

State of Arizona taps Arizona State University to lead Arizona Water Innovation Initiative

November 16, 2022 Arizona State University and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced today that the university will lead a multi-year Arizona Water Innovation Initiative to provide immediate, actionable and evidence-based solutions to ensure that Arizona will continue to thrive with a secure future water supply.

ASU leads $25M project to develop Southwest urban integrated field laboratory

November 7, 2022 The ASU-led industry-academic partnership involving University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, two national laboratories, and IBM, aims to advance urban climate research and develop solutions for Arizona’s most heat-vulnerable.

ASU at Mesa City Center Grand Opening

October 27, 2022 ASU at Mesa City Center in downtown Mesa is celebrating its grand opening in a two-day event bringing together community members, Mesa city leaders and ASU faculty, students and staff.

GOHS Awards ASUPD Multiple Grants and Equipment to Improve Campus Safety

October 17, 2022 The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has awarded the Arizona State University Police Department $66,446 in grant money to help reduce traffic-related issues in and around the ASU Tempe, West, Downtown Phoenix and Polytechnic campuses.

Assistant Chief Thompson Graduates from Prestigious FBI National Academy

September 15, 2022 Assistant Chief John Thompson joins an elite class of law enforcement professional to graduate from the prestigious FBI National Academy. This is a designation less than one percent of all law enforcement personnel will achieve.