University of Alaska Anchorage Police Department

  • Agency: University of Alaska Anchorage Police Department
  • Address: 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, 99508 AK
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Phone: (907) 786-1800

University of Alaska Anchorage Police Department is located at 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, 99508 AK. The University of Alaska Anchorage Police Department phone number is (907) 786-1800.

University of Alaska Anchorage Police Department News

Rest in Peace

As we embark on the long Memorial Day weekend, please take time to remember the cost of our freedom. Safe travels. We'll see you around campus.

'Tis the season for baby moose, and here's another timely video on why it's so important to give moose a wide berth. If you see moose on campus close to a building, sidewalk, or trail, please notify UPD at 786-1120 so our officers can monitor their movements and behavior. We'll see you around campus.

It's moose calving season, and this video is a great reminder to give moose a very wide berth, especially cows with calves. Moose are always unpredictable and potentially dangerous, but that increases when a mother is protecting her offspring. If you see moose close to campus buildings or trails, steer clear and notify UPD at 786-1120 so we can keep track of their movements. We'll see you around campus.

It's Armed Forces Day. Please join us in recognizing the service and sacrifice of all our military service members, past and present. Freedom isn't free.

It's National Police Week, and UPD would like to acknowledge the law enforcement officers who keep our campus, our community, our state, and our country safe. To all those who currently serve, To all those who have served, To all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, And to the families and loved ones who stand behind them in support: Thank You for Your Service. Stay Strong. Stay Safe. #ThinBlueLine

UPD would like to give a delayed farewell to Officer Gwen Drake who left our ranks this week. While we're going to miss her around campus, she'll actually still be protecting our community as one of Anchorage PD's new recruits! Best wishes for a bright future, Officer Drake! We'll see you around campus.

Many thanks to our Residence Life staff who just brought a big box of donuts by our office!! Now, we do realize that cops and donuts are a bit of a cliché... but that doesn't stop us from enjoying them! Enjoy the break! We'll see you around campus.

Commencement is here!! And UPD would like to give a big Thumb's Up to this semester's graduates for a job well done!! Now, go forth and make a difference! When you come back for a visit, we'll see you around campus!

It's finals week, which means stressing about tests and deadlines and anticipating the semester break. We wish everyone well as they navigate this week's challenges and safe travels as they navigate to any summer destinations. We'll be here if you need us.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Action Month, UAA Leadership is committed to addressing the issues and impacts that surround sexual assaults. Today we wear our denim to show our support. We stand by you - Campus resources: Titile IX - (907)786-6086 Student Health and Counseling - (907)786-4040 STAR Resource Center - (907) 276-7273 or 1 (800) 478-8999 University Police - (907)786-1120

It's National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, and we'd like to thank our UPD dispatchers as well as those manning the comm centers at APD, AFD, AST, and the airport for their dedication and service to our campus and our community. Keep Calm and Dispatch On #NPSTW

UPD will be teaching a Rape Aggression Defence (RAD) class on April 14-15 from noon to 6PM at the Gorsuch Commons, Rm 107. Attendance for the entire class is required to successfully complete the course. **This class is FREE for UAA student housing residents, courtesy of Residence Life! The course fee for non-residents is $35, due on the first day of class. Please bring exact cash or a check or money order made out to the University of Alaska Anchorage. Students are also welcome to invite friends to attend with them. TO REGISTER: Please send an email to, remembering to include the names and indvidual email addresses of those you are registering. NOTE: This is a physical course that teaches self-defense techniques, so wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely. Long sleeves and long pants are recommended, as students will be striking padded 'attackers' (instructors) with their fists, knees, elbows, etc. Those who do not wish to participate in the physical aspects of the course are still welcome to attend and to participate at whatever level they are capable/willing to do. If you have any questions, you can contact our RAD instructors at or call 786-1120.

**UPDATE: This person has been identified thanks to community input. Thanks for your assistance! Do you know this individual? He may have information regarding a theft and illegal use of a credit card. If you have any information, please contact UPD Officer A. Robertiello at (907)786-1120. [Case UAACR18-80]

If commuting to the University from North of Eagle River for work, classes or other business, please be advised of the traffic pattern changes, leave early, take your time, and drive carefully!

Many thanks to Sigma Sigma Sigma for dropping by this appreciation basket today!!

UPD patrols vehicles in parade formation... or perhaps the plow crew was working on clearing our parking lot. ;-) Either way, we'll see you around campus.

The Consumer Protection Unit of the Alaska Attorney General’s Office has issued an alert about the rise of scam phone calls across the state. PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE ALERT CAREFULLY because these scammers are ramping up their game, targeting home buyers in the process of closing on homes purchases, healthcare workers who are being 'rewarded' for excellent care, and even grieving family members after a death. They are using the wealth of information available in the public domain, along with technology that allows them to appear to be calling from legitimate numbers, to trick unsuspecting Alaskans into giving them thousands of dollars. **Within the past few weeks, a former University of Alaska employee called UPD to report a suspected phone scammer who had information about his address, his employment, and his enrollment in the state retirement system.** The amount of information these scammers have can lull people into falling for their schemes. DON'T BE A VICTIM! Again, read this entire alert carefully, and report suspected scammers! We'll see you around campus.

It's spring break time! IMPORTANT REMINDER: Vehicle thefts and break-ins continue to be an issue in the city of Anchorage, and the UAA campus is not immune. If you are leaving your vehicle on campus over the break, please make sure to remove any valuables (or at least hide them) and lock it. Also, try to park it in a well lit area, and if you have a friend staying over break, ask them if they can occasionally keep an eye out to make sure it is still in the parking lot. The parking garages are a good option for those wishing to make use of them. Enjoy your break!! We will be here, as always, and we'll see you around campus.

UAA is closed today.

After a long and distinguished career in law enforcement - spanning AST, APD, and UPD - Officer Darrel Redick is trading in his badge for a fishing pole at the end of the week. He has been an asset to our department and our campus, bringing a wealth of knowledge from his career service at APD and doing his job with compassion and humor. Whether he was weilding lightsabers or hockey sticks, he always did it with flair! So if you see him around campus this week, wish him farewell and a happy retirement! We will miss him greatly!