Northern Arizona University Police Department

  • Agency: Northern Arizona University Police Department
  • Address: 525 E. Pine Knoll Dr., Flagstaff, 86011 AZ
  • Chief: Cindy Cox (Commander)
Phone: 928-523-3611
Fax: 928-523-9483

Northern Arizona University Police Department is located at 525 E. Pine Knoll Dr., Flagstaff, 86011 AZ. The Commander of the department is Cindy Cox. The Northern Arizona University Police Department phone number is 928-523-3611.

Northern Arizona University Police Department News

MISSION STATEMENT-“Operation Hat Trick generates awareness and support for the recovery of wounded service members and veterans through the sale of OHT branded merchandise and products,proceeds of which are donated to selected organizations that fulfill the OHT mission” Proud to say NAU is a college partner to this great cause.

Of course, when you are training in the outdoors in Arizona, you have to expect one of the state's native wildlife to stop by to check out the training!

Yesterday, members of the NAU PD participated in an ATV safety course taught by the Arizona Game and Fish Department in north Phoenix. We would like to thank our instructor, Kim Jackson, who put on an excellent and engaging training course.

Today members of the NAU PD and Louie's Cupboard dropped off $400 in cash and a few hundred pounds of food collected from our food drive to Flagstaff Food Bank. Once again, thanks to all who contributed! Pictured are Matt Wright from NAU PD and Christine from the Food Bank.

Today we continue our series on getting to know the people who work here at the NAU PD. Breana Rintala was born in Anaheim, California and raised in Flagstaff. She graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She started her career as a police officer with Coconino County Sheriff’s Office after she attended the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy in 2014. Breana joined the NAU Police Department as an officer in May 2018. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children (ages 1 and 3). She also enjoys being outdoors participating in activities such as hiking, snowboarding, and kayaking.

As we continue to see this trend with our college-age population, we need to continue the discussion and education reference the dangers of today's high concentration of THC in these drugs, making the use of them very unpredictable and hazardous.

Recently, NAU PD has fielded some complaints from Flagstaff residents when it comes to driving in the city, particularly when it comes to NAU students. While we can't say for sure if any of the complaints actually involve NAU students, we would like to remind the motoring public of the importance of slowing down and stopping when school bus lights and stop sign are displayed. The law states cars must stop, on both sides of the road (unless the road is a divided roadway) and wait until the buses red lights have stopped flashing (and in most cases, the extended stop sign has been folded back along the side of the bus). We would never want a tragedy, like the one which just occurred in Indiana, to occur here.

We would like to give some shout-outs to our Flagstaff community who helped with our food drive on Friday, 11/2. First, we would like to thank the Walmart on S Woodlands Village Blvd. for allowing us to set up in their parking lot. Of course, we need to thank the generous people who came by and visited our display and donated food and cash. We took in hundreds of dollars in donations and hundreds of pounds of food. Thank You, Flagstaff and our extended NAU Community!

Just a reminder NAU PD is here at the Walmart on S Woodlands Village Blvd collecting non- perishable food for our local Flagstaff food bank. We are here until 4 pm today.

Please stop by the WalMart on S Woodlands Village Blvd. tomorrow between 10 am and 4 pm, as NAU PD will be there collecting non-perishable food for our local Flagstaff food banks. We will also be selling our challenge coins (with 100% of the proceeds going to our own Louie's Cupboard). The coins are the first of it's kind for the NAU PD and only cost $5.

New, updated NAU Police shoulder patch. The patch now features the true blue and gold colors of our University. The patch will be replacing the older patch as they need replacing due to wear and tear.

Tonight is Halloween! Please slow down and watch for children in or near streets and intersections. Have a safe Halloween!

Not only is today Halloween, but it is National Girl Scout Founder's Day.

Today is Halloween. Have fun, but remember, weapons or simulated weapons cannot be brought onto the campus and carried around, even if it is Halloween. Please be careful and respectful of the costumes you decide to wear. Remember our safe-walk and safe ride programs.

Just a quick traffic FYI- Likely starting 10/30/18, the intersection of Franklin Avenue and O’Leary Street will have flaggers and reduced traffic flow due to construction work occurring in the intersection. It was thought the intersection may require a full closure; however, at this time the contractor (Mountain High Excavation) is planning to leave the intersection open during the underground construction and use flaggers to orchestrate the flow of traffic. The contractor has notified the City the work may take as much as three days, but are hoping to complete the work through the intersection in one day.

Today is National Cat Day. Domestic cats, no matter their breed, are all members of one species. Felis catus has had a very long relationship with humans. Ancient Egyptians may have first domesticated cats as early as 4,000 years ago. Do you remember these famous felines? Here are two featured felines posing with members of our department.

On a day of celebration for NAU (homecoming),our thoughts and prayers are with Pittsburgh.

Clear bags for homecoming Saturday!

Our own Cpl. Langston does some Community-Policing, as he checks his basketball skills against a student at the Beaver Street School, located here on the NAU campus. I see some NBA moves, on display, by both players!

With only (7) days left in our Breast Cancer Awareness Month and fundraising campaign, don't forget to pick up your first- of- its kind NAU PD Pink Patch. Purchasing a patch is very easy. You can stop by the NAU PD station, any time of day, and purchase a patch for $10.00 or follow these simple instructions: Please send a check or money order for $10.00. Address the envelope to : Pink Patch Campaign, NAU PD, PO Box 5602, Flagstaff, AZ 86011. Please make the check or money order out to: City of Hope Please send a return, self-addressed stamped envelope with your order. 100% of our proceeds are going to this great cause to fight cancer.

Yesterday, the NAU PD hosted another, "Coffee with a Cop". This time, we invited the NAU Men's basketball team. After a lively discussion, which seeks to open communication with the community we serve, the team also got a tour of our facility. If you have a group on campus or in the community that wants to join us in our "Coffee with a Cop" series, please contact SGT. Joe Tritschler at 928-523-3611 or at

Yesterday, our Police Chief and Deputy Chief attended an event, "Taste of Flagstaff". While at the event, they picked up an award, on behalf of Cpl. Ken Hunter, for the excellent work he does on behalf of victims of crime. The award was given by Victim Witness Services of Coconino County. Congratulations Ken!

Today, the Exchange Club of Flagstaff honored local law enforcement and firefighters at its annual luncheon. Our own CPL. Ken Hunter received the "Officer of the Year" award for the NAU PD. Congratulations Ken😀

Please remember to wear purple this Thursday, October 18, for Purple Thursday. This is a nationwide day which takes place during Domestic Violence Awareness Month to show support for survivors of domestic violence. Please use the hashtag #PurpleThursdayNAU on Facebook & Instagram, or message a picture to our social media pages to be featured on our Instagram story! Thanks, Shelby Studebaker Sexual Assault/Relationship Violence Graduate Assistant NAU Health Promotion – Campus Health Services

NAU PD has teamed up with our on-campus food bank (Louie's Cupboard) as volunteers to bring food to the Cupboard and as partners in fundraising. Louie's Cupboard is helping many students (and their family's) through some tight times, as students attend to their educational goals. Officials at Louie's Cupboard have recently helped feed over (90) families in need, as well as supplying food and blankets to as many as (5) students, who find themselves living in spaces such as their cars. You can help us raise funds for Louie's Cupboard by purchasing a challenge coin (100% of proceeds go to Louie's Cupboard) or giving funds to the NAU Foundation-marked for Louie's Cupboard. Purchasing a coin is very easy. you can stop by the NAU PD station, any time of day, and purchase a coin for $10.00 or follow these simple instructions: Please send a check or money order for $10.00. Address the envelope to : Challenge Coin Campaign, NAU PD, PO Box 5602, Flagstaff, AZ 86011. Please make the check or money order out to: NAU Foundation # 04849 100% of our proceeds are going to this great cause to help supply food and supplies to Louie's Cupboard.