Police and Fire Departments

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The UAF Police Department was founded in 1991 to meet the increasing needs of the university community. UAFPD is a progressive, proactive department that strives towards active community engagement. The department is responsible for the protection of the students, staff, faculty and general public on the Fairbanks campus as well as for the protection of university and private property. Through its officers and community service officers, the department provides a variety of functions, some unique to university police departments. These include a firearm storage room for all affiliated personnel, a bike registration program, providing escorts, and conducting after hours vehicle jump starts and unlocks. Police personnel also provide presentations on various topics including violent intruders, personal safety and drug orientation training. 

The university emergency communications center serves the Fairbanks campus 24 hours a day. In addition to handling campus law enforcement calls, the center also monitors alarm systems both on and off campus and handles after-hours Facility Services calls. The center employs full-time career dispatchers.

The University Fire Department provides fire, rescue, EMS response and public assistance to the Fairbanks campus as well as the University Fire Service Area and EMS district. The department provides protection for a 26-square-mile area and more than 22,000 people. The department is nationally recognized and staffed full time at two stations, one on campus and one in the fire service area. The department provides plan review and inspection services to the Fairbanks-area and rural campuses. The Fire Department provides exceptional employment and career opportunities for students interested in a career in emergency services. The hands-on, interactive program develops highly skilled individuals able to perform all the duties of professional career firefighters.

The emergency telephone for both police and fire is 911. For more information, call 907-474-7721 for the Police Department, 907-474-5770 for the Fire Department, or visit the Police Department website or Fire Department website.