Police and Fire Departments

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.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The 2022 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the University of Alaska Fairbanks campuses is available in PDF format.

The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (timely warnings and emergency notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the university will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in on-campus student housing facilities; in off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the university or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an on-campus student housing facility during the three most recent calendar years.

If you would like to receive a paper copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the University of Alaska Fairbanks campuses, you can stop by the UAF Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities located on the 3rd floor of Constitution Hall or request a copy be mailed to you by calling 907-474-7317 or emailing