Appointment of UA Chief of Police



TO: Campus Community


President Ann Weaver Hart
James Hyatt, Interim Senior VP for Business Affairs and CFO

DATE: Monday, March 3, 2014

Appointment of UA Chief of Police


We are very pleased to announce that UA Police Department Commander Brian Seastone has accepted an appointment as UA Chief of Police, a role he assumed on March 1, 2014. In his new role, Seastone will provide strategic leadership for UAPD and oversee the department's campus crime prevention efforts, community outreach initiatives, and crisis and emergency response management.

Commander Seastone has been a member of UAPD since 1980, when he joined the department as a patrol officer. He most recently served as the University's manager of emergency preparedness, a role in which he was responsible for preventing, preparing for, and recovering from critical incidents. In that capacity, he also served as a member and adviser to the UA's Campus Emergency Response Team.

Seastone has a master's degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University, and he completed the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy training course in 2003. He has extensive experience training others in law enforcement as well. He currently serves as an adjunct instructor for FEMA and the State of Arizona Department of Emergency Management, providing training on the National Incident Management System and Incident Command System.

During his 34 years at the UA, Seastone has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the University and surrounding community through his tireless efforts to ensure the safety of our students, employees and guests. His considerable law enforcement experience and dedication to the UA make him an ideal choice to lead the department.


Please join us in congratulating Chief Brian Seastone on his well-deserved new position.