Arizona Christian University takes Campus Safety very seriously!  Campus Safety serves our community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year round, and works in conjunction with the Phoenix Police and Fire Departments in response to campus calls for service. At ACU, some security guards are armed while others are not.  Those who are armed have been properly trained and certified in the safe and proper use of fire arms.   Off-duty law enforcement officers are also employed for special details.  Our Department of Campus Safety is trusted by our community for the protection of life, property, and promoting proactive crime and fire prevention techniques through electronic surveillance, education, and environmental design.

Arizona Christian University’s Department of Campus Safety is led by Chief John Hoebee.  Chief Hoebee serves our community after retiring from a local law enforcement agency where he served honorably for 26 years.  He brings an extensive background in training, tactics, experience, and law enforcement resources to our Campus Safety program.  Chief Hoebee has provided Arizona Christian University staff and students training, training resources, and drills in Response to Active Shooter scenario, Emergency Action Plan and Response, and other safety training.  Arizona Christian University embraces and practices the Department of Homeland Security philosophy of “If You See Something Say Something!”  By working with our community, we provide a safe environment for our students and staff.

Visit our Campus Safety website, for our campus safety emergency response plan and further safety information. Arizona Christian University offers counseling resources if our students or staff need to talk to someone.

Please report all suspicious activity to Campus Safety immediately at (602) 489-5301 or call 9-1-1 to report in progress crime!

Suspicious Activity is but not limited to:

  • Unusual items or situations: 

A vehicle is parked in an odd location, a package/luggage left unattended, a window/door left open that is usually closed, or other out-of-the-ordinary situations occur.

  • Eliciting information:

A person questions individuals at a level beyond curiosity about a building’s purpose, operations, security procedures and/or personnel, shift changes, etc.

  • Observation/surveillance:

Someone pays unusual attention to facilities or buildings beyond a casual or professional interest. This includes extended loitering without explanation (particularly in concealed locations); unusual, repeated, and/or prolonged observation of a building (e.g., with binoculars or video camera); taking notes or measurements; counting paces; sketching floor plans, etc.

Some of these activities could be innocent.  Campus Safety will investigate all suspicious activity, and will work with local law enforcement to determine if the behavior warrants further investigation.

Please take a moment to review this short video on what to do during an ACTIVE SHOOTER incident.

Be safe and please remember to keep Umpqua Community College in your thoughts and prayers.