Guest letter: UAPD here to help during Homecoming

On behalf of all of us at the University of Arizona Police Department, welcome to Homecoming 2017! We hope you enjoy all the festivities this week.

The UAPD is here to assist you. Please don’t hesitate to stop and visit with our officers, police aides and community services officers, or to call us at (520) 621-8273 for non-emergency assistance with any questions or concerns. 

If you need emergency police, fire or medical assistance, call 911 or use one of the many blue light phone stations on campus so we can get help to you. Please tell the dispatcher where you are and the nature of the emergency.  

We would also like you to call 911 if you see something that doesn’t seem quite right. We depend on the public to let us know if they see anything that looks odd or out of place and we’ll dispatch someone to investigate. 

It’s going to be a beautiful fall day in Tucson, which means it’s going to be about 85 degrees this weekend with lots of sun, so wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water to stay properly hydrated.

Also, a reminder that the drinking age in Arizona is 21. If you are under 21, it is illegal to consume or possess alcoholic beverages. We have a great tailgating area on the UA Mall on Saturday where you may consume alcohol if you are of legal age.

You cannot consume alcoholic beverages outside the designated tailgate areas, nor can you walk around with an open container.

The use of medical marijuana is not permitted on any property owned or operated by the University of Arizona.

Remember, if you are attending the football game, we have instituted a clear bag policy. Backpacks, purses other than a small clutch and other containers are not permitted inside the stadium.  

The following are acceptable:

Bags that are clear plastic or vinyl and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”

One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar)

Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, after being searched

Medically necessary items after proper inspection, including but not limited to oxygen tanks, diabetes kits, allergy pens, etc.

Have a great time this weekend, enjoy our beautiful campus and remember to Bear Down with pride.

Brian A. Seastone

Chief of Police


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