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Aug. 5, 2021

Media Advisory: Chief Brian Seastone Retirement Ceremony

  • What: University of Arizona Police Department Chief Brian Seastone retirement ceremony.
  • When: Today, Aug. 5. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. The program will begin at 3 p.m.
  • Where: Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom, 1303 E. University Blvd.
  • RSVP: Email Nick Prevenas,, if you plan to attend.

TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of Arizona is celebrating the career of UAPD Chief Brian Seastone in a reception today at the Student Union Memorial Center. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 3 p.m.

Seastone began his career in law enforcement in 1972 in Boulder, Colorado, and joined the University of Arizona in 1980. Seastone advanced through the ranks and was named Chief of Police in 2014. After a 41-year career with the university, Seastone retires as the longest-serving officer in the history of UAPD and the longest-serving police officer in the state of Arizona.

Seastone was the first Public Information Officer for the UAPD and established the department's first crime prevention unit in 1994. He was named the State of Arizona's Crime Prevention Officer of the Year in 1987.

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Media contact:
Nick Prevenas
University Communications

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