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Christopher Speranza

Police Commander
Police Department
University Staff
Mail Code: 1812


Christopher Speranza joined the Arizona State University Police Department in June 1999 and has held a variety of assignments, including Field Training Officer, Sergeant (Patrol, Crime Prevention, Evidence, Special Events, Advanced Training, and Criminal Investigations), and Patrol Commander (West, Downtown Phoenix, and Polytechnic Campuses).

He is credited with creating the first ASU PD Canine Program in partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), the Crime Analysis program, and the Drug Take Back program.

Commander Speranza is also the only ASU Police Officer to receive the department’s Medal of Valor for saving the life of an ASU student. Christopher is a member of ASU’s Student Assistance Coordination Committee (SACC), the Behavioral Response Team (BRT) and ASU’s Staff Council. He is also a member of the Arizona chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP), The International Association of Chief's of Police (IACP), and The Arizona Homicide Investigators Association (AZHIA).

He is a graduate of the 263rd Class of the FBI's National Academy (NA), AZPOST Leadership in Police Organizations and Arizona State Universities Mastering Leadership Program (LINAU).

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Agency Service and a Master of Education from Northern Arizona University.