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Michael Thompson

Chief of Police
Police Department
Administrative Staff
Mail Code: 1812



Michael Thompson joined the Arizona State University Police Department in May 2008 after spending 20 years with the City of Mesa Police Department, AZ. in a variety of assignments, including Sergeant,(patrol, jail, bike unit, community action, advanced training, School Resource Officer supervisor, Criminal Law lead instructor) Detective and Forensic/ Composite Artist.

Mike has served as Commander at the West campus, as Commander of the Support Services Division at the Tempe campus and as Assistant Chief of Support Services of the department.  Michael is currently the Chief of Police. 

He is a graduate of AZPOST Leadership in Police Organizations and has completed numerous law enforcement related training courses.
Mike received a Master of Administration/Leadership degree from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Education from Northern Arizona University.


Fall 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CRJ 100 Intro to Criminal Justice