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Michael Thompson

Asst Chief of Police
Police Department
University 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 and as Commander of the Support Services Division at the Tempe campus.  He currently serves as Assistant Chief of Police over the Support Services Division of the department. He also implemented the ASU Police Honor Guard.

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.