Chief of Police
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.
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