Department News

 Women's Self-Defense Class - February 12, 2019

FREE Women's Self Defense Class. See above link for more information.

 February Flyer for Self-Defense Class



Lieutenant for UPD Named

Melissa Hansen

Congratulations to Lieutenant Melissa Hansen, recently promoted from Interim Lieutenant to Lieutenant. Melissa has been with UPD since 2002. She came to us from LAPD and is an HSU alum with a degree in Marine Biology.

Within UPD, the Lieutenant serves as the second-in-command when the Chief is unavailable, as well as an alternate Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Director for the University. The Lieutenant is the Operations Commander for UPD, which includes leading, directing and managing the department’s 24/7 sworn patrol, 911 dispatch/statistical operations, as well as property, evidence, and equipment.

The Lieutenant is also responsible for policy development, analysis, and adherence. This position is on-call 24/7 and provides oversight for every facet of UPD.

Please join us in welcoming Lieutenant Hansen!

Active Shooter Preparedness Training

Because of recent tragedies that have occurred at schools and institutions of higher learning throughout the world, Humboldt State University Police Officers have been trained and equipped to provide a combined response to include joint action with local law enforcement partners, as well as firefighters and paramedics, to address such threats here on our campus. In addition, our officers receive training in crisis intervention, as well as de-escalation training, to improve their response to situations involving mentally ill subjects.

In collaboration with the HSU Training Department, UPD Officer Andy Martin will offer training on being prepared for an active shooter scenario on-campus. In light of the recent events in Roseburg and other campuses, it is an important reminder that we must all be vigilant and prepared to keep our community safe.

For more information or to sign up for the training, visit the HSU Training website at:

For more Active Shooter Preparedness resources, please click here.