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Keith Brittain Named Interim Chief of the UA Police Department

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University of Arizona Police Department

Subject: Keith Brittain Named Interim Chief of the UA Police Department

Date: December 17, 2013

Keith Brittain, a commander in the University of Arizona Police Department (UAPD), has been appointed interim chief of UAPD.

Brittain began working part-time at UAPD in 1989 as a student. He started out as a community service officer and became a full-time police dispatcher in 1991.

After graduating from the UA with a bachelor's degree in secondary education in 1992, Brittain attended the Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy and became a certified police officer in 1993.

He was promoted to corporal, then sergeant, then lieutenant, and in March he was appointed commander.

Throughout his career, Brittain has served as a field training officer, bicycle patrol officer, firearms instructor (pistol and rifle), TASER instructor, armorer, and general instructor and training coordinator for the department.

He is now the department's operations support commander and works to assist the uniformed Field Operations Division through oversight of the Dispatch Center, Property and Evidence, Records, Traffic Unit, Training, Crime Prevention/PIO, Special Events and Accreditation.

A search is currently underway for a permanent chief of police.

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