UA taps veteran cop as new police chief
A 34-year veteran of the University of Arizona Police Department, Brian Seastone, has been chosen as chief, the UA announced Monday.
Seastone was selected after a national search led by Athletic Director Greg Byrne. He succeeds Anthony Daykin, who announced his retirement last year. Cmdr. Keith Brittain has served as interim chief since December and will return to his position as the department's operations support commander, a news release from the university said.
"Brian Seastone has worked for many years to keep our campus community safe, and his admirable dedication and experience made him an ideal choice for chief of police," said UA President Ann Weaver Hart in the release.
Seastone's appointment was effective March 1.
The new chief joined UAPD in 1980 as a field operations officer. His last assignment was as manager of emergency preparedness.