UW Police

UWPD Announce Celebration of Life Ceremony for Director Del Hazeley

October 27, 2017
Contact: Major Steve Rittereiser
PIO University of Washington Police
email: ritters@uw.edu phone: 206.221.1967

Seattle, WA – The University of Washington Police Department has announced that there will be a Celebration of Life ceremony for Director Del Hazeley on Monday, November 6, 2017 at the Don James Center, located on the North side of Husky Stadium, at 3800 Montlake Blvd. on the University of Washington Campus. The service will be open to the public, with doors open at 12:00 p.m. and the ceremony beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Parking will be available in the SE corner of E18 parking lot near the Husky Ballpark. UWPD personnel will be available at parking lot gates to provide assistance and direction to those driving to the ceremony. Additionally, ongoing shuttles from UWPD to the Don James Center will be available from 1200 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

The following information was released Tuesday, October 17th:

Seattle, WA – It is with a heavy heart the University of Washington Police Department announces the passing of our Director of Strategy and Organizational Excellence Del Hazeley. Director Hazeley, 30, unexpectedly passed away on Monday, Oct. 16th. He is survived by his loving wife, two brothers, mother and father.

Del has been a valued member of the Department since 2012 when he was hired as the Assistant Technical Services Manager. He was quickly promoted to Information Technology Manager. Del was an integral part of the UWPD team, ensuring the planning, technology implementation, and transition to a new police building was successful. In October of 2016 he was again promoted to Director of Strategy and Organizational Excellence. As a civilian member of the department’s executive leadership team, Del leveraged his departmental experience to define the strategic direction of the UW Police Department. Director Hazeley received his undergraduate degree from Penn State University and his Master of Science in Information Management, Information Science from the University of Washington.

“Del was a beloved team member of the Department,” said Chief John Vinson. “Although he was a civilian member of a law enforcement agency, he was dedicated to finding ways to reduce crime for our community. He quickly became the model for professionalism and integrity in our workplace, striving to make a difference in our community at every opportunity. His humor, composure in stressful situations, and leadership will be greatly missed by all in the department.”

As a friend to all he met, he was respected not just by his colleagues at UWPD, but by the larger University of Washington community.