UConn Police Department

Chief Gerald Lewis
Address 126 North Eagleville Road
Storrs CT 06269
Phone 860-486-4810
Website http://police.uconn.edu/

UConn Police. Protecting Connecticut’s Future.

A career with UConn Police is multi-dimensional, challenging, and an opportunity to serve a unique community. We are looking for open minded individuals who are willing to lead the way of 21st Century policing. We offer a positive and invigorating work environment, in which building community relationships are a priority. We hope you will consider if you are a right fit for our department and community.

About Our Department

The University of Connecticut Police Department (UCPD) is an internationally accredited law enforcement agency and fully functional police agency with the same statutory authority as any municipal police department in the State of Connecticut.

The UCPD is responsible for, and its primary mission is, the protection of lives and property at the University of Connecticut and all adjacent areas within the jurisdiction of the UConn Police Department. This includes the main campus in Storrs, CT, and regional campuses located throughout the state in Farmington (UConn Health), Stamford, Groton (Avery Point), Waterbury, and Hartford (Downtown and Law School).

The UCPD currently has 95 sworn police officers of all ranks, about half of which are assigned to UConn Police Headquarters on the main campus in Storrs, with the remainder assigned to the regional campuses. All police officers are trained at all locations and have opportunities to work throughout the state.

The majority of UConn Police Officers are assigned to the Patrol Division, which requires officers to learn all aspects of policing and harness their law enforcement skills to protect and serve the university community. The UCPD offer opportunities and special assignments such as K-9 handler, Motorcycle Officer, Federal/State Taskforces, and Mountain Bike/ ATV Patrol.  In addition to promotional opportunities, Officers can be assigned to the Detective Division, Training Division, Professional Standards, and Community Policing. 

As Connecticut’s flagship university, the University of Connecticut has increased its footprint across the State of Connecticut.  Officers have the ability to work at all campuses which are each unique in their size, geography, and diverse populations.  UConn Police officers are at the forefront of safety and security at all of UConn’s campuses.  Officers are critical in the successful management and safety of NCAA events, entertainment venues, and high profile speaking engagements, as well as the day-to-day operations of each campus. 

In order to meet and exceed the standards and goals of the department, the people who make up the UCPD must possess a unique set of professional skills and talents.  UCPD officers receive extensive training in areas critical to being a leading example of 21st Century university policing.

About Our Community 

The University of Connecticut ranks among the top public universities in the nation.  The University of Connecticut has a total enrollment of approximately 32,000 students and a faculty base of approximately 10,000 full and part time faculty. The community that the UCPD serves is diverse in all facets.  No single campus defines the university, but rather the diversity of all of its campuses.  UConn Police Officers interact with a worldwide population and must be prepared to meet all of its needs. 

Our Mission

The University of Connecticut Police Department pledges to protect and serve by safeguarding the future of our community through education, understanding, and mutual respect.

Our Values


We place a high priority and value on honesty and ethical behavior.


In the performance of our duties we consistently and unconditionally perform at the highest level, demonstrating and teaching our strengths while recognizing and improving any weakness.


When serving our community our work is a source of personal satisfaction.   

Our Vision

With recognition that the quality of life of our community begins with public safety and our dedication to our core values; we will continually invest in our department members while we evolve to provide the highest level of service that our community deserves.

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