One goal of the Police Department is to make you aware of crimes which may occur on campus. With this knowledge, and your active support, crime can be reduced. To assist in optimizing safety throughout UConn Health, we ask that all employees, students and those visiting our facilities to wear clearly visible identification badges at all times while at a UConn Health facility. We also ask that you report suspicious activities immediately to the Police Department.
UConn Health Crimes
The vast majority of crimes throughout UConn Health facilities are crimes of opportunity. Items commonly stolen are personal items that are left unattended. Awareness and taking preventative measures are major factors in reducing these types of crimes. Your willingness to secure your property and to report suspicious activities immediately to the Police Department will assist us in our endeavors to minimize this type of crime.
Many crimes occur because a citizen sees persons or possible criminal activities and fails to contact a law enforcement agency. You must be aware of your surroundings and develop a perception of what seems out of place or out of the ordinary. Please report all suspicious activities to the Police Department.
Crime Prevention Programs
Members of the Police Department routinely address crime prevention measures during new employee and new student orientations. We also give presentations on surviving an active assailant situation. Additionally, we will soon be providing Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) training to interested female employees and female students.
The Police Department partners with all entities of UConn Health to provide the safest possible environment for patient care, academic advancement and research progress. Participation in table top and practical exercises continues to be integral in ensuring UConn Health will be prepared to successfully meet potential emergencies. We urge everyone participating in emergency preparedness exercises to take their roles seriously to ensure optimal performance in an actual emergency situation.