The University of New Haven Police Department provides full-service police protection 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The department is comprised of 14 sworn positions, and all officers have been fully trained through the State of Connecticut Police Officers Standards and Training Council Academy and have full arrest powers. Police authority is granted by state statute through the Mayor of the city of West Haven. Officers patrol campus in marked police cruisers, on foot, on mountain bicycles, and by golf cart. We encourage all officers to "reach out" to students and create opportunities for casual dialogue. Additionally, four certified dispatchers staff the office to handle radio and telephone communications and assist the many students and staff who visit the department.
Although police authority is granted through the city of West Haven, the University of New Haven Police Department is a law enforcement agency separate from city government. A close working relationship exists with the West Haven Police Department as well as other local police agencies and the Connecticut State Police Department.