Secure and Safe Campus Community

The University’s host city of West Haven has been ranked among the safest College towns in the United States. The University’s sworn police force provides protection 24 hours a day.

Dedicated to Serve and Protect

The University of New Haven Police Department is the first at a private college or university in the state to earn Tier I accreditation from the State of Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council. Only one-third of the police departments in Connecticut are accredited.

“Accreditation reassures students, their families, faculty, and staff of the high quality of the department,” said Chief of Police Tracy Mooney, ’08 M.S. “It is also important because our department needs to serve as a model for students at the University's distinguished Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.”

Accredited law enforcement agencies demonstrate excellence in management and service delivery, and earning this distinction is a testament to the department’s leadership and all of the University’s dedicated officers, who work tirelessly to keep our campus community safe.

Among the Safest College Towns in America

Safewise, an authority on home security and safety that is known for its Safest Cities reports, included West Haven in its 2017 list of the safest college towns in the United States.

“The brilliant fall foliage may attract flocks of students to the University of New Haven, but the quality of life and the safe city streets make them want to stay,” wrote SafeWise in its review. “West Haven was settled in 1648 and is home to multiple buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Preserving its heritage and protecting its citizens are equally important to this historic college town.”

The University of New Haven Department of Public Safety continually strives for excellence in the execution and delivery of our public safety services.

Motivated by the standards and principles of the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences we are inspired to provide consistent and contemporary law enforcement and public safety services.

This website enables us to increase our accessibility to the University community we serve and to all who may be interested in learning more about our departments and the comprehensive services we provide. I encourage you to take the time to explore all areas of the site and to contact us with any questions or comments you may have.

Sincerely,

Ronald M. Quagliani
Associate Vice President of Public Safety & Administrative Services

(203) 932-7147
RQuagliani@newhaven.edu

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University Police

The University of New Haven Police Department provides full-service police protection to the West Haven campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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The University of New Haven's Security Department enhances and preserves a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, and staff studying and working at our campuses around the state, the country, and the world.

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The Director of Safety and Training, in partnership with the campus community, sponsors programs, policies and procedures that promote an understanding of safety as it relates to the well-being of the community, both on and off campus.

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The Department of Public Safety employs a comprehensive Environmental Health and Safety program that is responsible for maintaining and enforcing consistent standards of program quality and safety throughout all University of New Haven campuses.

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Information on the Emergency Notification Stystem and the University of New Haven Emergency Response Guide.

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EmergenSeeU provides safety features to everyone at the University of New Haven via a smart phone or tablet. Just download the app on iTunes or Google Play and stay tuned into your campus. Click here for instructions.

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CrisisManager provides our students, faculty, and staff instant access to emergency instructions and plans at their fingertips when they need them most. Please take the time and download this app today. Click here for instructions.

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