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 and Tier II 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. It is also important because the department serves 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."

Learn more about the Clery Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.


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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Report It!

Report It!

Anonymous reporting options for crime, behavioral intervention, bias incident or other reports.

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Orange Campus

Satellite Campus Public Safety

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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Fire Safety

Fire Safety and Office of Fire Marshal

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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Environmental Health

Environmental Health and Safety

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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Parking rules and required permit information for students, faculty, staff, and visitors on campus.

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Shuttles and Transportation

The University of New Haven offers a variety of safe and reliable transportation options that allow students to explore the Greater New Haven and West Haven areas.

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LiveSafe App

LiveSafe App

With the LiveSafe app, you have a fast and direct connection to the University of New Haven Police Department, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

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