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The University’s Department of Public Safety brings decades of experience and a deep sense of purpose, conviction, and commitment to ensuring the safety of the University community.
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.
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."