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Citizen Police Academy Information

The University of Connecticut Police Department sponsors an annual Citizen Police Academy during the fall academic semester. The academy is held for approximately ten weeks (September through November). The purpose of this academy is to create better understanding and communication between the police department and the community through education.

UConn students, staff, faculty, and Town of Mansfield residents are eligible to apply. The academy is open to a limited number of people who will be selected after a background screening is conducted, which may include a criminal history check, personal reference check, and interview.

Classes are held Tuesday nights from 6:00 P.M. through 9:00 P.M. at the UConn Police Department located at 126 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT. The instructors for the academy are Police Officers who specialize in the field in which they instruct.

Each night, class may consist of several subjects. The courses are designed to move quickly and be informative as well as interesting. Several courses will consist of practical, hands on training. A ride-a-long with an UConn Police Officer while on duty will be available during the program. Some of the topics to be discussed include motor vehicle law, DUI law, narcotics, patrol procedures, K-9 demonstration, crime scene forensics, critical incident management, use of force, and firearms safety.

For more information please contact Master Sergeant Gary Andruskiewicz at 486-4800 or by e-mail at

Check back for further information on how to apply.