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  • Citizen Police Academy

    The University of Connecticut Police Department sponsors an annual Citizen Police Academy during the fall academic semester.  The academy is held for approximately six weeks (October - November from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM on Tuesday nights). 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 and we encourage those interested to apply as soon as possible.

    The instructors for the academy are Police Officers who specialize in the field in which they instruct.  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. 

    Covid-19: Due to the current pandemic, The UConn Police Departments interest in the health and safety of our community is our upmost priority.  The Citizen's Police Academy program and lesson plans have been modified to adhere to current guidelines, policies, and procedures relating to Covid-19.  The UConn Police Department will continuously evaluate the current situation and evaluate the ability to provide this program safely to our community. 

    To register, visit our website https://publicsafety.uconn.edu/CitizenPoliceAcademy or for more information please contact Lieutenant Mark Bouthillier at 486-4800 or by e-mail at mark.bouthillier@uconn.edu.  

    For more information, contact: Mark Bouthillier at mark.bouthillier@uconn.edu

If you have any questions, please contact Honors Programming and Events at 860-486-1616.