and Emergency Preparedness
At Central Connecticut State
University campus safety is one of our paramount
concerns. The University Police Department and
other administrative offices regularly
participate in emergency preparedness training
drills and continually seek new and more
effective ways to meet potential campus crises.
In light of the horrific tragedies at Virginia
Tech and, more recently, at Northern Illinois
University, this page presents information about the
University's preparedness to respond to such incidents.
University also offers students, faculty, and
staff access to the services of the Counseling &
Wellness Center, the Employee Assistance
Program, Campus Ministries, and guidance on
workplace violence. For more information,
please visit these websites:
Counseling and Wellness
University Health Service
PUBLIC SAFETY RESPONSE INFORMATION
- We have over 200
surveillance cameras on the campus.
- We have the
capability to make email notices to the entire campus community
and are exploring technologies that will
expand our notification capabilities.
- We are working to
develop a campus-wide speaker announcement
system (Library and Student Center are first
to have been installed).
- We have a full time
PD staff of 23 sworn officers.
- The command staff
of the police department are all veteran officers.
- All officers have
received Active Shooter training and we have
acquired appropriate weaponry.
- We have an incident
- We have a threat
assessment team that evaluates issues
involving students or staff.
- We follow the
State's Zero Tolerance Policy for workplace
violence and weapons on State property.
- Key personnel have
had crisis management training.
- We will begin
regular training for supervisory staff on
- Procedures are in
place to obtain whatever other police
assistance may be needed (municipal, state,
- We are working
aggressively to enhance our communication
- We will be working,
as we have in the past, with federal, local
and state law enforcement on a regular basis
to enhance their knowledge of our campus,
including appropriate SWAT team training
exercises with municipal and state officers.
- We will provide
refresher training for all faculty and staff
regarding how to deal with incidents of
violence or threat.
- We had a recent risk
assessment audit to which we are responding.
The risk consultant has recommended and we
are working on updating our building and
grounds drawings and putting them in
electronic format that can be used by
emergency response teams.
- We will be updating
all student and staff emergency contact
- We will be working
with the Counseling & Wellness Center
to address domestic mental health/stress
issues and to expand staffing.