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Criminology & Criminal Justice


Contact Information

Vance Academic Center, Room 208
860.832.3014 (Fax)

Jessica Lloyd
RVAC, Room 208

Jennifer Hedlund, PhD 
RVAC, Room 208-600

Steven Block, PhD
Undergraduate Director
RVAC, Room 208-300

Eugena Givens, PhD
Internship Director
RVAC, Room 409

Reginald Simmons, PhD
Graduate Director
RVAC, Room 208-100


New Britain PD College Police Academy

The College Police Academy is an externship program that allows students to learn about the police profession while embedded within a police agency. This experiential learning and professional development opportunity is offered to undergraduate Criminology majors.

Students will be exposed to the department’s organization and rank structure, operational logistics and strategies, the generalist and specialist duties of sworn and civilian personnel, the application of law and administrative procedure, and community engagement.

Moreover, students will be familiarized with recruitment and training standards. The academy provides students with an early opportunity to explore the career track, and the host agency has the potential to enhance its visibility in terms of recruitment. Typical programming requires a 4-week commitment. Students will be required to travel to the host agency approximately twice each week. Meeting times are approximately three hours.

This is a great opportunity to build your resume and get exposure to the field!

To apply: complete the application form below. If approved, you will receive a registration link from Dr. Dlugolenski,


CRM230 (completed with a C- or higher average) and a cumulative GPA that is greater than or equal to 2.0. Programming may be subject to change based on scheduling needs. The schedule will be finalized before the application period opens.

Summer 2022 Program (capacity at 25):

Host Agency: New Britain Police Department
Dates: July 5th through August 7th 
Days of Week: Tuesday and Thursday
Times: 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Parking: Parking Garage at 35 Bank Street (free after 4 pm)
*Bring food for dinner    

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