University of Connecticut - Uniform Campus Crime Report
In accordance with Connecticut and federal law, each Institution of higher education, is required to annually prepare a Campus Crime Report, consistent with the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting System (UCR). The report is to reflect the crime statistic on the property of the university/college for the proceeding three years.
Verified Offenses Reported to UConn Police
|Motor Vehicle Theft||0||0||1||N/A||0/0/0||0/0/1||0/0/0||0/0/0|
|National Origin Bias||0||0||0||N/A||0/0/0||0/0/0||0/0/0||0/0/0|
|Sexual Orientation Bias||0||0||0||N/A||0/0/0||0/0/0||0/0/0||0/0/0|
|Driving While Intoxicated||0(arrests)||0(arrests)||0(arrests)||N/A||0/0/0||0/0/0||0/0/0||0/0/0|
|* reported to other campus officials |
Note: As the FBI, in its own crime report, notes: Caution should be exercised in making any inter-campus comparisons of schools, as University/ college crime statistics are affected by a variety of factors. These include: demographic characteristics of the surrounding community ratio of male to female students, numbers of on campus residents, accessibility of outside visitors, and size enrollment.
The University of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut at Avery Point is committed to providing the safest possible environment for all members of the community. To that end, we employ the most modern, effective measures and equipment available today. Our police force is well educated, professionally trained, and equipped properly for providing protection and service to the campus.
Telephones are located throughout the campus for direct contact with the police department, in addition to a direct 9-1-1 emergency call system for police, fire, and medical services. The police patrol on foot and in both marked and unmarked police vehicles. An escort program is available to assist students in moving about the campus, when requested.
In short, our program, methods, personnel and equipment are constantly being reviewed and updated to meet our responsibility: the students, staff, faculty, and visitors at the University of Connecticut.
The University of Connecticut has, since the inception of nationwide reporting of crime statistics (UCR), always made that information available to the public. Now, in accordance with Connecticut's Campus Safety Act. Conn. General Statute 10a-55, every institution of higher education is required to annually prepare a Uniform Campus Crime Report (UCCR) concerning crimes committed on campus in the three preceding calendar years. The university/college shall notify all prospective students and new employees at the time of hire, and all students and employees annually at the beginning of each academic year of availability of the Uniform Campus Crime Report and, upon request, provide it to any such applicant, employee, or student. In addition, each institution must maintain information concerning current campus safety policies and procedures. Each prospective student or new employee is to be notified of the availability of this information and, upon request, be provided with it. At the beginning of each academic year this information is also to be provided to each continuing student and employee.
This UCCR report is prepared annually by the University's Police Department and reflects the crime statistics for the last year as reported to the Connecticut Department of Public Safety, and the FBI's Uniform Crime Report system (UCR). The University of Connecticut Police Department is an active participant in the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting system, and has been since the early 1970's. All crime data and police activity is regularly forwarded to the University Police at Storrs, and done so on an immediate basis when warranted.
University of Connecticut at Avery Point
The University of Connecticut at Avery Point is located on the Connecticut shoreline, in the city of Groton, at the mouth of the Thames River. It is an open campus, situated on 72 acres of land, containing 28 buildings, 13 parking lots facilitating approximately 1,650 vehicles. It is a commuter campus with no residence halls. In addition to University of Connecticut students, faculty, and staff, the University leases building, office, and parking space to several other community and government agencies such as: the United States Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Rensselaer at Hartford, Connecticut Small Business Association, Project Oceanology, Southeast Area Technology Development Center, Inc. (SEATECH), Long Island Sound Resource Center, and the New England Humanities Foundation. The University has approximately 170 employees at the Avery Point Campus.
University of Connecticut Police Department
The University of Connecticut Police Department at Avery Point under the administrationof a University Police Sergeant, whose direct reporting supervisor is a Captain at the Storrs campus, is charged with a number of critical areas of responsibility relating to safety and security on campus for its student body, employees, and visitors. The Police Department is established pursuant to Section-10a-142 of the Connecticut General Statues as an "organized police department" with the same authority and r esponsibilities as any municipal police department within the State of Connecticut. Its complement of sworn officers are all state employees and graduates of the Municipal Police Training Academy. Beyond the academy each member of the department undergoes required annual in-servicetraining, as mandated by Connecticut statues, to maintain and upgrade their skills as police officers. The University's Police Department works closely with the State Police and various Federal agencies and local police departments throughout the state.
The University Police, on duty 24 hours a day, year round, conduct highly visible vehicle and foot patrols and are responsible for enforcing the laws of the State of Connecticut, both criminal and motor vehicle. The University Police Department is committed to community outreach programs provided by the Police Department at the Storrs campus and made available to the Avery Point campus. Examples of these programs are: alcohol awareness, sexual assault prevention, personal and property safety, and traffic safety/DWI. The Police Department periodically publishes brochures on various personal safety and crime prevention issues. Copies of these are available on request either at the Police Department, or by calling 405-9088.
Reporting of Crimes or Emergencies
The University has a direct 9-1-1 emergency telephone line to the Groton Emergency Dispatch Center. In the event you witness a crime in progress, fire, or the need for emergency medical services, emergency help - police, fire, or medical- will be immediately dispatched. If you are a victim of a crime or you have witnessed a crime, but there is no immediate danger or emergency, call the University Police at 405-9088, report what happened and a police officer will follow up on your complaint.
If you would like to report a crime but do not wish to reveal your identity, UCPD offers an anonymous hotline that allows you to leave specific information about a crime while ensuring your confidentiality: (860) 486-4444.
Individual Safety Responsibilities
Individual awareness, cooperation and involvement are critical to the success of any campus safety program. Everyone must assume responsibility for their own personal safety and the security of their personal belongings by taking some simple, common sense precautions. For example, do not jog alone at night, and when walking at night, walk with someone and only in well-lighted areas. When in doubt, call the Police Department to arrange for a walking escort by a police officer.
Other precautions to be taken into consideration are: do not stay alone in academic buildings late at night whenever possible, and valuables should not be left unattended in the library, gym, hallways, classrooms, offices, or the cafeteria dining room.
Alcoholic Beverages and Controlled Substances
Those who use alcoholic beverages or sponsor events involving alcohol are obliged to understand state laws and university regulations, and are fully responsible for their actions. In general, use or possession of alcoholic beverages by any person under the age of 21 is prohibited by state law. For the full policy, see University of Connecticut Alcoholic Beverage Policy.
State law prohibits manufacture, distribution, sale, use, offer for sale, or possession of drug paraphernalia or of any illegal drug or narcotic including barbiturates, hallucinogens, amphetamines, cocaine, opium, heroin, marijuana, or any other substance not chemically distinguishable from them except as authorizedby medical prescription. (See Student Conduct Code for the University policy).
Weapons on Campus
Possession and/or use of firearms, fireworks, dangerous weapons and hazardous chemicals are strictly prohibited and in many cases violate state law. This applies to students and employees except where authorized to handle weapons or chemicals. (See Student Conduct Code and General Rules of Conduct for Employees, as published by Labor Relations.
Incidents of Sexual Harassment
Incidents of sexual harassment, in which the alleged perpetrator is a student, should be reported to the Office of the Assistant Dean of Students (405-9021). All other incidents of sexual harassment should be reported to the Office of Affirmative Action Programs (486-2943). All victims of sexual harassment under the Student Conduct Code are entitled to be present at all proceedings, and to know the outcome of the case. All other victims of sexual harassment are entitled to know the outcome of the investigation conducted by the Office of Affirmative Action Programs.The University of Connecticut's statement of policy on sexual harassment is contained in the President's Policy on Harassment.
Sexual harassment is defined as any unsolicited and unwanted sexual advance, or any other conduct of a sexual nature whereby (a) submission to these actions is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment, performance appraisal, or evaluation of academic performance; or (b) these actions have the effect of interfering with an individual's performance or create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.
Examples of sexual harassment in the work place may include all activities that attempt to extort sexual favors, inappropriate touching, suggestive comments, and public display of pornographic or suggestive calendars, posters, or signs. All forms of sexual harassment and discrimination are considered serious offenses by the University. Such behavior is particularly offensive when power relationships are involved.
The University of Connecticut offers a wide range of programs and support ervices dedicated to the prevention of sexual assault and in aiding the victim.
The Women's Center and Health Services on the Storrs campus offer programs and printed material to aid students.
Students and all members of the university community can report sexual assaults to the University Police via 911 or 405-9088.
If a sexual assault occurs, you should seek medical attention and notify the police. The police are on duty 24 hours a day and can aid in finding additional services.
Off campus offenses should be reported to the local police and a local Rape Crisis Center can be contacted for additional services.
UCPD provides crime information and trends to the campus community through email networks, the UCPD and other web pages, campus partners, postings and direct distribution of flyers and bulletins. Depending on the nature of the crime and the threat to the community, some or all of these methods are used to ensure the campus is appropriately alerted to the threat in a timely fashion and has information to prevent victimization.
Sex Offender Notice
The State of Connecticut requires sex offenders to register with the police in the jurisdiction in which they reside. The State makes this information available to law enforcement agencies. This information for the UConn Community is available by contacting the State Police Sex Offender Registry Unit at P.O. Box 2794, Middletown, CT 06457 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
All of us, by working together, can help to ensure that we have a safe campus and community. If you have any questions please call 405-9088 for assistance.
Finally, if you observe suspicious persons or activities anywhere on campus report it to the University Police. Also, in moving about campus, should you observe unsafe or dangerous conditions do not hesitate to report them to the University Police to initiate corrective action.