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University Police

Article ID: 288
Last updated: 23 Aug, 2023

Chief Stephen K. Tavares, Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety

414 High Street     
Non-Emergency, (860) 465-5310
Emergency, 911
Confidential Hotline, (860) 465-0242    


University police officers are state-certified, with the same authority and powers of arrest as local and state police. They are required by law to maintain their state certification through training courses that ensure the professional integrity of the department. 

The University Police Department works in a proactive fashion to create a safe and secure environment in which all members of the Eastern community can live, learn, and work. We strive to do this important work in a friendly and cooperative manner. 

For the safety and convenience of our students and staff, there are over 70 emergency phones on campus that connect directly to the University Police Department. A walking escort service LiveSafe Apphttps://www.easternct.edu/police/livesafe.html is available, as well as a shuttle bus service, which can also accommodate students with disabilities.

Eastern has a community policing philosophy toward campus safety. This means we view ourselves as part of the community, and we take a service-oriented approach to police work. We are proud of our community officers who provide unique programs, instruction, and training, as well as a friendly liaison to the Police Department. Parking permits, crime-prevention pamphlets, and other valuable safety information are available at your request. 

In accordance with section 10a-55a of the Connecticut General Statutes, a Uniform Campus Crime and Fire Safety Report is published annually and is available online at the University Police Department's webpage: https://www.easternct.edu/police/_documents/2022uniformcampuscrimeandfiresafetyreport.pdf.

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