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Recruitment Team Officers


Officer Eric Bard

In 2005 Officer Bard began his career as a UConn Police officer. Officer Bard is currently assigned to the Patrol division where he is a trained C.I.T. Crisis Intervention Team Officer, a Field Training Officer, a women’s and men’s self-defense instructor, a bike officer and a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. Officer Bard works very closely with UConn’s Staff and Students and has found the professional relationships he has created through the years have been invaluable to many of the cases he has investigated.

Sergeant Matt Zadrowski has been a member of the UConn Police Department since March of 2008. Along with being a Field Training Officer (FTO), Sergeant Zadrowski is also a member of the UCPD’s Honor Guard. Before being hired at the UCPD, Sergeant Zadrowski attended UConn as an undergraduate, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Sergeant Zadrowski is an avid sports (Yankees/Cowboys/Huskies) fan and enjoys camping and the outdoors.

Officer Bennett graduated from Mitchell College in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He began state service with the Department of Correction in 2004 where he was assigned to York Correctional Institution. While working for the Department of Correction, Officer Bennett was a Behavior Management Instructor and a member of the Correctional Emergency Response Team. In 2008, he began his career with the UConn Police assigned to the Storrs Campus. In 2010 Officer Bennett transferred to the Avery Point Campus to be closer to home. In addition to being on the recruitment team, Officer Bennett is a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Instructor, a Cooper Physical Fitness test monitor, and a bike officer. In his spare time, he enjoys all travelling and exercise.

Officer Ryan Brown began his career with the University of Connecticut in 2007. Prior to beginning his career with the UConn Police Department Officer Brown served in the United States Army from 2003-2006 as a M1A1 Armor Crewman. During his time in the United States Army Officer Brown served with the Second Infantry division in the Republic of Korea and with the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom ultimately achieving the rank of Corporal. Officer Brown also served as an Infantryman with the 102nd Infantry Regiment in the Connecticut National Guard from 2007-2008. After completing the POSTC academy and UConn Police Department Field Training Program Officer Brown furthered his career by completing his Associate degree at Manchester Community College in the field of Criminal Justice. In 2009 Officer Brown attended the Connecticut State Police “Police Motorcycle Officer operator course” and the “International Police Mountain Bike Association operator course.” In 2012 Officer Brown attended the Smith & Wesson academy police firearms instructor course in Springfield Massachusetts and the Sig-Sauer pistol armorer course in Epping, New Hampshire. Officer Brown assists in ensuring all UConn Police patrol vehicles are maintained and in proper working order including the Mobile command Center, ATV and fleet of Harley Davidson and BMW motorcycles. Officer Brown currently works on second shift in the UConn Police Department patrol division and also as a UConn Police Department firearms instructor and field training officer.

In 2002, Officer Kurt Hoffler started his Police career at the Connecticut Juvenile Training Center where he had the opportunity to be a mentor to troubled youth. In 2004 Officer Hoffler joined the UConn Police Department where he worked at the Waterbury Substation. Currently Officer Hoffler works at the Hartford substation. Officer Hoffler enjoys sports, traveling, audio engineering and being active in his local church.


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