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Career Development


The UConn Police Department believes that one of the most critical aspects of providing our services to our community is a strong, dedicated workforce. Officers at the UCPD can fill a variety of different roles and can receive specialized training to enhance their careers. Officers perform a vast array of roles including:

  • Patrol
  • Detective Bureau
  • Special Victims Unit
  • Capital Region Emergency Services Team
  • K-9 Officers
  • Motorcycle units
  • Bicycle units
  • Self-defense instructors
  • Community Outreach Unit
  • Honor Guard
  • Undercover investigations
  • Dignitary protection details
  • Special Victims Unit
  • Computer forensics investigations
  • Regional and statewide taskforce assignments

In addition to specialized training and assignments, the UConn Police Department offers promotional opportunities for specialized detective assignments and all levels of supervisory rank. The sworn rank structure at the UConn Police Department is represented by:

  • Chief of Police
  • Deputy Chief of Police
  • Captain
  • Lieutenant
  • Master Sergeant
  • Sergeant
  • Detective
  • Officer

Join the UConn Police Department and you too can enjoy high levels of training, specialty assignments and duties, and promotional opportunities.