University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Safer communities through education. Stronger bonds through cooperation.

Community Outreach Unit


The UConn Police Department has extensive community educational opportunities through educational programming, internships and practicum experiences, our Citizens’ Police Academy, informational campaigns and publications, and our Safety Techniques and Awareness Resource Team (S.T.A.R.T.).


Community Outreach Educational Programming


We believe that our first duty is to work with our community to make a safer place in which to learn, work, play, and live. We offer a wide variety of community educational courses and can even craft a custom educational experience for you and your group. Please visit the page for each program to learn more and request a class.

  • Citizen’s Police Academy
  • Safety On Campus
  • First Year Experience Classes
  • New Student Orientations
  • International Student Orientation
  • Workplace Violence Reduction Program
  • Workplace Safety
  • Alcohol Drug Awareness & DUI Laws
  • Responding to an Active Threat
  • Custom Programming
  • Women’s Self Defense
  • Men’s Self-Defense
  • START a Conversation — Intervention Strategies for a Safer Community
  • Effective Interpersonal Communication
  • Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Reduction
  • START Change…

More information on each of these programs can be found on the Education and Crimes Prevention Page.


Safety Techniques and Awareness Resource Team (S.T.A.R.T.)


The Safety Techniques and Awareness Resource Team focuses our educational and prevention efforts on programming aimed at reducing sexual, intimate partner, and domestic violence. We offer a variety of programming in women’s and men’s self-defense, sexual and relationship violence reduction, bystander awareness, effective interpersonal communication, and more. As with all of our police educational initiatives, our S.T.A.R.T. programming is offered in a safe, cooperative, and compassionate environment.

To help us START the Conversation, please visit our Safety Techniques and Awareness Resource Team page.

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