Internships / Employment


Students interested in a career in law enforcement are encouraged to apply for an internship at the University Police Department. This opportunity is restricted to students in their final years of school. This is a 3-credit program and can be arranged through the education department.
The Police Department internship affords an opportunity to gain insight on the day-to-day activities of an active Police Department. Experiences will range from administrative duties to patrol assignments. Information on the program can be obtained by calling the Lieutenant of Operations at the Police Department, Ext. 55310.

Student Safety Patrol
As part of the ECSU Police Department’s commitment to the safety of our community, a Student Patrol program is available. Working in conjunction with Police Officers and the Shuttle Bus drivers, the Student Patrol employees escort individuals to and from any location on campus.

Student Patrol Escort Service personnel are responsible for escorting students to and from locations on campus in a safe and pleasant manner. While escorting and between assignments, they will walk in an alert, observant manner to facilitate detection of unsafe and/or suspicious conditions. This would include anything that they would believe to be a threat to the safety of the University community. Student Patrol personnel are obligated to report any of these conditions to the University Police for corrective action/attention.

Activities also include assigned building and/or parking lot security checks. Student Patrol may be assigned secondary security responsibilities, not including any enforcement action.

Student Patrol personnel will be readily identifiable to the general public by wearing department issue ID and SP uniforms as designated by the Department and will respect the privacy/confidentilality of others.

The Law Enforcement Council (LEC), on behalf of the following police departments, will provide continuous entry level testing to interested candidates.

Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Lyme, Groton City, Groton Long Point, Groton Town, Ledyard, Mansfield, Mashantucket, Mohegan, Montville, New London, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Plainfield, Putnam, Stonington, Waterford, Westbrook, and Willimantic.

To apply, send a business sized, self addressed, stamped envelope to:
The Law Enforcement Council
401 W. Thames St., Unit 2401
Norwich, CT 06360.

Applicants will be scheduled and notified when and where the written
examination will be given.