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SafeWise deems Willimantic, CT, home of Eastern Connecticut State University, the #21 safest college town in the United States

Willimantic ranked in top 25 safest college towns in America
SafeWise ranking is highest in Connecticut

Willimantic, CT, home of Eastern Connecticut State University, is ranked the #21 safest college town in the United States by In a report issued on Nov. 9, SafeWise evaluated colleges...

Posted on November 19, 2021 by Ed Osborn

Police Chief Stephen Tavares ’96

Stephen Tavares sworn in as Eastern’s police chief

Stephen Tavares ’96 was sworn in as Eastern Connecticut State University’s chief of police and director of public safety on Aug. 27. The swearing-in ceremony took place in the Betty R....

Posted on September 01, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Torch Run

Campus Briefs

See the graduates of the class of 2021; Eastern named a 2021–22 'College of Distinction; SOAR welcomes Class of 2025: Murdoch honored as faculty mentor by QUBES; Police departments runs...

Posted on July 14, 2021

Tip a Cop

Tip-A-Cop Raises $1,650 for Special Olympics

The Eastern Connecticut State University police department joined the Willimantic and Middletown police departments for the sixth annual Tip-A-Cop on July 25 at Amici Italian Grill in Middletown....

Posted on August 07, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Citizen’s Police Academy Exposes Eastern to World of Policing

Eastern Connecticut State University students and staff recently expanded their law enforcement knowledge through an extensive program offered by the Willimantic Police Department (WPD). Eight...

Posted on December 13, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern’s Police Department Named Among Top 25 in Nation

The Department of Public Safety at Eastern Connecticut State University has been named one of the top 25 college and university police departments in the United States for its efforts to improve...

Posted on November 08, 2018 by Ed Osborn

New Program Forges Pathway from Police Academy to Eastern

New this fall semester, graduates of the Connecticut Police Academy may now enroll at Eastern Connecticut State University with 12 credits applied toward a criminology degree or other major....

Posted on October 15, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Police on Community Relations

The contentious discussion of police brutality that has dominated American conversation in recent years has not been overlooked by the police department at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Posted on October 12, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Teams Up With Middletown Police Department to Support Special Olympics

On May 28, officers from Eastern Connecticut State University and the Middletown Police Department partnered for the Third Annual Tip-A-Cop event at Amici’s Restaurant in Middletown.

Posted on June 02, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Student Achievements STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS MONTHLY ARCHIVES: MAY 2015 Bolton Girl Scouts Tour Eastern’s Police Department

A group of Girl Scout Juniors and Daisy Scouts from Bolton visited Eastern Connecticut State University for a tour of the Police Department on May 15.

Posted on May 18, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern and Middletown Police Departments Raise Money for Special Olympics

On May 28, members of Eastern Connecticut State University’s Police Department will take off their badges and join Middletown’s Police Department to serve customers at the Amici...

Posted on May 08, 2015 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Participates in Willimantic Citizens Police Academy

From Feb. 18 to April 29, the Willimantic Police Department hosted an 11-week program where members of the local community were given the opportunity to learn about the department and routine...

Posted on April 20, 2015 by Ryan King