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The Eastern Police Department encourages the campus community prevent crimes from occurring rather than react to them after the fact. The goal of crime prevention is to eliminate or minimize criminal opportunities whenever possible and to encourage students, faculty, and employees to be responsible for both their own safety and the safety of others.

Campus Safety FAQ's

  • Active Shooter Incident



    Escape quickly if you can safely do so and encourage other to do the same.

    Securing the Area

    • Lock and barricade doors.
    • Turn off lights.
    • Close blinds.
    • Block windows.
    • Turn off radios and computer monitors.
    • Keep calm, quiet and out of sight.
    • Keep yourself out of sight and take adequate cover/protection, i.e. concrete walls, thick desks, filing cabinets (cover may protect you from bullets).
    • Silence cell phones.
    • Place signs in exterior windows to identify the location of injured persons.

    Un-Securing an Area:

    • Do NOT un-secure rooms until police authorization.
    • Remember, a shooter(s) may not stop until engaged by an outside force.
    • Attempts to rescue people should only be attempted if it can be accomplished without further endangering the persons inside a secured area.
    • Consider the safety of as many people as possible.
    • If in doubt , you should remain secured in your area until proper notification is issued.

    Contacting Authorities

    • Use Emergency 911
    • 860-465-5310 Police (non-emergency line)
    • (ECSU Police email)
      • Be aware that the 911 system will likely be overwhelmed. Program the ECSU Police main line (465-5310) into your cell phone for emergency use or consider e-mail. E-mail may be an option if you are unable to speak.
      • E-mail is monitored by police personnel.

    What to Report

    • Your specific location – building name and office/room number.
    • Number of people at your specific location.
    • Injuries- number injured types of injuries.
    • Assailant(s)- location, number of suspects, race/gender, clothing description, physical features, type of weapons (long gun or hand gun), backpack, shooter’s identity if known, separate explosions from gunfire, etc.

    Police Response

    • Objective is immediately to engage assailant(s).
    • Evacuate victims.
    • Facilitate follow up medical care, interviews, counseling.
    • Investigation.
  • This video is used with permission from the Florida State University Police Department. It was developed to provide guidance on how to respond to an “Active Shooter” situation. The Eastern Police Department encourages all community members to view this video to help mentally prepare for the unlikely, but alarming, possibility that they may someday need to “Run, Hide, Fight.”

  • Cybercrimes and fraudulent e-mail messages are a universal problem.

    The Eastern Police Department reminds all students, staff, and faculty to be cautious in providing any personal information to telephone or computer solicitors. Personal information such as social security numbers, dates of birth, bank account numbers, and credit card account numbers should never be provided to anyone whom you are not familiar with or of whose identity you are uncertain. Remember that your telephone number or email address may be readily available and should not be accepted as a point of legitimacy from unknown callers.

    If you have been the victim of a Cybercrime there is more information available to assist you at StaySafeOnline

    Courtesy of The Police and Information Technology Services Departments.

  • Eastern has a Drone Use Policy and requires an approved Flight Application before flying any unmanned aircraft on university property. Anyone planning to use a drone on campus should familiarize themselves with the policy and application requirements. Current policy and application are subject to an changes in FAA rules and regulations.
  • Dial 911 For All Emergencies… How to Text 911

    This Critical Incident Management Plan, Emergency Procedures Guide provides guidelines for university administrators, faculty, staff and students. While the guide does not cover every conceivable situation, it supplies the basic administrative guidelines necessary to cope with most campus emergencies.

    It is the policy of Eastern Connecticut State University to be prepared for any emergency and/or disaster. Emergency response personnel, equipment, and services of the University will be maintained in a state of readiness to save lives, prevent or minimize damage to property, and provide assistance to all people who are threatened or become victims of an emergency and/or disaster. These services shall be coordinated to the maximum extent possible within the Campus as well as comparable activities of local governments, the State of Connecticut, the federal government, and private agencies and organizations of every type. The Campus Incident Management Team shall determine the level and duration of the Campus’ commitment of resources. Campus emergency operations will be conducted within the framework of the university guidelines, and everyone should follow the operational procedures outlined here.

    All requests for procedural changes, suggestions, or recommendations should be submitted in writing to the Director of Public Safety for technical review. All changes recommended by the Director of Public Safety will be submitted in writing to the administration for evaluation and adoption. The Director of Public Safety is responsible for maintaining and updating this plan which is reviewed yearly to ensure the protocol can address campus security concerns.

    Evacuation Procedures

    Building Evacuation-Building evacuations will occur when an alarm sounds and/or upon notification by the University Police or building coordinator. When the building evacuation alarm sounds, leave by the nearest marked exit and alert others to do the same. Assist individuals with disabilities if you can. Direct individuals to Areas of Refuge if they cannot leave the building or have them remain in the class. Notify 1st Responders of the location of anyone left in the building. Individuals with disabilities should use 911 to report their location in an emergency. Go to designated areas as directed by University personnel. DO NOT RETURN TO THE BUILDING until authorized by the Police. Do not use elevators. Once outside, proceed to a clear area that is at least 500 feet away from the building. Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrant areas and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel. Do not return to an evacuated building unless told to do so by a university official. IMPORTANT: After any evacuation, report to a designated campus assembly point as directed by university officials.
    Campus Evacuation-Evacuation of all or part of the campus grounds will be announced by Public Safety.  All persons (students and staff) are to immediately vacate the site in question and relocate to another part of the campus grounds as directed.


  • General Safety Information

    How to Text 911

    For assistance, call 911 for emergencies.

    If you are a victim of a crime, report it immediately. A delay in reporting will hinder any investigation. If you witness a crime or have information regarding a crime, report it immediately. Information received by this department is confidential. Report anonymously on-line or call the anonymous hotline at (860) 465-0242.

    All members of the University community have a responsibility to themselves and to others to use due care for their safety and to comply with all local, state, and University regulations. The University prohibits employees and students or their guests from possessing or storing a firearm on campus. University Police are the only persons who are authorized to carry firearms on campus.
    For purposes of this policy, definitions contained in the Connecticut General Statutes pertaining to firearms will apply. These Statutes define “firearm” as follows:

    • “Firearm” means any sawed-off shotgun, machine gun, rifle, shotgun, pistol, revolver or other weapon, whether loaded or unloaded from which a shot may be discharged.

    Employees or others who have a concern about personal safety are encouraged to contact the Director of Public Safety ( or the Office of Human Resources (

    If you observe something to be a dangerous condition, report it promptly. You may be responsible for helping to prevent an injury. Remember–we must all be concerned with safety!


    • LOCK YOUR DOOR-even when you only plan to be away for a short time.
    • DO NOT loan, duplicate, or hide a key in your room or apartment. Report lost keys and FOBs to the University Police immediately.
    • DO NOT leave important or valuable personal belongings in plain view in your room or apartment. Be sure to keep these items locked in a secure location in your room or apartment.
    • If you live in a first floor room or apartment, do not leave items of value on the windowsill.
    • DO NOT prop doors open.
    • Contact the University Police should you have any questions or concerns. (phone numbers below)
    • Be careful what you post on your social network sites, especially personal information and details about your location.
    • Walk with a partner whenever you can.
    • Lock your car and keep valuables out of site.  Once in your car, LOCK IT!
    • Be aware of your surroundings.  Wearing earbuds, texting and other such activities can diminish your response to what is happening around you.  STAY ALERT!

    If you observe or hear something or someone suspicious, call the University Police at 5-5310. Get the best description you can of people and motor vehicles. You may be responsible for helping to prevent a crime. NEVER ALLOW SOMEONE ACCESS TO A RESIDENCE HALL THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW.

    In accordance with Connecticut State Law, statistics on campus crime are available upon request at the University Police Department or by viewing the Uniform Campus Crime Report online.

    All users of the campus parking facilities must register their vehicle with the Police Department and must display a valid parking permit. Further information regarding parking regulations and enforcement will be provided when you register your vehicle.

    Please reference the Student Handbook for a complete list of University Regulations.

  • How do I sign up?

    • LiveSafe is a free mobile safety app made available by Eastern campus safety and is easy and quick to use! Download the LiveSafe mobile app in iTunes or the Google Play store.
    • Select “Eastern Connecticut State University” as the school / agency and fill out your user profile.

    Does LiveSafe replace 911?

    • When faced with an emergency situation, LiveSafe recommends and promotes dialing 911. The aim of the LiveSafe app is to provide a new channel to report non-emergency information and crimes to the EASTERN Police Department.
    • If in an emergency situation (on- or off-campus), LiveSafe has a 911 distress button. When calling 911 using LiveSafe, EASTERN Police will receive greater information and intelligence in order to provide assistance faster. EASTERN Police will receive the caller’s GPS coordinates and emergency contact information; ensuring dispatchers respond more efficiently and quickly.

    When should I call Campus Police over 911?

    • For any emergency that is time-sensitive and poses risk to life and health, 911 should always be called. Otherwise, campus police can be called for other non-emergencies and to provide general information and requests.

    How could I use LiveSafe in an emergency?

    • So long as users have the capacity to make voice calls, we encourage anyone in an emergency to always call 911. If a user is unable to make a direct call due to situational or technical issues, or if they must be discrete, then users may “Message EASTERN Police” and start a live two-way chat with EASTERN Police.

    What kinds of information should I report?

    • EASTERN students, faculty and staff are encouraged to use the LiveSafe app to communicate with EASTERN Police about any issues, concerns or questions related to campus safety and security. The app may be used to inquire about policies and best practices for getting help for a friend, reporting vandalism, suspicious activity or any other issue related to conduct and well-being.

    Who receives my reports and information?

    • Information submitted is monitored by the Eastern Police. In case campus safety requires further information on any report, the police will follow-up and live chat with the user.

    What happens if I send a report in the wrong category?

    • Eastern Police can easily re-categorize reports, so users don’t need to worry if they mistakenly select the wrong category. If you are unsure which category the report falls into, select “Other”.

    Do I have to provide picture, video or audio evidence?

    • While users are encouraged to provide picture, audio or video evidence when sending in reports, they are only advised to do so if the circumstances are safe.

    What if a report I send turns out to be a mistake?

    • As long as the report is truly a mistake and is not an intentional untruthful report or claim, there is no penalty. Knowingly issued false reports or allegations will be investigated.

    How does the anonymous feature work?

    • Users can send in tip reports using the anonymous feature if they are not comfortable with disclosing their identity. Eastern Police will not be able to see who the report is coming from if this is activated.

    Does the use of this app allow law enforcement to track my movements?

    • No. The user has control over the features to use and contacts they would want to share information with.

    What will you do with my data?

    • LiveSafe respects the privacy of individuals and law enforcement agencies. Data will only be analyzed in aggregate form once individual information is scrubbed and anonymized. Evidence information belongs solely to the law enforcement agency for which it was designated.
  • To establish guidelines and regulations governing utilization of naloxone (Narcan) used by Eastern Connecticut State University law enforcement officers and the members of any other University department or individual receiving formal training on the storage, use and proper disposal of naloxone. The objective is to treat and reduce injuries and fatalities from opiate overdoses. This policy is adopted in accordance with the Connecticut Public Act No. 19-191 Sec. 7.

    Naloxone (NARCAN) Policy

  • Eastern has a Safety & Health Committee with members representing a broad cross section of the campus community. Section 31-40v of the Connecticut General Statutes outlines the establishment of safety and health committees and requires that every covered employer administer this group to promote health and safety in places of employment. The purpose of this regulation is to specify rules for establishing and administering committees which will bring employers and employees together in a non-adversarial, cooperative, and effective effort to promote safety and health at each work site.

    Safety and Health Committee

  • Natural disasters can create emergency conditions which vary widely in scope, urgency, and in degree of damage and destruction. Upon receipt of early warning information the University Police dispatcher will notify on-duty police personnel and will notify the Director of Public Safety. After the initial evaluation has been made, other members of the Campus Incident Management Team will be notified.

    As a severe weather condition approaches eastern Connecticut, frequent updates will be received by the University Police Department. This updated information will be transmitted to essential university personnel to allow the maximum amount of time to prepare and make decisions effecting the operation of the university. All hurricanes will be tracked and their positions plotted on a hurricane plotting map which will provide information as to the storm’s latitude, longitude, wind speeds, as well as the direction and speed of the storm. The map will be kept in the University Police Department.

    The Campus Incident Management Team will make every reasonable effort to secure and safeguard university property, but safeguarding of life will be the overriding consideration.
  • Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act Notice
    The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (CSCPA) in section 1601 of Public Law 106-386 is a federal law enacted on October 28, 2000 that provides for the tracking of convicted, registered sex offenders enrolled as students at institutions of higher education, or convicted, registered sex offenders working or volunteering on campus. It was sponsored by U.S. Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona. This and related State statutes require that convicted sex offenders inform their state registering agencies whenever they enroll or become employed at a postsecondary institution. The registering agencies are required to notify the campus police of the presence of the sex offender on campus, and the institutions are in turn authorized to share this information publicly, including it in their annual crime report beginning October 2003.

    People who have registered with the Connecticut State Police and who have indicated to the State Police that they are either enrolled as students or are employees of ECSU can be found in the list below. Clicking on the highlighted name will bring up a photograph and relevant information at the State Police Sex Offender Registry.



    The Department of Public Safety updates this information regularly, to try to assure that it is complete and accurate. However, this information can change quickly. You are cautioned that the information provided on this site is information of record and may not reflect the current residence, status, or other information regarding a registrant (offender).

    Persons who have been arrested or accused of a sex offense listed in Connecticut General Statutes 54-250 through 54-261 are not required to register unless the accusation results in a conviction or a finding of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. This list contains only offenders who have been convicted or found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.


    Registration #: N/A

    To access the state’s sex offender registry, click on:

  • Tell Somebody if you are concerned about a student.