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A Message from the Chief

From the Director of Public Safety

This is an ever changing world that we are a part of and vigilance is a must. The vision of the Department of Public Safety is to enhance and preserve the quality of life, learning opportunities, and life experiences of each member of our community. In order to achieve this goal, we actively work in collaboration with all facets of the community to provide a safe and secure campus environment. We recognize that effective public safety and the prevention of crime are achieved by establishing a professional and trusting relationship with our community. The Department of Public Safety possesses the core values of Professionalism, Accountability, Teamwork, Communication, Responsibility, Innovation, Integrity, Duty, Respect, and Tolerance.

If you have any questions about safety and security at the university, please visit our website, or contact the Department of Public Safety at 860.768.7985, or email us at

John D. Schmaltz

Chief and  Director of Public Safety