CCSU Releases Campus Police Department Review

John Silva
November 29, 2018 - 11:47 am

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(New Britain, Conn./WTIC) - A report on the Central Connecticut State University police department is out and is recommending changes following a "a culture of unprofessional" behavior within the department.

The report was put together by retired state public safety commissioner Bernard Sullivan.  

It comes on the heels of a reported sexual assault by one officer against another.

Among the recommendations: that officers undergo sexual harasssment training.

In addition, CCSU President Dr. Zulma Toro says new policies will include police supervisors reviewing employee files prior to issuing discipline or counseling when needed.  

Staffing levels in the department will also be bolstered with additional supervisor hirings.

And the department will receive an additional $282,000 annually and be separated from Administrative Services.

Toro says going forward, the police chief will report directly to her.