Justin Cheney ’07 (CLAS), UConn Police Sergeant

Justin Cheney graduated from UConn in 2007 with a B.A. in Psychological Sciences.

Justin CheneyWhat are you doing now? Why did you choose to go into this field?

UConn Police Sergeant. I chose to pursue law enforcement to help people and serve the UConn community. After graduating from UConn, I worked in both the private and public sector for 8 years. Through work and life experience, I knew law enforcement would be the best career path for me.

How has your UConn degree helped prepare you for what you are doing now?

Effective communication plays a major role in police work. My college studies provided with me an understanding into the human mind (why people make certain decisions) and the various dynamics of society. Having this information allows me to interact with people in a more empathetic and productive way.

What do you hope to be doing 5 years from now?

Continue to be working at the UConn Police department.

What was one of your favorite things about UConn?

The relationships I made with so many different people

What was your favorite psych course you took?

It was not a Psych course, but Criminology.

What is a piece of advice you would give to current students in our program?

Become involved with as many different groups, programs, events, etc. at UConn as you can. Find out what you are most passionate about and apply that drive to a work-related function.