Mansfield Resident State Troopers, in conjunction with the Police Department, town officials and Carriage House management, will facilitate a series of meetings this week to assist UConn off-campus students in their transition to the Mansfield community.
"Our goal is to give valuable information to these students," Sgt. Richard Cournoyer, of the Mansfield Resident State Trooper's Office said. "The whole idea is to educate the students," he said.
Carriage House residents are encouraged to attend one of the following meetings:
- August 28: 11 a.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. - Carriage House
- August 29: 5 p.m., 7 p.m. - Carriage House
- August 30: 7 p.m. - Carriage House
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During the meetings, students will be given an overview of police services, town ordinances, quality of life, security and crime prevention.
Officials will then solicit input from students in order to address their concerns.
"Their input is very important to us," Cournoyer said. "They're members of the community just like everyone else," he said.
According to Cournoyer, approximately 225 students will live at Carriage House throughout the 2012-13 academic year.
"We learned a lot from last year," Cournoyer said. "We want these [meetings] to be positive, but we want to set a level of expectations," he said.