Justin Cheney is a Sergeant with the UConn Police Department and began my career as a police officer at UConn in 2015. The majority of his time at UConn PD has been dedicated to community outreach. Justin has facilitated numerous team building workshops and Police Community Challenge programs as well as presented community safety education programs to thousands of community members. He enjoys instructing self-defense programs and hosting study break events for the UConn students. Justin developed the first facility dog program to the UConn PD and their community. Today he is partnered with Tildy. Tildy is a trained service dog that assists victims and facilitates positive communication with the UConn community.
Justin is a native of Storrs, CT and attended UConn as an undergraduate from 2003-2007 where he obtained his bachelors degree in psychology. Prior to becoming a police officer, he worked as a professional fitness trainer in Norwich, CT and as a mental health worker for Natchaug Hospital. As a mental health professional, he worked in a clinical day treatment facility with high school students who have behavioral and emotional disabilities. He has an amazing wife of 10 years, Stacey and they have 2 beautiful daughters, Camellia and Daisy. They reside in eastern CT and enjoy hiking, swimming, and all things outdoors.