Meet Roxy, UPD's therapy dog.
To address the overall mental health and wellness of our students, faculty, staff, and the community as a whole, the University at Albany Police Department (UPD) has welcomed therapy dog Roxy to our Community Response Unit (CRU). The CRU is comprised of police officers that are specially trained to assist individuals experiencing trauma or mental crisis. Working with Therapy Dogs International, Roxy is partnered with UPD CRU Officer Faath. Together, they will focus their efforts on providing what can often be life-saving support.
Therapy, or comfort dogs are not new at UAlbany. During finals week, students flock to spend a few moments with a furry, wet-nosed friend. A UAlbany survey indicates that 85-90 percent of students feel the visits reduce their stress. Roxy and Officer Faath will turn these occasional visits into a permanent UAlbany police therapy dog residency.
To request a visit from Roxy and Officer Faath please complete the Request a Visit with Roxy Form.
For a list of upcoming appearances check the Roxy Scheduled Programming schedule. This schedule will be updated weekly. We will also have a sign outside the station when Roxy is available for anyone to stop in and visit with her and Officer Faath.