SUNY’s University Police Complete Training with U.S. Department of Homeland Security, New York State Police

October 17, 2014

Saratoga Springs – As part of SUNY’s ongoing commitment to safe campus environments, 44 University Police investigators, supervisors, and officers from 23 SUNY campuses and System Administration recently participated in an Investigators Roundtable training conference.

At the conference, investigators from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security provided training in “Sexual Assault Investigations through the use of Social Media and the Internet;” the New York State Intelligence Center and the New York State Police reviewed trends in drug trafficking; and SUNY’s Office of the General Counsel updated participants on the federal Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act, and recent changes to Title IX. 

“The safety of SUNY students, faculty, staff, and visitors depends greatly on the University Police presence and effectiveness on SUNY campuses across the state,” said University police Commissioner Bruce McBride. “Following this conference, which is part of an ongoing in-service training program, our members are even better prepared to respond to and investigate incidents on SUNY campuses.”

Participants attended from every sector of the University Police community, including:

  • University at Albany: Jeremy Clapper, Paul Burlingame, Matt Griffin
  • Alfred State College: Scott Bingham, Ed Kenney
  • Binghamton University: Dennis Bush, Patrick Reilly, Robert Meddleton
  • SUNY Brockport: John Armitage
  • SUNY Buffalo State College: Thomas Einhiple
  • University at Buffalo: Delbert Rehberg, Therese Banas, Wayne Colton, Timothy Thompson
  • SUNY Canton: Tammy LaPage-Avery, Brian Kurish, Brian Perry
  • SUNY Cobleskill: Daniel Kowalski, Thomas Rehberg
  • SUNY Cortland: Steven Dangler, Paul VanValkenburg
  • SUNY Downstate: Dewell Narvaez
  • Farmingdale State College: Marvin Fischer, Keri Hauff
  • SUNY Fredonia: Scott Martin, Matthew Austin
  • SUNY Maritime: Myron Pryjmak
  • SUNY Morrisville: Enrico D'Alessandro, Francis Lust
  • SUNY Oneonta: Michael O'Donnell
  • College of Optometry: David Mobley
  • SUNY Old Westbury: Michael Yanniello
  • SUNY Oswego: Mark Dermody, Daniel May
  • SUNY Plattsburgh: Seth Silver
  • SUNY PI: Ronald Campano, Robert Gretschel
  • Stony Brook University: Michael Corbisiero, Stephen Kiefer, Todd Stumpt
  • SUNY System Administration: Bruce McBride, Paul Berger
  • SUNY Upstate: Paul Daugherty, Nicholas Newcomb

About SUNY’s University Police
SUNY’s University Police provides leadership and support for the police departments on SUNY campuses across New York State. Based at System Administration in Albany, NY, the commissioner and deputy commissioner promote collaboration among campus departments and oversee university-wide efforts in training, operations, standards, employee relations, and campus safety. In 1998, the legal status of SUNY officers was changed to “police officer,” granting them the same training and law enforcement capabilities as municipal police. All University Police departments are full partners in various state, regional, and local crime information sharing and investigative task forces.

About the State University of New York
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, and more than 95 percent of all New Yorkers live within 30 miles of any one of SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities. Across the system, SUNY has four academic health centers, five hospitals, four medical schools, two dental schools, a law school, the country’s oldest school of maritime, the state’s only college of optometry, and manages one US Department of Energy National Laboratory. In total, SUNY serves about 1.4 million students amongst its entire portfolio of credit- and non-credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Research expenditures system-wide are nearly $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2023, including significant contributions from students and faculty. There are more than three million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunities, visit

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