About Us

Our Mission: The University Police Department at SUNY Potsdam provides the highest level of safety and security through a professional, skilled, and compassionate workforce.

The Department strives to support a rich academic and diverse social experience at Potsdam by working in tandem with all departments and organizations on campus while promoting strong positive relationships with our surrounding communities.

Our Duties: Our department is responsible for the enforcement of federal, state, and municipal laws as well as vehicle and traffic laws. We ensure that the members of our college community comply with all campus rules and regulations. We provide these services 24 hours per day and seven days a week, because we are committed to the safety and security of all employees, students, and visitors to our campus.

A legacy of providing safety: The State University of New York has always provided for the safety and security of its students. Once known as Campus Security and Public Safety, the University system is now protected by a well trained and professionally certified police force.

To serve: As a University Police Officer, one must complete at least 60 college credits, must graduate from a DCJS approved Police Academy, must pass a statewide competitive civil service examination and pass a physical agility test as well as medical and psychological examinations.

Who we are: The University Police Department at SUNY Potsdam currently has nine police officers, two Lieutenants, a Deputy Chief of Police and a Chief of Police.