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SUNY University Police: The First Fifty Years

Throughout this year, University Police Departments of the State University of New York are celebrating 50 years of service. According to Commissioner Paul Berger, since 1968 the men and women of the security and public safety, and now police, strive to make our campuses safe for academic, social, and research endeavors... read more (PDF).

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Rave Guardian

As part of SUNY Potsdam’s ongoing commitment to campus safety, University Police has launched Rave Guardian, a free mobile app that turns any smartphone into a personal safety device. By downloading this free safety app, SUNY Potsdam students and faculty can enhance their personal safety... learn more.

SUNY University Police: The First Fifty Years

Throughout this year, University Police Departments of the State University of New York are celebrating 50 years of service. According to Commissioner Paul Berger, since 1968 the men and women of the security and public safety, and now police, strive to make our campuses safe for academic, social, and research endeavors... read more (PDF).

The University Police Department at SUNY Potsdam is an accredited Police Department through the NYS  Department of Criminal Justice Services (DJCS) Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation Council.  This is achieved by demonstrating a high level of excellence and professionalism in the field of law enforcement by meeting the standards established by the NYS Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation Council.  The University Police Department at SUNY Potsdam was awarded a Certificate of Accreditation for June 2, 2016 through June 1, 2021. 

We are located on the first floor of the Van Housen Hall Extension.

  • On campus, we can be reached by dialing 2222 from any college phone or by activating any of the 27 emergency blue phones located throughout the campus.
  • Off campus, we can reached by dialing (315) 267-2222.
  • By Fax: (315) 267-2002
  • By Mail:
    University Police Department
    SUNY Potsdam
    Van Housen Extension
    44 Pierrepont Avenue
    Potsdam, NY 13676

Department Hours: University Police is open 24-hours daily.

Parking Division Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday

Note: Extended hours may be offered at the beginning of each semester. Call University Police for more info.

Enroll in our emergency notification system, Potsdam Rave Alert!