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University Police

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. Learn more about the accreditation process, view our Standards and Compliance Verification Manual (PDF).

New York State University PoliceWe 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
  • By Email:

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

Parking Division Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 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!