The State University of New York announced that University Police at SUNY Cobleskill attained state accreditation by the state Law Enforcement Accreditation Council, while University at Albany’s accreditation was renewed. To date, the achievement has been earned by 12 departments in the SUNY system, among the 153 police agencies achieving the honor throughout New York State. The accreditation was also attained by State University College at Potsdam.
“The 133 standards of the Law Enforcement Accreditation Council are rigorous, therefore achieving this honor is no simple task and only a small percentage across the entire state police force have done so thus far,” said SUNY University Police Commissioner Paul Berger. “I applaud Chief Timothy Ashley, Chief Frank Lawrence, and Chief J. Frank Wiley for their leadership of their respective departments, as well as my heartfelt thanks to the officers and staff at Albany, Cobleskill and Potsdam for their dedication and commitment to the SUNY family and their profession.”
SUNY’s goal is that all university police departments become accredited by the end of 2020.
(Photo: SUNY Cobleskill University Police receiving accreditation recognition from President Marion A. Terenzio and Vice President for Student Affairs Anne Hopkins Gross. Pictured left to right: Lieutenant Thomas Rehberg, Chief Lawrence, MT, AHG, Presidnt Terenzio, VP Hopkins Gross, Lieutenant Gregory McPherson, Lieutenant Dan Kowalski, Officer Kenneth Hammond)