SUNY Police Chiefs’ Association is made up of University Police and Public Safety administrators (Chiefs of Police, Assistant/Deputy Chiefs, and Directors of Public Safety). The mission of the association is to give organized and effective direction in the development of improved principles and practices of University Police administration in order that the members may further, more efficiently, the educational objective of their institutions and the State University of New York.
About the SUNY University Police
The State University of New York Police Departments are full service and community oriented police agencies. SUNY’s police and public safety departments are located on all the 64 campuses of State University of New York, throughout the state. The Departments pride themselves on a level of professionalism, courtesy and respect that meets the specialized needs of our college/university settings. In keeping with the educational mission of SUNY, the departments encourage their members to continue their professional development through additional education and training.
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States. Our impact in New York State and across the globe begins with our 64 institutions, including research universities, academic medical centers, liberal arts colleges, community colleges, colleges of technology and an online learning network. We serve nearly 1.3 million students, including nearly 600,000 in credit bearing courses and programs and more than 700,000 through continuing education and community outreach programs.
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2016 Award Recipients
Award and Scholarship Categories
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement in State University of New York University Police Award honors a long- standing member of the University Police community who, during their career, most notably SUNY Policing, has made contributions that have positively impacted the field of University Police. These contributions, whether in leadership on their respective campus or Systems Administration should demonstrate a lifetime commitment in advances to University Policing.
Awarded to departmental members for conspicuous gallantry while acting in the line of duty. Presented to officers for acts of exceptional bravery performed at very high risk to their own lives with full awareness of the danger involved.
Life Saving Award
Presented to any member of the department whose actions directly contribute to saving or significantly prolonging human life. Only one award will be given for each instance, regardless of the number of lives saved.
Professional Service Award
Presented to members for those acts that greatly enhance the operation of the respective university police department.
Dr. McBride Criminal Justice Student Achievement Award
This award is given to a student enrolled in a criminal justice program who is actively pursuing a career in law enforcement. The award is presented in recognition of Dr. Bruce McBride, who was instrumental in our evolution from security services, to the current status of University Police for the State University of New York. Dr. McBride was also active in establishing the professional requirements for University Police officers that today remain among the highest and most respected in the country.
Harris Family Student Personal Safety Achievement Award
This award recognizes a student who has demonstrated contribution towards personal safety on a SUNY campus. The award honors members of the Harris family for their exceptional contributions to SUNY Police. Platt J. Harris, who was the first coordinator of Security Services for the State University of New York, was instrumental in establishing the high academic requirements for University Police Officers that today remain among the highest in the country. Retired Chief Bud Harris served our Association and students with dedication above and beyond the call of duty.
SUNY Police Chiefs Fall 2017 Conference Vendor Directory