University Police Department

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Your law enforcement and personal safety at SUNY Cortland are coordinated by the University Police Department, which has a police force of 21 sworn police officers with arrest powers. We conduct foot, bike, and vehicular patrols on the campus and residence hall areas 24 hours a day. Our objective is the protection of the lives and property of our students, employees, and visitors of the State University of New York College at Cortland.

This objective is pursued within the framework of the State University of New York rules and regulations and all local, state, and federal laws. The investigation of crimes committed on campus fall under the jurisdiction of our Department. 

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Training Information:

The University Police Department will be presenting training on how the campus community can respond to an
active shooter situation on campus.  Please consider attending one of the training sessions to learn more about an active shooter situation, how to respond and what you may expect from the University Police. Training sessions are free and open to all members of the campus community.


  •   March 19, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Brockway Hall, Room 221 Jacobus Lounge.
  •   March 22, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Brockway Hall, Room 221 Jacobus Lounge.
  •   March 29, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Brockway Hall, Room 221 Jacobus Lounge



If you see something, say something. Report suspicious activity. Call 866-SAFE-NYS (877-723-3697).

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Important Emergency Phone Numbers

SUNY Cortland
University Police Department
Whitaker Hall, Room 110 
Emergency: 911 or


Crime Log

The University Police Department maintains a crime log which is available upon request. To request a copy of our crime log please contact 607-753-4124 or email