SUNY Cortland's professionally trained University Police officers patrol the campus by foot, bike and vehicle 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Pioneers in the practice of community policing, they strive to be visible, proactive and available to the campus community. Officer Frank Dalton demonstrates an important component of that commitment by engaging in friendly dialogue with students.
Crime Prevention Programs
- Online Communities Program- This program is designed to show students the importance of protecting their privacy, while using social networking Internet sites, such as Facebook and MySpace.
- Civilian Ride Along Program- Community members have the opportunity to ride along with an officer on routine patrol to gain first-hand knowledge of police procedures and operations. The ride along must be prearranged and approved by the University Police Department.
- Meet the University Police- This program highlights the role of campus law enforcement at SUNY Cortland. Meet officer Frank Dalton or Lieutenant Chauncey Bennett who will discuss the professional role that your University Police officers play on campus.
- STOP THEFT ID Computer Identification Program- This is an anti-theft and recovery program designed mainly for laptop computers. Special identification plates are installed on the computer to deter thieves and to make it easier to identify recovered computers.
- Fatal Vision Program- The University Police provides the "Fatal Vision Program" as an educational program for the entire campus community. The guiding principle of this program is to demonstrate how quickly impairment can turn into potentially devastating consequences for anyone who drives while impaired by alcohol or other drugs.
- Operation Lockout Program- This program was developed as an anti-theft program in the residence halls. The program shows the students how easy it is to become the victim of a crime. Students are shown simple steps to take to prevent theft and enhance their safety.
- RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Program- The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth, and is the key to our free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates. The R.A.D. Training course is sponsored by SAFER (Students Active For Ending Rape), the InterGreek Council, the Office of Student Affairs, the Sexual Assault Awareness & Programming Committee (SAAPC), a Wal-Mart Community Grant and the University Police Department.
- Behavioral Assessment Team- Student affairs and academic affairs have collaboratively established a Behavioral Assessment Team (formerly referred to as the Threat Assessment Team). Its purpose is to utilize the expertise of experienced professionals in response to student behavior that poses a potential risk of violence to self or others.
Please contact our Crime Prevention Officer, Steven Rolfe, to set up a program in your residence hall. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-753-2112