SUNY Cortland’s University Police Department relocated into Whitaker Hall last week, giving it a more centralized, convenient and functional facility.
The new location, near the intersection of Broadway Ave. and Pashley Dr. – between Dragon Hall and the Student Life Center – gives university police more office space and better access to the SUNY Cortland community.
“It is going to make it more efficient for us to respond to different parts of campus,” said chief Steven Dangler.
All contact information for the University Police Department remains the same. The department may be reached by 911 or 607-753-2111 for emergency calls. The non-emergency number is 607-753-2112. Alternatively, the department may be contacted via email.
Previously, UPD had been located in Van Hoesen Hall, where parking, office space and visibility were issues. The department’s new home in Whitaker Hall has a designated parking lot. It will also have a 24-hour prescription drug drop-off box for anyone looking to safely dispose of unused or expired medication.
UPD will occupy the entire first floor of Whitaker, and some of the second. Its space will include the Parking Department and the Security Systems Division.
Facilities Planning Design and Construction is moving into the remaining space in Whitaker this week.