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University Police Department

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The University Police at SUNY Cortland, a police force of 19 sworn officers, coordinates law enforcement and personal safety on campus and University-owned property.

We are an established police department with deep roots in community policing. We firmly believe that our police officers are the guardians of the community. The officers emphasize social service, community partnerships, and establishing positive contacts. Our department follows these principles; treat all people with dignity and respect, give citizens a voice during encounters, be neutral and transparent in decision making, and convey trustworthy motives.

For all emergencies (Police/Fire/Medical) Dial 911
Non-emergencies please dial 607-753-2111

Current News Updated 9/22/22

The Annual Campus Security & Fire Safety Report has been posted. September 22, 2022.

August 2022 Crime Statistics. Posted September 19, 2022.

Crime Alert 2022-07 Campus Forcible Touching Incident Reported.
A crime alert has been issued. Please follow the link to view the alert. Posted September 15, 2022.

Crime Alert 2022-06 Campus Forcible Touching Incident Reported.  A crime alert has been issued. Please follow the link to view the alert. Posted September 13, 2022.

Crime Alert 2022-05 Campus Rape Incident Reported.  A crime alert has been issued. Please follow the link to view the alert. Posted September 12, 2022.

File a Report

University Police

For police, fire or medical emergencies that require an emergency response, dial 911. For criminal activity, suspicious incidents or other calls for assistance that do not require an emergency response, please call 607-753-2111.

For anonymous reporting that does not require an immediate response, fill out the Silent Witness incident report.

Student Conduct

For behavior that violates the Student Code of Conduct:

Fill out a Student Conduct incident report or
Call and request a meeting with Becky Nadzadi or Mike Pitaro at 607-753-4725 or
Email the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@cortland.edu

Title IX Incident

For incidents involving Title IX violations such as sexual misconduct, stalking, dating or domestic violence, and discrimination based on sex or sexual orientation:

Fill out a Title IX incident report or
Call and request a meeting with the Title IX Coordinator, Maggie Wetter, at 607-753-4550 (direct); 607-753-2263 (front desk) or
Email the Title IX Office at titleix@cortland.edu 

Bias-Related Incident

For incidents involving bias-related acts such as graffiti, verbal or physical harassment:

Fill out a Bias Related incident report or
Call and request a meeting with the Chief Diversity Officer Lorraine-Janove at 607-753-2263 or
Email the Institutional Equity and inclusion Office at lorrainelopezjanove@cortland.edu 

Concern For Students

For concerning behavior of such as suicidal ideation, change in behavior, or concerns for well-being:

Fill out a Concerning Behavior incident report or
Call and request a meeting with the Assistant Director for Care and Outreach Services, Emily Quinlan, at 607-753-4318 or
Email quinlan@cortland.edu 

Crime Alerts

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the SUNY Cortland University Police Department provides notification to the university community in the form of Crime Alerts (Timely Warnings) and Emergency Mass Notifications (voice, text, email, and sirens) when a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees, including significant criminal incidents, occurs on campus or in an area surrounding campus that represents a continuing public safety threat. The purpose of the notification is to aid in the prevention of similar crimes by alerting the community about the incident and providing information on actions people can take to diminish their chances of being victimized. Decisions to disseminate a communication will be decided on a case-by-case basis, in light of all the facts surrounding the crime and the continuing danger to the campus community.

View the most recent crime alerts.

Crime & Service Log

The University Police Department maintains a daily record of crimes and service incidents that have occurred on campus or within the University Police Department's patrol jurisdiction. The daily record includes the call number, date & time, call type and a brief description of the general location.

View the University Police Crime and Service Log.