For Immediate Release
Aug. 24, 2009

David Irwin
(585) 245-5516


Retired SUNY Geneseo police chief Jim Stenger from Cheektowaga,
 left, receives his retirement badge from interim chief Scott Kenney
during command transfer ceremonies  Aug. 20 on campus.  Stenger
worked in SUNY law enforcement for 35 years, the last 14 as chief at Geneseo.

Cheektowaga Resident Jim Stenger Retires as Chief of SUNY Geneseo Police Department

GENESEO, N.Y. – Cheektowaga resident Jim Stenger transferred command as chief of police at the State University of New York at Geneseo on his final day at the college Aug. 20.  Stenger retired after 35 years of law enforcement service with SUNY, the last 14 as police chief at Geneseo.   He passed command to Interim Chief Scott Kenney, who praised Stenger and presented him with a retirement badge to honor his service.

“We are grateful for the tremendous combination of honesty, integrity and loyalty Jim brought to our campus police department and wish him the very best in retirement,” said Robert Bonfiglio, vice president for student and campus life at Geneseo.  “The demands on those in campus law enforcement increased tremendously after the World Trade Center attacks and Virginia Tech tragedy, but Jim’s keen ability to see the big picture served him well in carefully guiding his department to address those demands.  He is passing along a strong foundation of excellence to those in the department.”

Stenger was a member of the SUNY Police Chiefs Association executive board for four years and was named president of the organization in 1999.