A University Police Officer is responsible for the detection and prevention of crime, and the enforcement of state and local laws, rules and regulations in a diverse educational environment throughout twenty-eight State University of New York campuses. University Police Officers adhere to high standards of personal and professional ethics.
University Police Officers are part of the educational process and they speak on topics such as sexual assault, drug awareness, crime prevention, and traffic safety. They develop and maintain a positive relationship with students, faculty and staff in order to ensure the safety and cooperation of the entire campus community.
Whatever the assignment, wherever the opportunity, University Police Officers perform their duties consistent with the educational mission of the campuses they serve.
University Police Officers must meet the highest standards in New York State, as well as in the country, for law enforcement officers.
To become a University Police Officer, a person must:
Upon successful completion of the selection process, recruits begin training at a Basic School for Police Officers. Recruits will receive training in such areas as:
APPLYING FOR EXAMINATION:
Dates and applications for entrance examinations can be obtained from your nearest New York State Employment Office. Information is also available on the internet at Civil Service. Particular questions regarding your qualifications for the examination can also be directed by mail to the NYS Department of Civil Service, Alfred E. Smith State Office Building, Albany, NY 12239 or by telephone at (877) 697-5627.
You may also access recruitment information on the NYS University Police Facebook page.