University Police Overview

The mission of the New York State University Police Department at SUNY Cobleskill is to protect life and property, as well as to understand and serve the broader security needs of the campus community. By performing these tasks in a way that is wholly consistent with the College's formal mission statement, our police act as an integral part of the College's educational process by improving the quality of life on and around campus and by ensuring that the resolution of problems is handled in a highly professional manner.

The University Police Department is an arm of the Office of Student Development. It is recognized by the state as a fully credentialed police department, and all of its operational members are certified police officers. The department is composed of uniformed officers, Lieutenants, a Chief, and one clerical staff member. Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and patrol on foot, by bicycle or car, or on horseback.

Commitment and Contact

The department has a strong commitment to the community policing philosophy. It focuses on involving the College community as a whole in helping identify and solve law enforcement-related issues on campus, while offering a wide variety of additional programs and services to meet the College’s needs.

The University Police Department can be contacted at 518-255-5317 for non-emergencies, or, in case of emergency, by dialing 518-255-5555, 911, or extension 5555 on any campus phone.

Motor Vehicles

While all students, including those in their first-year, are permitted to have vehicles on campus, all such vehicles must be registered with the University Police Department. Information about vehicle registration, fees and parking regulations are sent to registered students before each semester begins and can also be obtained any time by contacting the University Police Department at 518-255-5317.

Annual Crime Report

SUNY Cobleskill's Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that have occurred on campus, in off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SUNY Cobleskill, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also enumerates the department’s institutional policies concerning sexual assault, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, crime reporting and other campus security issues 

You can view this report by clicking on the link shown above. A hard copy can be obtained at the University Police Department office in Johnson Hall during normal business hours, as well as by calling the University Police Department at 518-255-5317, or by emailing your request to unipol@cobleskill.edu. Our crime statistics can be also be viewed at the U.S. Department of Education’s website.