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Criminal Justice Alumni Profiles


Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in various fields and agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, New York State Police, NYPD, Vermont State Police, Plattsburgh City Police, U.S. Capitol House Police, Troy Police Department, U.S. Army Intelligence, and federal/state correctional facilities. Additionally, several alumni have pursued advanced studies at graduate schools. 

Ryan Criss, Class of ’20


  • B.A. in Criminal Justice, SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Vermont State Trooper

“My plan in college was to pursue law enforcement at the state and federal levels. During my final semester in school, I was being processed by the Vermont State Police and successfully made it through the hiring process, where I began the academy in April 2021. Since then, I have successfully been on my own and currently work at the Shaftsbury Barracks in Bennington County, Vermont.

“Overall, SUNY Plattsburgh set me on the right path to where I am today in policing and have a promising career in the State of Vermont.”

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