The safety and well-being of SUNY Plattsburgh students, faculty, staff and visitors are the University Police Department’s highest priority.
Mission, Vision & Values
We create a safe environment for the campus community in which to live, work and learn through community policing initiatives, education and the judicious enforcement of laws and regulations.
To make our community feel safe and provide a level of service that exceeds their expectations.
Professionalism —Through accountability and innovation, appearance and conduct, we are committed to consistently providing the highest level of progressive law enforcement services to the campus community.
Service — All members of the University Police Department are committed to helping members of the campus community, solving problems, preventing crime, and promoting a sense of safety and security.
Understanding — Recognizing the various challenges of everyday life, University Police will strive to deliver services with empathy and understanding.
Integrity — All members of the University Police Department will conduct themselves with honesty and uncompromised adherence to moral and ethical principles and values.
Justice — University Police will enforce the laws of the State of New York and the regulations of the State University of New York in a manner that is fair and just. We are committed to ensuring that every citizen will be treated with equality, dignity, fairness, and respect.
University Police officers promote safety and security on campus by being proactive: They patrol campus routinely, enforce the law, and offer educational programs on safety. The department is committed to both the philosophy and the practice of community policing. When investigating crimes, the University Police Department works closely with area law enforcement agencies and shares information with them.
University Police has a close working relationship with the Plattsburgh Police Department, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, and the New York State Police. This relationship includes regular radio communications with those agencies and emergency services.
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) assists the campus in mitigating for, preparing for, responding to and recovering from the effects of all hazards (natural, technological and/or man-made).
Safety & Prevention
SUNY Plattsburgh assists students and employees in creating an environment that supports intellectual, social, and personal growth, as well as promoting health and safety. The college offers many opportunities for campus-wide education at various times throughout the year.
Educational programs focus on primary prevention and awareness for all incoming students and new employees concerning rape, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
These educational programs provide information on college policies and regulations, procedures and practices for when violence occurs, and how to prevent future violence and include: a statement that these crimes are prohibited at the college; definitions of consent, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the college’s jurisdiction; safe and positive bystander intervention when there’s a risk of one of those incidents; information on risk reduction to recognize warning signs of abusive behavior and avoiding potential attacks; and information about disciplinary procedures.
Campus Safety Services
Child & Youth Protection Program
Activities involving children and youth are an integral part of our role as a center of learning in the North Country. SUNY Plattsburgh is committed to protecting the safety and well-being of children and youth who participate in a college-related program or activity (whether on or off-campus) and has developed a child and youth protection program that establishes appropriate conduct for employees charged with the custody, control, or supervision of children and youth.