Message from the Chief of Police


SUNY Oneonta is a community of over 6,000 persons working, living and studying on an attractive, historic campus in Oneonta, New York. As in virtually all communities, concern for public safety, crime prevention, and the impact of crime are often present.

The University Police Department has as its primary responsibility the safety and security of all members of the college community. This task is not one we can accomplish alone. University Police is the responsibility of everyone, not just the department that bears its name. University Police recognizes its obligation to conduct its activities and treat all persons in a lawful, fair, equitable, and evenhanded manner without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, political affiliation, or personal interest.

We hope you will find the information contained herein informative and helpful and that your stay at Oneonta will be both pleasant and safe. The information provided here will give you an idea as to the campus community. The college is not under mandated law to provide most of the information we do. However, we feel complete honesty is the best policy. We aspire to be leaders in the University Police field and are among the few that maintain such complete information. If you should have any questions or would like further information about security and safety at Oneonta, please contact us.