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SUNY Canton University Police Holds Community Active Shooter Training, Oct. 16

Monday, October 15th, 2018

SUNY CantonSUNY Canton will be offering Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training to the extended campus community at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the college’s Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

Instruction will be led by University Police Chief Alan P. Mulkin, who has spearheaded preparedness training on campus. Mulkin emphasizes the tactics avoid, deny and defend during the engaging 2-hour presentation.

“Many active shooter events are over before law enforcement arrives,” Mulkin said. “Civilians must be prepared to take immediate action. We provide effective preplanned response options that can help save lives.”

Mulkin is the former Village of Canton police chief and became a certified CRASE trainer shortly after he transitioned into his role in higher education. He’s previously offered the training for faculty, staff and students on campus and opened it to the public after hearing significant interest from community members.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in digital design, engineering technology, health, management and public service. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. As SUNY’s leader in online education, SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 16 online degree programs. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference.

Two SUNY Canton University Police Officers Receive Advanced Training Awards

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

SUNY Canton University Police Lieutenants Brian E. Kurish and Brian J. Perry recently received the FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA) Trilogy Award.

The two ranking officers were decorated after successfully completing advanced law enforcement training courses through the FBI-LEEDA Supervisor Institute, Command Leadership Institute and Executive Leadership institute. Kurish and Perry completed the three trainings within one year.

Chief Al Mulkin, Lt. Brian Perry, and Lt. Brian Kurish

TRILOGY AWARD – Pictured are (L to R) are SUNY Canton University Police Chief Alan P. Mulkin congratulating Lieutenants Brian J. Perry and Brian E. Kurish for their recent FBI- Law Enforcement Executive Development Association Trilogy Awards.

“I’m exceptionally proud of our two lieutenants,” said University Police Chief Alan P. Mulkin. “They’ve enrolled in programs that strengthen their leadership qualities and studied to keep up-to-date on emerging challenges within the law enforcement profession.”

Topics covered include leadership case studies, performance and risk management, command discipline and liability, bias and diversity, social and emotional intelligence, and public trust.

Each of the three courses are four-and-a-half day immersive programs designed for police supervisors.

Both Kurish and Perry have worked at SUNY Canton’s University Police Department for nearly 20 years.

The mission of FBI-LEEDA is advance the science and art of law enforcement leadership and promote the exchange of information to improve law enforcement management practices through training, education and networking among police professionals.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 13 online degree programs. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are joining the North Atlantic Conference beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

SUNY Canton Police Academy Celebrates 31 Graduates

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

The St. Lawrence County-David Sullivan Law Enforcement Academy at SUNY Canton recently graduated 31 law enforcement professionals. The majority of those graduates became officers for area police departments.

University Police Chief Alan P. Mulkin gave advice the academy’s largest graduating class.

“Always move forward and hold yourself to a higher standard,” he said. “Be fair and impartial. Treat everyone with dignity and respect and you’ll be successful police officers.”

Police Academy

SUNY Canton’s Law Enforcement training includes two phases. The first phase provides pre-employment training that encompasses the skills required to become a police officer. Cadets complete courses in emergency medical services, emergency vehicle operation and defensive tactics. Upon being sworn in as a police officer, cadets then complete phase two. Topics covered include police arrest techniques, firearms and counterterrorism training.

At the graduation ceremony, cadets are either sworn in as officers of their associated sponsoring agency or are acknowledged for their completion of pre-employment training. The officers and graduates of this year’s ceremony were:

  • Dustin C. Andrus was sworn in as an officer of the Norfolk Police Department.
  • James M. Blackwell was sworn in as an officer of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department. Blackwell won the Emergency Vehicle Operation Award.
  • Christopher Bleau was sworn in as an officer of the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department. Bleau won a Defensive Tactics Award.
  • Keith W. Bush was sworn in as an officer of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Corwin C. Christman was sworn in as an officer of the Antwerp Police Department.
  • Adam M. Clark was sworn in as an officer of the SUNY Canton University Police.
  • Ashley K. Coffey was sworn in as an officer of the Canton Police Department.
  • Lindsey A. Crosbie was sworn in as an officer of the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Stephen C. Davis was sown in as an officer of the Potsdam Police Department.
  • Ross M. Dixson was sworn in as an officer of the Massena Police Department. Dixson won a Defensive Tactics Award.
  • Garrett C. Fries completed pre-employment training. Fries also graduated from SUNY Canton’s Law Enforcement Leadership program.
  • Shawn R. Hatch was sworn in as an officer of the Massena Police Department. Hatch won the Director’s 110-Percent Award.
  • David M. Henrie was sworn in as an officer of the Norfolk Police Department.
  • Daniel Hollister was sworn in as an officer of the Ogdensburg Police Department.
  • Andrew C. LaFlair was sworn in as an officer of the Ogdensburg Police Department.
  • Jerrid L. Lavoie was sworn in as an officer of the Potsdam Police Department.
  • Mark A. Lehman was sworn in as an officer of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Brooke M. Massia was sworn in as an officer of the Norwood Police Department.
  • Trent R. McDonald was sworn in as an officer of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department.
  • Matthew McDougall was sworn in as an officer of the Ogdensburg Police Department. McDougall won the David Sullivan Best Overall Award.
  • Justin G. O’Connor was sworn in as an officer the SUNY Potsdam University Police.
  • Duane T. Pfendler was sworn in as an officer of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Joseph Pritty was sworn in as an officer of the Norfolk Police Department.
  • Jerry W. Roblee was sworn in as an officer of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Corey M. Ryan was sworn in as an officer of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department. Ryan won the Marksmanship Award.
  • Dylan J. Scozzafava completed the pre-employment training. Scozzafava also graduated from SUNY Canton’s Law Enforcement Leadership program.
  • Charles M. Shaver was sworn in as an officer of the Ogdensburg Police Department.
  • Garrett L. Shutts was sworn in as an officer of the Norwood Police Department.
  • Douglas Takac was sworn in as an officer of the SUNY Canton University Police. Takac won Highest Academics Award.
  • Tyler Thomas was sworn in as an officer of the SUNY Canton University Police.
  • Rachel Youngers completed the pre-employment training. Youngers also graduated from SUNY Canton’s Law Enforcement Leadership program.

 

About the Police Academy at SUNY Canton 

The St. Lawrence County-David Sullivan Law Enforcement Academy is the only educational option for sworn law enforcement officers in St. Lawrence County. The college has offered the New York State Basic Course for Police Officers since 1996. The academy is accredited by the New York State Bureau for Municipal Police and is one of six in the state to be approved by the Department of Criminal Justice Services, Office of Public Safety. It is named in honor of the late Canton Village Chief of Police, David Sullivan.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 13 exclusively online degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are conference members of the newly formed American Collegiate Athletic Association.

SUNY Canton Hosts Disability Awareness Training April 3

Monday, March 27th, 2017

SUNY Canton will be hosting a nationally recognized training for those who may encounter emergencies involving individuals with autism or other disabilities.

Niagara University’s Law Enforcement Disability Awareness Training will be available for two sessions on April 3 in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater.

  • The first session will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and is specifically for college faculty, staff and community members
  • The second session will run from 1 to 5 p.m. and is designed for law enforcement personnel.

“Autism Spectrum Disorder affects one in 68 children,” noted SUNY Canton University Police Chief Alan P. Mulkin. “The need to ensure accurate and appropriate response is critical for police and educators alike.”

The chief noted that this training is part of the Basic Course for Police Officers, or the first section of SUNY Canton’s police academy training.

This training is sponsored by the SUNY Canton Center for Diversity and Inclusion, St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House and the David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 13 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are conference members of the newly formed American Collegiate Athletic Association.

SUNY Canton Hosts ‘Fair and Impartial’ Policing Course

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

New York State University PoliceSUNY Canton is employing state-of-the art methods to help its police force understand and address the issue of bias in law enforcement.

A recent training program held on campus offers a science-based approach to providing an understanding of the differences between implicit and explicit bias; the impact of biased policing on community members; and skills for fair, impartial and effective policing.

The State University of New York is the largest university system in the country to offer the training to its campuses.

“This course is considered the gold standard of its type within the law enforcement community,” said SUNY Canton University Police Chief Alan P. Mulkin. “It has been adopted by hundreds of international, federal, state and local agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the California Department of Justice and the Toronto Police Service.”

Mulkin, who conducted the seminar, has already been through a rigorous anti-bias training program that was held in January. He and 23 other SUNY campus representatives were chosen to learn about this new approach and pass their knowledge on to their officers.

“This is something that SUNY has been working on for quite some time,” he said. “It’s one of the SUNY Chancellor’s and SUNY Commissioner’s top priorities.”

The course was developed by Lorie Fridell, an associate professor of criminology at the University of Florida and has been endorsed by the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

The training was attended by SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam University Police Officers, as well as a representative from the St. Lawrence County Sherriff’s Office.

  

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

University Police Schedule Shelter in Place Drill March 24 at SUNY Canton

Monday, March 14th, 2016

The college will test its new Rave alert system alongside college-wide lockdown scenario.

SUNY Canton University Police will be staging an exercise to help the campus community understand the procedures and precautions necessary during a lockdown situation.

The 30-minute shelter in place drill will commence at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 24, at the main campus, located at 34 Cornell Drive. Everyone on campus will be encouraged to stay inside, or go inside the nearest building and wait for the completion of the test.

“We want everyone to go into an interior room, close and lock the door if possible and stay away from the windows,” University Police Chief Alan P. Mulkin elaborated. “Although this is just a test, similar to a fire drill, we want everyone to follow our directions as if this were an actual emergency.”

Mulkin has invited area police agencies to participate in the exercise and to help the officers increase their familiarity with the campus. The officers will conduct a building-by-building search of the campus to observe the effectiveness of the lockdown.

“There will be a sizable police presence on campus during this time,” Mulkin said. “We don’t want anyone to be alarmed by their presence. Their sole purpose will be to help us conduct the shelter in place drill.”

All campus activities and classes will be active during the test and the entire procedure should not affect regularly scheduled college activities.

SUNY Canton Adopts New Emergency Notification System

Rave Mobile SecurityCollege officials will signal the beginning and ending of the shelter in place exercise by using its new Canton Rave Alert system.

“Everyone with a campus email address should receive notification of the drill,” said Kyle A. Brown, the chief information officer for both SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam. “Many of the subscribers will also receive text and voice messages as well. The new Rave system completely integrates with Facebook and Twitter and will create a single, unified message delivered across all platforms.”

The college formerly used New York Alert (NY-Alert) in a similar capacity, but found Rave to be a more viable long-term solution for addressing campus emergencies, notifications and weather related cancellations. Earlier in the semester, the college encouraged that faculty, staff and students enroll in the NY-Alert. Brown said those who enrolled previously have been loaded into the new system. During a series of campus communications, college officials will ask the on-campus community to update their information in anticipation of the practice lockdown.

SUNY Potsdam is also planning to roll out its own Potsdam Rave Alert system within weeks of SUNY Canton’s drill. The two colleges purchased the service together through shared services personnel in the Administrative Affairs division. The efficient strategies used to levy shared procurement were implemented by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. Combined purchasing allows both colleges to adopt new technologies with significant savings to both campuses.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III. To learn more, visit www.canton.edu.

SUNY Canton Celebrates University Police Appreciation Day

Friday, February 26th, 2016

SUNY Canton’s staff and students thanked the college’s University Police Department for keeping the college safe. During a surprise ceremony on Wednesday (Feb. 24) each of the officers was presented with a basket filled with gift cards, stress balls, coffee cups, candy and personalized t-shirts designed by students.

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“The Student Government Association (SGA),  the Student Affairs office and the College Association all wanted to thank the officers for all they do to support its students,” said Khaina A. Solomon, a SUNY Canton Management major and SGA President. “Nearly everyone I know appreciates all the work University Police does for the campus.”

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University Police provides a safe and secure environment for the entire campus community and assists local law enforcement agencies. Most recently, an officer helped save a life by administering Naxolone (also known as Narcan) to an unresponsive overdose victim at an off-campus residence. Numerous other officers have been heralded for their life-saving efforts both locally and statewide.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

University Police Officer Honored for Life-Saving Tactics

Monday, December 14th, 2015

filiatrault_sethThe Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS) has commended the work of SUNY Canton University Police Officer Seth A. Filiatrault following his life-saving intervention at an off-campus residence on November 30.

Filiatrault administered a presumably life-saving dose of Naxolone (also known as Narcan) to an unresponsive victim. Narcan is used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The patient responded to the treatment, which allowed time for medical crews to arrive and provide transport to the hospital.

“Officer Filiatrault and his law enforcement colleagues are to be commended for their professionalism and rapid response, and for reversing a potentially tragic situation,” said PBA of NYS President Peter Barry, who is also the university police officers director.

The PBA of NYS executive director Dan De Federicis added, “State University Police officers were among the first to be trained and equipped with Narcan in New York. The PBA of NYS is proud to represent such professional and well-trained police officers.”

Among the other officers and agencies to assist with the intervention were St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies, Canton Village Police Department and Canton Fire and Rescue.

SUNY Canton University police were among the very first officers trained to use Narcan in St. Lawrence County. University Police Officer John Hudson trained many of the officers from other area agencies on its use.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

WPBS Presents One-Hour Public Eye Special Edition: Title IX: Sexual Harassment in Colleges

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

WPBSWPBS, the two-nation public broadcasting station will air a special one-hour broadcast, Public Eye Special Edition with Jeff Cole: TITLE IX: Sexual Harassment in Colleges on Monday, April 13, at 10 p.m. and again on Sunday, April 19, at 8 a.m. Viewers will also have the opportunity to watch this Special Edition of Public Eye online at watch.wpbstv.org after the broadcast.

Host Jeff Cole will take an in-depth look at the issues of sexual assault on college and university campuses as well as the new state rules and federal Title IX regulations that are changing the way higher educational institutions handle sexual assault cases, including those at the four Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley: Clarkson University, St. Lawrence University, SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam.

Viewers will first hear from college faculty and administrators about the steps they are taking to prevent sexual assaults on their campuses in the first place and what they are doing to handle cases of sexual assault once they are brought forward by a victim. The discussion will help viewers understand how victims are in charge of the investigation process, why sexual assault cases don’t immediately go to the local police, and what steps colleges and universities must take under the law to process sexual assault cases and mitigate the potential for contact between the victim and the accused.

Viewers will also hear from a panel of representatives that will dissect the issue even further and respond directly to questions about the topic of sexual assault in a college setting.

Dr. Kristin G. Esterberg is the new president of SUNY Potsdam. While she is a relative newcomer to the North Country, and new to SUNY, she was appointed last fall by SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher to SUNY’s Sexual Assault Prevention Workgroup, which led to the adoption of a comprehensive system-wide uniform sexual assault policy for all 64 SUNY campuses.

With more than 18 years of experience as a campus safety officer, Pat Gagnon is St. Lawrence University’s director for Safety and Security. As head of the department, he has the responsibility of aiding and assisting campus investigations as well as working closely with local law enforcement agencies to help prevent crime on campus. As a result, Gagnon has had to investigate a number of sexual assault reports, all of which, he says, can have their own unique challenges.

Finally, Caitlin Hill is a legal advocate for the St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House, a local organization based in St. Lawrence County that responds to the needs of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Renewal House staff and volunteers who receive regular sexual training often work with the Associated Colleges member campuses to provide resources to victims of sexual violence and sexual assault.

This Special Edition of Public Eye with Jeff Cole is sponsored in part by AAUW, District 7.

About Clarkson University

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

About St. Lawrence

Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students located in Canton, New York. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. Visit www.stlawu.edu.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses, as well as 10 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA. For more information, visit www.canton.edu.

About SUNY Potsdam

Founded in 1816, and located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges. SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls approximately 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its handcrafted education, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher training and leadership in the performing and visual arts. Find out more at www.potsdam.edu.

About WPBS-DT

WPBS-TV is a non-profit public television station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout Northern New York and Eastern Ontario. WPBS-TV’s mission is to educate, entertain and inform our two-nation audience through superior local and national content and media engagement in order to enhance the lives of those it serves. More information about WPBS is available at www.wpbstv.org, or by following WPBS on Twitter and Facebook.

SUNY Honors University Police for Heroism

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Three members of SUNY Canton’s University Police Department received the State University of New York’s Heroism Award.

Deputy Chief Alan P. Mulkin, Lt. Brian E. Kurish, and Officer Daniel V. Callahan were awarded alongside Canton Village Sgt. James Santimaw for saving a student’s life during the spring 2014 semester.

Kurish, Mulkin, McBride

Through a coordinated effort stemming from a phone call from a student in distress, the four officers helped rescue a student from hanging and potentially drowning in the Grasse River.

Former Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman previously awarded the officers for their heroism at the SUNY Canton Recognition Day ceremony.