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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 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.

Criminal Investigation Student Wins Award From SUNY Police Chiefs

Friday, June 29th, 2012

A volunteer firefighter and EMT who responded to the SUNY Canton Fire in Cook Hall was awarded for his dedicated volunteerism and work ethic.

Criminal Investigation Student Eli Max Receiving an Award

University Police Lieutenant Brian E. Kurish, University Police Chief Lisa E. Colbert, Criminal Investigation major Eli Max, Criminal Investigation Associate Professor Susan Buckley, and Criminal Investigation Instructor Elizabeth A. Erickson presenting Max with the Dr. McBride Criminal Justice Student Achievement Award from the SUNY University Police Chiefs Association.

Eli Max, a criminal investigation major from Freeport who currently resides in Canton, recently received the $500 Dr. McBride Criminal Justice Student Achievement Award presented by the SUNY University Police Chiefs Association.

“Eli represents the attributes we look for and foster in our students,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Carli C. Schiffner, who will become the College’s Interim President on Sept. 1 following President Joseph L. Kennedy’s retirement. “He’s enthusiastic about his education and has all of the qualities of an exceptional leader. These qualities will serve him well in his future law enforcement career.”

Max is a student dispatcher for the SUNY Canton University Police, a volunteer firefighter and EMT with both the Freeport Fire Department and the Canton Volunteer Fire Department. After graduation, he’s hoping to become a detective with the New York City Police Department. Max is also the secretary for the Criminal Justice Student Organization. He was one of the inaugural members of the “Be Proud” program which is designed around the criminal justice certificate program and offers block scheduled courses mirroring a professional work environment.

“Eli was one of the first firefighters on the scene of our Feb. 10 fire in Cook Hall,” noted Elizabeth A. Erickson. “He’s demonstrated a commitment to his course work and excellent time management skills. He has maintained excellent grades on top of working long nights and weekends.”

The Dr. McBride Criminal Justice Student Achievement Award is given annually in recognition of Dr. Bruce McBride, who was instrumental in the evolution of the University Police agency and is heralded as establishing the respected professional requirements for University Police officers.