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SUNY Canton Launches New Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

The college will invest $10 million over five years in a new state-of-the-art home for its expanding Criminal Justice programs.

SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran announced that the college is creating a new Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity. 

Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence & Cybersecurity

“By aligning the college’s related programs to create a comprehensive criminal justice center, we are positioning ourselves for local, state and federal partnerships,” Szafran said. “This will offer our students the most up-to-date academic experience and position them for employment.”

The center includes the college’s computer-focused Cybersecurity program and the fully-online Emergency Management program.

The college has committed $10 million over five years to establish the center in Dana Hall, which is currently under renovation and slated to go back online in fall 2020. Part of the investment will fund several brand-new facilities, including a Criminal Investigation laboratory, a crime scene staging room, and a $500,000 state-of-the-art cybersecurity computer laboratory in Nevaldine Hall.

Professor Elizabeth A. Brown, Ph.D., SUNY Canton’s Criminal Justice Department chair, will be the director of the center. Brown is a former latent print examiner for the Onondaga County Center for Forensic Sciences and also worked as a forensic scientist for the Indiana State Police Laboratory. She has won multiple awards during her tenure at SUNY Canton and published a laboratory textbook on forensic investigations.

“Our Homeland Security and Emergency Management programs are collaborating with our Cybersecurity program,” Brown said. “Our Criminal Investigation and Law Enforcement Leadership programs all share a similar connection and our two-year programs ladder seamlessly into our four-year programs. It is going to make for a complete college experience for anyone who is interested in a multi-faceted approach to the criminal justice and security fields.”

Dana Hall External CG mock-up

The center will expand relationships with state-wide law enforcement and corrections agencies. SUNY Canton is currently home to the St. Lawrence County-David Sullivan Law Enforcement Academy and the SUNY Canton Corrections Academy, which will also operate out of the center.

The center will initially house six academic programs and serve more than 500 students. There are currently more than 10 full-time faculty members with extensive professional experience who teach in these well-established programs. The college also plans to add future degrees in Forensic Criminology and Crime Analysis.

The degrees initially offered through the SUNY Canton Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence, and Cybersecurity include the:

  • Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity 
  • Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation 
  • Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Leadership 
  • Bachelor of Technology in Homeland Security 
  • Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management 
  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

Related minors include:

  • Forensic Science
  • Criminology
  • Corrections
  • Homeland Security
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Cybersecurity

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. 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 placed first in 14 categories in a SUNY-Wide Student Opinion Survey, most notably in career services, tutoring, library resources, and classroom facilities.

Area Police Officers Graduate from SUNY Canton’s Law Enforcement Academy

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Most of the area’s newest police officers started their careers at SUNY Canton’s St. Lawrence County-David Sullivan Law Enforcement Academy.

The academy recently celebrated its 23rd graduation ceremony, recognizing its 2018 class of 13 cadets.

Deputy Greg Anderson salutes Undersheriff Brooks Bigwarfe

Pictured is St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Deputy Gregory Anderson saluting St. Lawrence County Undersheriff Brooks Bigwarfe after receiving his badge at the St. Lawrence County David Sullivan Law Enforcement Academy Graduation.

“It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to work with these individuals over the last several months,” noted Academy Director Joseph W. Brown. “Always remember to serve your communities with dignity and respect. You will represent your agencies with integrity and dedication.”

Brown also challenged the graduates to continue their training at every opportunity. “The job is always changing, and you must evolve with it,” he said.

Director Joe Brown presents an award to Officer Katherine Burnham

Pictured is St. Lawrence County David Sullivan Law Enforcement Academy Director Joseph Brown presenting Massena Police Officer Katherine Burnham with an award for overall effort at the Academy’s graduation ceremony.

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.

2018 Class of Cadets

The 2018 class of St. Lawrence County David Sullivan Law Enforcement Academy Cadets.

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:

  • Gregory J. Anderson, who began a career as a St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputy. Anderson won a defensive tactics award, a firearms award and an emergency vehicle operations award.
  • Clifford S. Barnes, who began a career as a St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police officer.
  • Tewasherake Barnes, who began a career as a St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police officer.
  • Joshua Belile, who completed pre-employment training. Belile received an award for earning the highest GPA in the academy and graduated from the college’s Homeland Security program.
  • Joshua L. Burke, who began a career as a Norwood Village Police officer.
  • Katherine Burnham, who began a career as a Norfolk Village Police officer. Burnham won the academy director’s award for overall effort and also graduated from the college’s Criminal Investigation program.
  • Jenna L. Kiskiel, who completed pre-employment training and was then hired by the Rome Police Department. Kiskiel graduated from the college’s Criminal Investigation program.
  • Alex M. Lambiaso, who completed pre-employment training. Lambiaso graduated from the college’s Criminal Investigation program.
  • Matthew T. Merria, who began a career as a St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputy. Merria won a physical fitness award.
  • Anthony M. Montgomery, who began a career as a Norwood Village Police officer.
  • Tylor G. Reynolds, who began a career as a Norwood Village Police officer. Reynolds served as the class vice president.
  • Tylar J. Thomas, who began a career as a St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police officer.
  • Johnathan M. Ward, who began a career as a Norwood Village Police officer. Ward served as the class President and received the David Sullivan Best Overall Cadet award.

 

About the SUNY Canton Police Academy

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. Students in the college’s Criminal Justice programs can complete their education by enrolling in the academy during their senior year.

 

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 Emphasizes De-Escalation Tactics

Friday, January 12th, 2018

The St. Lawrence County-David Sullivan Law Enforcement Academy begins its 23rd session with an emphasis on de-escalation tactics.

More than a dozen future law enforcement professionals began their training on Monday, Jan. 8, representing agencies from across the North Country.

academy cadets Gregory J. Anderson, a future St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputy, and Joshua Belile

Pictured from left are SUNY Canton police academy cadets Gregory J. Anderson, a future St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputy, and Joshua Belile, a Homeland Security major enrolled in the pre-employment portion of the academy.

According to Academy Director Joseph Brown, a SUNY Canton alumnus and a retired Massena Police Department investigator, this year’s class will learn new ways to defuse potentially dangerous situations without the use of force.

“Our cadets study of police responses,” Brown said. “In cases that end in violence, we evaluate the situation to see what could be done to de-escalate the situation verbally to bring a mutually successful end to the encounter.”

Potsdam Village Police Officer First Class Matthew A. Seymour teaches the first section of the SUNY Canton David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy.

Potsdam Village Police Officer First Class Matthew A. Seymour teaches the first section of the SUNY Canton David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy.

The academy also includes a special emphasis on community police practices, including fair and impartial policing. Brown explained that communication is key in any dealings with the public. The cadets are trained in a variety of ways to successfully bring a situation a situation of potential conflict to a positive resolution. “Body language, attention and empathy are all crucial,” he said.

New courses implemented by the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services include professional communications, procedural justice and decision making. These courses further support the academy’s current focus.

Cadets are also trained in opioid intervention and the administration of the life-saving drug Naloxone, also known as Narcan, during the first-responder section of the academy.

Tewasherake Barnes, a future St. Regis Tribal Police officer, putting a tourniquet on Anthony Mossow, a future Norfolk Town Police officer.

SUNY Canton David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy cadets learn life-saving techniques during the EMS section of the semester-long training. Pictured is Tewasherake Barnes, a future St. Regis Tribal Police officer, putting a tourniquet on Anthony Mossow, a future Norfolk Town Police officer.

“We equip our cadets with an advanced skillset they will need for their careers,” said SUNY Canton University Police Chief Alan P. Mulkin. “The majority of our courses are taught by active law enforcement officers. The men and women enrolled in our academy learn from the professionals they will be serving with when they graduate.”

SUNY Canton’s Law Enforcement Academy Training is offered in two phases. Phase one offers pre-employment training and encompasses the majority of skills necessary to become a police officer. Cadets are then eligible to complete phase two upon becoming a sworn police officer. Phase two includes, firearms, and counter terrorism training, advanced police arrest techniques, among other topics.

SUNY Canton is one of a select few academies in New York State to offer this comprehensive two-part training, which greatly benefits North Country agencies.

Students in law enforcement related programs can opt to take phase one of the training to meet their academic requirements. Those students are often recruited to fill vacancies at area police agencies, which then qualifies them to complete the academy and begin employment immediately after graduation.

 

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.

Investigative Perceptions Explored at SUNY Canton’s Law Enforcement Day

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

SUNY Canton’s seventh annual Law Enforcement Day will feature new crime scene investigation methodology and will show the limited-distribution documentary by a north country native filmmaker.

Dr. Laura PettlerLaw Enforcement Day 2017 is titled “Investigative Perceptions” and will begin at 9 a.m. Monday (March 27) in the college’s Kingston Theater. It is held by the college’s Criminal Investigation and Criminal Justice departments to highlight the latest trends and developments in the law enforcement industry. All sessions are free and open to the public, but are specifically designed for current and future police officers.

Feature presentations include:

  • A Victim Centered Death Investigations session will run from 9 to 11 a.m. with Laura G. Pettler, Ph.D., a noted authority on physical and behavioral evidence. Pettler is an expert on crime scene staging, or the manipulation of evidence to misdirect an investigation. The presentation will offer a step-by-step demonstration on how to identify, analyze, and evaluate homicide cases while preventing a case from going cold.
  • The keynote presentation will start at 1 p.m. and will include a screening of “Officer Involved,” an unreleased film exploring perspectives in contemporary American policing. The film’s director and Ogdensburg native Patrick Shaver will provide the introduction and will lead a conversation at the conclusion of the movie. Shaver documented the detailed perspectives of American police officers involved in shootings. Officer Involved was an official selection of the 2016 Knoxville Film Festival.

Criminal Justice, Criminal Investigation and related two- and four-year programs are among the most popular degrees offered at the college. SUNY Canton is also home to the state-certified David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy, which trains the majority of the North Country’s police force.

 

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 Police Academy Sees Largest Class of North Country Officers

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

The St. Lawrence County-David Sullivan Law Enforcement Academy at SUNY Canton is in full swing with the largest class in its 22-year history.

Area police agencies have sponsored 28 cadets to become police officers when they complete their training in June. An additional three students from the SUNY Canton’s Law Enforcement Leadership program are completing their education through the academy.

Kyle Fink teaches a class to 31 cadets.

Pictured is Potsdam Police Officer Kyle E. Fink teaching a penal law class to 31 cadets enrolled in the SUNY Canton David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy.

“We are the only academy for sworn law enforcement officers in St. Lawrence County,” noted Joseph W. Brown, director of operations for the Law Enforcement Academy. “We have cadets representing almost every law enforcement agency in the county and a half dozen future officers from Lewis and Hamilton counties. We also have two participants from the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police.”

Certified professional police officers present the majority of courses at the Academy. In many cases those officers are also graduates of SUNY Canton. Brown is a 1988 graduate of the college and is a retired Massena Police Department investigator.

St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin M. Wells, who is a 1980 SUNY Canton alumnus, said his office is currently sponsoring three cadets who will become deputies when they complete the rigorous training.

Two cadets sit in a police cruiser.

Law Enforcement Academy Cadets Justin G. O’Connor and Corey M. Ryan check out one SUNY Canton’s University Police vehicles. After completing the academy, O’Connor will join the SUNY Potsdam University Police Department and Ryan will join the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department.

“The Law Enforcement Academy at SUNY Canton is a valuable resource to the north country agencies,” Wells said. “This is demonstrated by the mixture of departments represented by this group of cadets. We are proud of our continued ability to turn out highly trained personnel and by the quality and professionalism of the instructors.”

SUNY Canton’s Law Enforcement Academy Training is offered in two phases. Phase one offers pre-employment training and encompasses the majority of skills necessary to become a police officer.  Cadets then are eligible to complete phase two upon becoming a sworn police officer. Phase two includes, firearms, and counter terrorism training, advanced police arrest techniques, among other topics. The academy also includes a special emphasis on community police practices including fair and impartial policing.

Students in law enforcement related programs can opt to take phase one of the training to meet their applied learning requirements. As SUNY Canton students participate in phase one, they are often recruited to fill vacancies at area police agencies, which then qualifies them to participate in phase two of the training.

“We are currently one of a few select academies in New York State that offer this comprehensive training,” said SUNY Canton Chief of University Police Alan P. Mulkin. “Phase two of our Academy is available for students who complete their introductory coursework once they have been selected for employment.”

 

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 11 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Police Academy Finishes 20th Year With 23 New Graduates

Friday, June 12th, 2015

The David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy completed its 20th year of operation by saluting 23 newly trained law enforcement professionals. More than half of those graduates were sworn in as officers for area police departments.

“Cadets complete 21 weeks of intensive and rigorous instruction,” noted Academy Director Albert R. “Sonny” Duquette. “We constantly update and revise our training sessions, so every year graduates are more than prepared to start their careers.”

The 2015 graduating class of the David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy stands with Academy Director Albert R. “Sonny” Duquette.

The 2015 graduating class of the David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy stands with Academy Director Albert R. “Sonny” Duquette.

In addition to the traditional Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Vehicle Operation and Defensive Tactics courses, cadets are now taught to administer Narcan, a lifesaving drug used to counteract opioid overdose.

The academy recently held a graduation ceremony for this year’s class. Cadets are recognized for either completing the pre-employment training or are sworn in as officers of their respective sponsoring agencies. Among the officers and graduates in this year’s class were:

  • Dylan T. Barringer completed the pre-employment training.
  • Nicholas C. Belile was sworn in as an officer of the Norfolk Police Department.
  • Kyle J. Blackmer was sworn in as an officer of the Ogdensburg Police Department. Blackmer received an award for best overall physical fitness.
  • Jose Colon was sworn in as an officer of the Norfolk Police Department.
  • Aaron C. Emerson completed the pre-employment training.
  • Travis N. Farmer was sworn in as an officer of the Saranac Lake Police Department. Farmer received an award for best overall academics.
  • Tyler R. Greene completed the pre-employment training.
  • John R. Harriman completed the pre-employment training.
  • Sarah J. Hinrichsen completed the pre-employment training.
  • Brandon A. Huckle was sworn in as an officer of the Norwood Police Department. Huckle received a marksmanship award.
  • Travis M. Labar was sworn in as an officer of the Norfolk Police Department.
  • Holly M. Lyndaker was sworn in as a deputy of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Brooke A. Massia completed the pre-employment training.
  • Peter K. Mueller completed the pre-employment training.
  • Gregory T. Pecore was sworn in as an officer of the Malone Police Department.
  • Jay M. Peets was sworn in as an officer of the Tupper Lake Police Department. Peets received the academy director’s 110 percent award.
  • Marc R. Plante was sworn in as an officer of the Norwood Police Department.
  • Michael B. Roman completed the pre-employment training.
  • John J. Smith was sworn in as an officer of the Gouverneur Police Department. Smith received an award for arrest techniques and defensive tactics. He also won the David Sullivan best overall cadet award.
  • Codie B. Southworth completed the pre-employment training.
  • Nathan E. Stark completed the pre-employment training.
  • Kailyn Walker-Law was sworn in as an officer of the Norwood Police Department.

Of the pre-employment graduates, seven were SUNY Canton alumni.

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.

SUNY Canton Recognizes the Area’s Newest Police Officers

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Some of the newest officers in the North Country started their careers through the David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy at SUNY Canton.

Twenty-six cadets recently completed the rigorous training necessary to graduate, according to Academy Director Albert R. “Sonny” Duquette.

The 2014 graduating class of David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Police Academy at SUNY canton stand with the Academy Director Albert R. “Sonny” Duquette (center).

The 2014 graduating class of David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Police Academy at SUNY canton stand with the Academy Director Albert R. “Sonny” Duquette (center).

“The cadets graduated with a full sense of how to do their job, and do it well,” he said. “Our goal is to make our training exceed what is offered at other academies. We want all of our officers to be the best at helping their communities.”

Cadets who completed their training and became sworn officers of area police agencies include:

  • Ryan J. Cole, Canton Police Department
  • Dustin D. Currier, Massena Police Department
  • Ryan E. Davis, Ogdensburg Police Department
  • Brian R. Guiney, Fort Edwards Police Department (No Picture)
  • Kory M. Keefer, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Brittany E. Kenyon, Ogdensburg Police Department
  • Jason W. Knapp, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Marvin J. Laffin, Norfolk Police Department
  • Sean M. Lasala, Norwood Police Department
  • Robert W. Lent, Jr., St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office
  • Brandon S. Murray, Norfolk Police Department
  • Kevin M. O’Connell, St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office
  • Justin R. Polniak, Ogdensburg Police Department
  • Benjamin M. Rockwood, St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office
  • Craig A. Rogers, Sackets Harbor Police Department
  • Andrew W. Stone, Norwood Police Department
  • Heidy L. Tharrett, Sackets harbor Police Department
  • Mollie J. Towles, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Cory A. Williams, Antwerp Police Department
  • Khrystyna Yefremova, Athens Police Department

Cadets who completed the pre-employment course in preparation for their future careers as police officers include:

  • Ryan F. Dean
  • Kinga Kanczura
  • Daniel P. LaDue
  • Kelly S. LaPrade
  • Isaac D. Lashomb
  • Eric C. Miles

The Law Enforcement Academy at SUNY Canton provides further career and educational options for those studying in the criminal justice fields. Students in the college’s Law Enforcement Leadership program can complete their senior-level internship by participating in the academy training.

Cadets learn from current and former law enforcement professionals. Topics of study include defensive tactics, evidence collection, photography, radio communications, courtroom testimony, interviews and interrogations, among other topics.

 

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 eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

SUNY Canton Graduates More than 900 Students

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy conferred degrees for approximately 920 students at the College’s 104th Commencement Ceremony.

The ceremony was held today, Saturday, May 19th in the Convocation Athletic and Recreation Center, nicknamed Roos House.

Commencement 2012

“This is my 21st and final commencement at SUNY Canton,” Kennedy said. “I’m very proud of today’s graduates and I’m honored to spend the day with them and their families. I look forward to further growth and development in the College’s academic programs, with the end result of seeing even more students enroll, graduate and launch successful careers in the future.”

The President is scheduled to retire on August 31. He said he is keenly interested in future commencement ceremonies as an indicator of the College’s ongoing success. “I will always feel a sense of accomplishment when I see SUNY Canton students complete their educations,” Kennedy said.

President Kennedy congratulating students.

The top five bachelor’s degrees awarded, listed in order of popularity, were: management, criminal investigation, health care management, legal studies, and graphic and multimedia design.

The top five associate degrees with the most graduates were nursing, liberal arts, criminal justice, veterinary science technology, and business administration.

Notable honoraries at ceremony included:

  • Karen M. Spellacy, professor of economics, received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in College Service. Spellacy was awarded for providing dynamic education in her business and economics courses, in addition to her inspirational leadership in a variety of roles. Based on her tremendous service, Spellacy will assume the role of Interim Provost on Sept. 1.
  • John F. Conklin, associate professor of nursing, received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Faculty members and students have said Conklin demonstrates a deep and genuine concern for his students and helps them to succeed in any way that he can. He also was instrumental in the development of the college’s practical nursing certificate program, as well as the online Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
  • SUNY Canton Student Government Association President Daynelle N. Richards, a health care management major from Ozone Park delivered the address on behalf of her fellow graduates. Richards was selected as the recipient of the 2012 David R. Maynard Student Activities Award.
  • Kristen B. Roberts, the College’s associate director of residence life and residence director of the new Grasse River Suites was honored with the Northstar award. This award is completely determined by the student body to recognize a faculty or staff member. Roberts was selected for making a positive impression on students and their parents with her positive, can-do attitude. She’s been a role model for many students and is involved with many student-run organizations. The student government association president presented the award to Roberts.
  • State Senator Patricia A. Ritchie was presented with the Honorary Alumna Award from the SUNY Canton Alumni Association for continually supporting and promoting SUNY Canton. She recently backed the College’s newest educational options to benefit of both students and the greater North Country Community, and has demonstrated a remarkable interest in the ongoing success of the College and its graduates.

During the week prior to Commencement, the David Sullivan-St. Lawrence Law Enforcement Academy held a special ceremony for more than 20 graduates of the semester-long intensive course. Many of the Academy graduates were sworn in as new officers in area police departments.

Commencement 2012

Additionally, nearly 90 graduates of SUNY Canton’s Nursing program were recognized at a special ceremonial pinning ceremony. Registered Nurses are in high demand, and many of the graduates will immediately start their employment at area hospitals and health-care facilities.

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