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(315) 312-2265

Oct. 8, 2003

CONTACT: Larry Jerrett, 312-5555


    OSWEGO -- The upcoming examination for the position of University Police Officer I will be held Dec. 6. Applications must be postmarked no later than Oct. 20.

    "A law enforcement career in a learning environment is as rewarding as it is challenging," said SUNY Oswego University Police Chief Larry Jerrett. "I encourage everyone willing to accept the challenge to apply."

    Applications and announcements can be picked up at University Police Departments or Human Resource Departments at any of the 64 SUNY campuses across the state, including SUNY Oswego's in Pathfinder Hall. The application can also be found at ocapp.pdf.

    University Police officers are sworn police officers appointed by the various SUNY campuses in the state. They are responsible for the detection and prevention of crime and the enforcement of laws, rules and regulations for the protection of people or property, and the general maintenance of peace, order and security on SUNY campuses.

    "The unique field of campus law enforcement is growing in demand nationwide," said Roger Johnson, SUNY assistant vice chancellor and director of public safety.

    Officers at SUNY campuses must be at least 21 years old, have completed at least 60 college semester credit hours, and meet certain physical, medical, psychological, background and training requirements.

    Starting salary for University Police Officer I is $34,742. (Starting salary for western Long Island, New York City and Rockland County is $35,942.) The benefit package includes individual and family medical, prescription and dental coverage, entrance into the New York State Employees Retirement System, and a wide variety of leave time and other benefits.

    Additional information is available at SUNY Oswego by calling 312-5555 or on the University Police Web site at http://www.police.
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