Police chief earns 'Breaking Glass Ceiling' award

Cynthia Adam.Cynthia R. Adam, chief of University Police at SUNY Oswego, was one of 27 women to receive annual “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” awards from the National Center for Women and Policing on Sept. 24.

Named chief in 2007, Adam joined SUNY Oswego’s police force in 1983. She recently earned her master’s degree in counseling and psychological services from SUNY Oswego and holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Marshall University. Adam graduated from the Division of Criminal Justice Services Law Enforcement Executive Institute in 2006.

For much of her career, Adam has served on a variety of state, regional, community and campus committees working in the areas of alcohol and other drug interventions and domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and investigation. She also has studied mediation models and multicultural diversity as those topics relate to college environments.

The National Center for Women and Policing is a nationally recognized organization bringing together women from all ranks of law enforcement.

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(Posted: Oct 16, 2009)

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