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A Message from the Chief

Congratulations and welcome to SUNY Oswego! The University Police Department is made up of sworn, non sworn and civilian members, whose primary goal is to ensure a safe and secure campus atmosphere that is conducive to learning. To that end, the campus is patrolled 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by New York State certified police officers, who have also experienced college life from the student perspective. We will be here to inform, protect and assist you throughout your SUNY Oswego experience.

As a new student you will be inundated by information from a variety of sources, including our department. This web page is designed to help introduce you to our department, its operation, and functions, and to help you find the information most pertinent to you. The page also provides a wide variety of information on personal safety issues, policies and procedures that are important to all students. Please take the time to navigate through each of the links below and review the information they contain. You will find the information very useful as you start your SUNY Oswego experience and as a resource for the future. If you have any questions after reviewing this site, please don't hesitate to contact our department. We would be happy to assist you any way we can.

On behalf of the members of the University Police Department, good luck with the upcoming school year and your educational pursuits.


Chief John Rossi

Contact us
Information on how to contact University Police, whether it is by phone, fax, e-mail or in person. You will also find information on how to anonymously express your concerns. Also see: Emergency telephone numbers.

University Police
Here you will find the University Police home page with a basic statement about the University Police function

University Police officers
General Information about SUNY Oswego University Police Officers including training, qualifications and authority

Parking Information
Information on registering your car, appealing tickets, paying fines, parking regulations, maps and the Centro bus schedule

Map of the campus with buildings and numbered parking lots and information on proper parking decal placement

Crime statistics
Here you will find "Your Guide to Personal Safety" which contains crime statistics and personal safety information pursuant to the Campus Security Act as well as the SUNY Oswego University Police Annual Reports outlining department operations for the past several years. Each report contains calendar year reports of crime statistics, arrest statistics and services provided

Community awareness
Information on community information programs, Sexual Offender Registry, Self Defense Education (RAD) and information to help deal with selected situations

Police Blotter
Take a look at recent University Police activity

Various laws
Information on certain New York State laws including computers, self defense sprays, harassment, stalking, bikes and skates

NYS University Police
Pathfinder Hall
SUNY Oswego
Oswego, NY 13126
Police: 315.312.5555
Fax: 315.312.2155