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Thursday, February 22, 2018

From the President

Posted: Friday, October 9, 2015

Community Policing Advisory Committee

I am pleased to announce the following appointments to the 2015–2016 Community Policing Advisory Committee:

Chair: James J. Sobol, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
Peter M. Carey, Chief of Police, University Police
Jerod T. Dahlgren, Director of Public Relations, College Relations
Patrick H. Freeman, University Police Officer 1, University Police
Michael A. Heflin, Director, Residence Life
Karen A. Clinton Jones, Chief Diversity Officer, Equity and Campus Diversity
Charles B. Kenyon, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, Student Affairs
Joan L. McCool, Director, Counseling Center
Amy M. McMillan, Associate Professor, Biology
Richard F. Myers, University Police Officer 2, University Police
Amy M. Pedlow, Assistant Chief of Police, University Police
Amy Rosen-Brand, Associate Director, Disability Services
Ronald D. Smith, Professor, Communication
Daniel C. Vélez, Associate Vice President, Student Success
Derek Jorden, President, United Students Government
Kobe Gyau-Boateng, Undergraduate Student Representative
Chibuzo Nweke, Undergraduate Student Representative
Pilar Nelson, Graduate Student Representative
The Community Policing Advisory Committee is a standing committee that serves in an advisory role to the president and the vice president for finance and management on the community-oriented policing philosophy and problem-solving initiatives of the Buffalo State campus community in partnership with the University Police Department.

The committee represents the Buffalo State community in creating, evaluating, and implementing a community-oriented policing philosophy designed to create an environment that focuses on crime prevention, problem solving, and education through partnerships among University Police, students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors. The committee is charged with the following:

  • Review the issues involved in community policing, campus safety, and crime on campus.
  • Develop ways to increase student, faculty, and staff input in University Police functions and initiatives.
  • Identify ways to enhance positive interactions between the University Police and its constituents.
  • Review complaints, trends, and statistics over regular intervals to determine the effectiveness of community policing programs and highlight any issues that need addressing.
  • Act as an advocate for University Police to the campus community and administration to support community policing initiatives.
  • Coordinate activities and share information with the Campus Safety Forum.
  • Provide advice on other police-related issues brought to it by the president or the vice president for finance and management.
  • Provide recommendations to the president and the vice president for finance and management on ways to enhance community policing on campus. Recommendations should include performance indicators or assessment strategies to help evaluate the outcomes of the recommendations, as well as an estimate of the financial and human resources needed to implement the recommendations.