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The Stony Brook University Police Department is a fully accredited law enforcement agency recognized by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), and is comprised of approximately 190 employees, including 68 sworn law enforcement officers. All our members are oriented to serve the needs of our campus community.

Prior to being appointed a sworn law enforcement officer, candidates must possess a minimum of 60 college credits; pass a competitive exam and undergo an extensive background check, as well as a physical and psychological examination. Once appointed, new officers attend either the Suffolk or Nassau County Police Academy for six months of rigorous training.  Once assigned to campus patrols, officers receive additional Field Training designed to orient them to the uniqueness of policing in a campus setting. For more information about a career as a University Police Officer please view our  brochure.

Additionally, officers receive continuous in-service training in topics that include crime prevention, CPR, bias-related crime, ethical awareness, multicultural diversity, crisis intervention, firearms recertification and active shooter response. The University Police have a mutual aid agreement with the Suffolk County Police Department and a close working relationship with the New York State Police. Resources and crime information are routinely shared among these agencies.

University Police Brochure