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
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.
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