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Lawrence Zacarese

lawrence zacareseVice President for Enterprise Risk Management and Chief Security Officer

Lawrence M. Zacarese is the Vice President for Enterprise Risk Management and Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Stony Brook University. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the public and private sector overseeing and managing multiple law enforcement, emergency management, emergency medical services, and public safety organizations.  In his role, Zacarese provides leadership, expertise, and strategic guidance to the Stony Brook community on emergency management and business continuity, environmental health and safety, risk management, and public safety.

Zacarese is a licensed attorney and holds a JD from Touro College Law Center, as well as an MPA (Inspector General) and a BA in Forensic Psychology from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  In addition, he holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Global Security and Terrorism Studies from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia, and a New York State Paramedic Certificate from Stony Brook University.

Zacarese is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executives in National and International Security program, the 246th session of the FBI National Academy and the FBI Mid-Atlantic Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar at Princeton University.  He is a nationally recognized speaker, contributing columnist, and law enforcement subject matter expert and maintains an adjunct faculty position in the Graduate School of Professional Development at Stony Brook where he teaches Crisis Management and Legal Issues in Higher Education. 


Sara Sangiorgio
Executive Assistant
Phone: 631.632.9571
180 Administration Bldg.
Stony Brook, NY 11794