Staff

Frank Lawrence - Chief of University Police

Frank Lawrence was appointed Chief of the SUNY Cobleskill University Police Department in 2008. Frank retired from the New York State Police in 1996 where he served as a member of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Prior to joining the NYSP he was employed as a member of the Little Falls, New York Police Department where he attained the rank of Sergeant. Upon his retirement from the State Police he served as Director of Campus Safety and Security and Judicial Affairs at Herkimer County Community College and most recently he served as Director of Campus Safety and Security at Onondaga Community College. Frank is a graduate of Empire State College of Saratoga, NY with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.

 

Dorothy Lawyer – Secretary

Dorothy has been the secretary for the Cobleskill University Police Department since 1987, prior to that she was a replacement postal clerk at the former Lawyerville Post Office. Dorothy has an Associate's degree in Secretarial Science from SUNY Cobleskill, and one of her specialized duties for the University Police Department is the registration of all faculty, staff, and student vehicles that are brought to the campus.

 

Daniel Kowalski – Lieutenant

Dan joined the University Police at SUNY Cobleskill in 1988 and was appointed to Lieutenant in 1993. His previous experience includes being a Unit Supervisor for Parsons Child Family Center in Albany. Dan has a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from Buffalo State College. He is a certified radar operator and certified police instructor. Lt. Kowalski enjoys interacting with the students and supports community policing efforts on campus.

 

Michael Santulli - Lieutenant

Mike joined the University Police Department at Cobleskill in June of 1993. Prior to that he was a Public Safety Officer at SUNY Central Administration for seven years. He has a B.A. degree in Public Justice and History from SUNY Oswego along with graduate study in Criminal Justice at SUNY Albany. He served in the U.S. Army Military Police and is certified as a Field Training Officer, Police Instructor and Instructor Evaluator.

 

Thomas Rehberg – Lieutenant

Thomas joined the University Police Department at Cobleskill in May 2000 and was appointed as a Lieutenant on November 11, 2010. Prior to that, he was employed by the NYS Department of Correctional Services as a Corrections Officer for eight years, serving in several different facilities. Thomas graduated from the State University Police Academy as the class "Top Gun." He holds an Associate's Degree from SUNY Cobleskill and is a DCJS Certified Drug Recognition Expert.

 

John Bagdovitz - Police Officer

John was appointed to the Cobleskill University Police Department in 1986 and is a graduate of SUNY Cobleskill. He is a certified radar operator and is also one of the department's bike patrol officers. John is an advisor to the Photo Club and the Catholic Campus Ministry. John is also a certified Verbal Judo instructor.

 

Kenneth Hammond - Police Officer

Ken has been a University Police Officer since January 2003 and has recently been appointed to the University Police Department at Cobleskill in 2014. He is a certified radar/Lidar operator, breath test operator and has training in advanced roadside drug enforcement. Ken is also one of the departments's bike patrol officers. He holds an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Hudson Valley Community College. In his spare time he enjoys golfing and riding snowmobile.

 

Gregory McPherson - Police Officer

Greg was appointed to the University Police Department in 2005. Before coming to SUNY Cobleskill, Greg worked at the SUNY College of Westbury as a Police Officer. Greg has an AAS degree in Criminal Justice from Hudson Valley Community College. He is also a certified EMT-B. Greg enjoys the college atmosphere and he believes strongly in community policing.

 

Erik Petersen - Police Officer

Erik was appointed to the University Police Department in 2014. Prior to coming to SUNY Cobleskill, Erik was employed as a Public Safety Officer at Rochester Institute of Technology. Erik has a BS Degree in Criminal Justice from Rochester Institute of Technology.

 

Eric Poggoli - Police Officer

Eric joined the University Police Department at Cobleskill in 2009. Prior to coming to Cobleskill he has served as a University Police Officer at SUNY Potsdam since 2005. He holds an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Hudson Valley Community College. Eric is a DCJS Certified Police Instructor.

 

Carlianne Rubin - Police Officer

Carli was appointed to the University Police Department in 2014. Prior to coming to SUNY Coblekskill, Carli worked as a Client Service Representative at an Animal Health Center. Carli has a BA Degree in Criminal Justice from Plattsburgh and an AAS Degree in Criminal Justice/Police Science from Adirondack Community College.

 

Steven Spinicchia - Police Officer

Steve was appointed to the University Police Department in 2009. Before coming to SUNY Cobleskill, Steve worked at SUNY Oswego as a Police Officer. Steve has an AAS degree in Criminal Justice from Schenectady County Community College. Steve believes strongly in the community policing philosophy and enjoys working in the college environment.

 
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