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 Student Conduct 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.

 

Stephanie Battisti - Secretary 

Stephanie joined the University Police at SUNY Cobleskill in 2016.  She has worked for New York State for 10+ years in a few different agencies.  Stephanie has a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Empire State College

 

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.

 

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.

 

Emily Croneiser Police Officer

Officer Croneiser began working at SUNY Cobleskill in July 2015. She is originally from Old Forge New York where she served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT. Emily attended the New York State University College at Oswego and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Justice. She started her career in Law Enforcement with the Herkimer County Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Officer. 

 

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 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 - Lieutenant

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 A.A.S. 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 B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice from Rochester Institute of Technology.

 

Carlianne Rubin - Police Officer

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

 

Evan Taylor - Police Officer

Officer Taylor began working at SUNY Cobleskill in July 2015. He is originally from Buffalo, New York and attended the State University of New York at Buffalo graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Evan is a member of the Army Reserves and serves as a Combat Medic with the 865th Combat Support Hospital. He began his career in police work with the Village of Coxsackie Police Department.

 

Mark Cardinali - Police Officer

Officer Mark Cardinali began working at SUNY Cobleskill in January of 2017. Prior to coming to SUNY Cobleskill, he had worked at a University Police Office at SUNY Oneonta since 2010. Mark has a B.A. Degree in Public Justice from SUNY Oswego.  Mark is a certified physical fitness instructor, defensive tactics, firearms and RAD instructor

 

Christopher LoPiano - Police Officer

Officer Christopher LoPiano joined the University Police at SUNY Cobleskill in July of 2016. Prior to working at Cobleskill Chris was a member of the University of Rochester Public Safety Department.  He holds a B.A. in Political Science from St. John Fisher College.

 

 
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