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University Police Staff

Richard Bialkowski – Chief of University Police

Chief Bialkowski started at SUNY Cobleskill in April 2019, and brought a vast and varied amount of experience from a 27-year career in law enforcement to our campus. In 1992, he graduated from the West Virginia State Police Academy 80th basic class and worked in the City of Huntington for 2 years before moving back home to NYS. In 1994, he became employed by the Schoharie County Sheriff’s Office, and worked in Corrections as well as the Road Patrol Division as a Deputy Sheriff and a Sergeant/Investigator. In 2002, he became employed by the Cobleskill Police Department, where he became the Chief of Police from 2014-2019. Chief Bialkowski’s focus will be to upgrade the University Police Department’s technical capabilities and emergency response preparedness, as well as to further professionalize the many functions and services of the department. He also plans to expand upon the department’s current mission and vision to include a heavy focus on community service and involvement, creating many valuable and lasting community partnerships along the way. Chief Bialkowski is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy, Session # 270.

Stephanie Battisti - Secretary 

Stephanie Battisti 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 

Gregory McPherson - Lieutenant

Lieutenant Gregory McPherson 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 - Lieutenant

Lieutenant Erik Petersen 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.

Thomas Rehberg Lieutenant

Thomas Rehberg 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 Emily 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. 

Carlianne Ferretti - Police Officer

Officer Carlianne Rubin 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.

Kenneth Hammond - Police Officer

Officer Kenneth Hammond 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.

Dominic PolsinelliPolice Officer

Officer Polsinelli was appointed to the University Police Department in July 2019. He will finish his academy training in January 2020 and begin his career patrolling our campus. Prior to his appointment, he worked for the New York State Department of Correctional Services. Dominick also serves in the United States Air Force reserves. He has a B.S. Degree from SUNY Canton.

Kaitlyn Raynor - Police Officer

Officer Raynor was appointed to the University Police Department in July 2019. She will finish her academy training in January 2020 and begin her career patrolling our campus. She has a Bachelors Degree from SUNY Delhi. Prior to being appointed to NYSUP, she worked for SUNY Cobleskill in the Liberty Partnership Program.

Evan Taylor - Police Officer

Officer Evan 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.