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University Police Staff

Thomas Rehberg – Acting Chief of University Police

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Joseph Marotta - Police Officer

Officer Joseph Marotta was appointed by NYS University Police of Albany in July of 2016, and transferred to SUNY Cobleskill in June of 2018. Joe started his law enforcement career in January of 2014 as a Correction Officer at the Greene County Jail in Catskill, NY. Prior to law enforcement, Joe was an Automotive Technician, having worked for Toyota, Ford, and Subaru. Joe holds an Associate’s Degree in Automotive Technology from Columbia-Greene Community College.

Edward Meyers - Police Officer

Officer Edward Meyers is in his 19th year of service with the New York State University Police, initially hired at SUNY Delhi and serving most recently at the University at Albany.  Officer Meyers is an instructor of several courses of instruction including defensive tactics, active shooter response, general topics, and IRTB (Initial Response to Terrorist Bombings).  Officer Meyers is also a Police Canine instructor and evaluator.  In his spare time Ed is the head trainer/sales director for Darkhorse K9 Services (DHK9) which provides training to civilians and police in areas such as obedience, detection, tracking, and protection.  DHK9 also raises, trains, and sells K9 assets for police agencies.  DHK9 has supplied K9’s utilized by agencies such as the Cobleskill Police Dept, the New York State Police, the Sheriff’s Offices of Albany, Schenectady, Greene, Ulster, and Warren Counties, Delhi Police Dept, Saugerties Police Dept. and has even supplied explosive detection assets to the United Nations. 

Carlianne Rubin - 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.

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.