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From the President

Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

2018-2019 Community Policing Advisory Committee

I am pleased to announce the following appointments to the 2018–2010 Community Policing Advisory Committee:

Co-chair: Crystal Rodriguez, Chief of Staff, President’s Office
Co-chair: Robert Warren, Associate Professor of Biology       

Maria Brickhouse, Coordinator of the Academic Center for Excellence, Educational Opportunity Program
Peter Carey, Chief of Police, University Police                                
Jerod Dahlgren, Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
Jill D’Angelo, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice                      
Patrick Freeman, University Police Officer 1, University Police     
Michael Heflin, Director of Equity and Campus Diversity
Karen Clinton Jones, Chief Diversity Officer, Equity and Campus Diversity
Paula Madrigal, Assistant Director of Prevention and Health Promotions, Weigel Wellness Center
Joan McCool, Director of the Counseling Center, Weigel Wellness Center
Richard Myers, University Police Officer 2, University Police                                           
Amy Pedlow, Assistant Chief of Police, University Police
Amy Rosen-Brand, Associate Director of Student Accessibility Services                  
Sarah Young, Dean of Students

Students: Bryanna Fisher, Joseph Parisse      

The Community Policing Advisory Committee serves in an advisory role to the president and the vice president for finance and management on the community-oriented policing philosophy and problem-solving initiatives of the Buffalo State campus community in partnership with the University Police Department.

The committee represents the Buffalo State community in creating, evaluating, and implementing a community-oriented policing philosophy designed to create an environment that focuses on crime prevention, problem solving, and education through partnerships among University Police, students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors. The committee is charged as follows:

  • Review the issues involved in community policing, campus safety, and crime on campus.
  • Develop ways to increase student, faculty, and staff input in University Police functions and initiatives.
  • Identify ways to enhance positive interactions between the University Police and its constituents.
  • Review complaints, trends, and statistics over regular intervals to determine the effectiveness of community policing programs and highlight any issues that need addressing.
  • Act as an advocate for University Police to the campus community and administration to support community policing initiatives.
  • Coordinate activities and share information with the Campus Safety Forum.
  • Provide advice on other police-related issues brought to it by the president or the vice president for finance and management.
  • Provide recommendations to the president and the vice president for finance and management on ways to enhance community policing on campus. Recommendations should include performance indicators or assessment strategies to help evaluate the outcomes of the recommendations, as well as an estimate of the financial and human resources needed to implement the recommendations.
  • Provide a report to the president.