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Academy Director's Profile

Albert "Sonny" Duquette is a Retired Major Crimes Division Detective Sergeant, where he worked the 32 townships within St. Lawrence County for the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, retiring with over 22 years of service.

Albert "Sonny" Duquette and Gary Jarvis

Pictured: Director Albert "Sonny" Duquette with past St. Lawrence County Sheriff Gary Jarvis

Duquette started out his career in 1990 where he worked his way through the ranks of road patrol deputy, field training officer, S.W.A.T. team member, police academy instructor, road patrol sergeant and detective sergeant, retiring in 2012 and heading the Police Academy in the fall of 2013.

Along with his investigatory duties, Duquette was the lead defensive tactics instructor at the David Sullivan Police Academy in Canton, as well as the lead regional instructor-in-charge of Municipal Police Training to officers from the Massena, Potsdam, Ogdensburg, Canton and Gouverneur police departments and the sheriff's patrol.

Duquette is a 2010 U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee.


David Sullivan- St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy
SUNY Canton
34 Cornell Drive
Dana Hall
Canton, NY 13617
Phone: 315-386-7136
Fax: 315-386-7949