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Law Enforcement Day Brings Nationally Known Criminal Investigation Expert to SUNY Canton

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Retired New York State Police Crime Scene Investigator and Court TV expert guest analyst Tom Martin will be the keynote speaker at SUNY Canton’s Law Enforcement Day.

Martin, who has investigated thousands of forensic cases throughout his career, has appeared on the Court TV series “Trace Evidence,” “Forensic Files,” and “On the Case with Paula Zahn.” He has also appeared on the HBO series “Autopsy” and has written several books.

Martin will discuss blood spatter analysis as part of the daylong event that begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. Martin’s presentation will begin at 1 p.m. Other scheduled speakers and topics are:

  • Stephanie Schuckers, Ph.D., associate professor at Clarkson University, will discuss fingerprint recognition software at 9 a.m.
  • Dr. Robert Stoppacher, medical examiner for Onondaga County, will discuss death investigations at 10 a.m.
  • Dwayne Wisbey, forensic document examiner for the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department and adjunct instructor at SUNY Canton, will discuss document analysis at 11 a.m.

“Law Enforcement Day gives our students and community members the chance to hear from seasoned criminal investigation experts,” said Susan E. Buckley, department chair of the SUNY Canton Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Leadership and Criminal Investigation programs. “The guest presenters will be discussing the most modern tools used to solve crimes.”

The annual event, sponsored by the College’s student chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Buckley at buckleys@canton.edu.

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Criminal Investigation Student Wins Award From SUNY Police Chiefs

Friday, June 29th, 2012

A volunteer firefighter and EMT who responded to the SUNY Canton Fire in Cook Hall was awarded for his dedicated volunteerism and work ethic.

Criminal Investigation Student Eli Max Receiving an Award

University Police Lieutenant Brian E. Kurish, University Police Chief Lisa E. Colbert, Criminal Investigation major Eli Max, Criminal Investigation Associate Professor Susan Buckley, and Criminal Investigation Instructor Elizabeth A. Erickson presenting Max with the Dr. McBride Criminal Justice Student Achievement Award from the SUNY University Police Chiefs Association.

Eli Max, a criminal investigation major from Freeport who currently resides in Canton, recently received the $500 Dr. McBride Criminal Justice Student Achievement Award presented by the SUNY University Police Chiefs Association.

“Eli represents the attributes we look for and foster in our students,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Carli C. Schiffner, who will become the College’s Interim President on Sept. 1 following President Joseph L. Kennedy’s retirement. “He’s enthusiastic about his education and has all of the qualities of an exceptional leader. These qualities will serve him well in his future law enforcement career.”

Max is a student dispatcher for the SUNY Canton University Police, a volunteer firefighter and EMT with both the Freeport Fire Department and the Canton Volunteer Fire Department. After graduation, he’s hoping to become a detective with the New York City Police Department. Max is also the secretary for the Criminal Justice Student Organization. He was one of the inaugural members of the “Be Proud” program which is designed around the criminal justice certificate program and offers block scheduled courses mirroring a professional work environment.

“Eli was one of the first firefighters on the scene of our Feb. 10 fire in Cook Hall,” noted Elizabeth A. Erickson. “He’s demonstrated a commitment to his course work and excellent time management skills. He has maintained excellent grades on top of working long nights and weekends.”

The Dr. McBride Criminal Justice Student Achievement Award is given annually in recognition of Dr. Bruce McBride, who was instrumental in the evolution of the University Police agency and is heralded as establishing the respected professional requirements for University Police officers.

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SUNY Canton Announces New Homeland Security Degree

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

SUNY Canton has added to its number of in-demand, career-oriented majors with the announcement of a new homeland security bachelor of technology degree.

“The Homeland Security Program is the perfect complement to both the criminal investigation and the law enforcement leadership programs,” said SUNY Canton Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Carli C. Schiffner. “Regardless of their major, students will be able to take advantage of course offerings in any of these programs to individualize their approach to their future careers in criminal justice.”

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The State University of New York and the State Department of Education have both granted approval for the new program. Students can apply immediately for enrollment for the Fall 2012 semester.

“We created this program to add another specialized area of education to our options available in the overall criminal justice field,” said Susan Buckley, an associate professor and the criminal investigation department chair. “The homeland security major will prepare students to deter motivated attacks on private and public assets. They will learn how to protect people, property and infrastructures.”

Buckley explained graduates of the program would potentially be eligible to work in a private security firm, private industry, or a federal, state, or local criminal justice agencies including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (the investigative branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security), the International Criminal Police Organization, the FBI, and the Transportation Security Administration, among others.

“Where it differs from our current programs is homeland security students will be able to identify a wide range of threats, both foreign and domestic, and be appropriately prepared to respond to those threats,” said Paul R. Bowdre, an assistant professor and a lead faculty member in the new program.

Among key changes in the scope of learning is the integration of technology to monitor and respond to terrorist threats, including fiscal, human resource, and technological concerns.

SUNY Canton is renowned for its course offerings and esteemed faculty in its criminal justice curricula. Criminal investigation was the College’s first four-year degree and began in 1998.

To view the full program webpage, visit http://www.canton.edu/sci_health/home/.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Manager, or call 315/386-7527.

 

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Serial Killer Sleuth Speaks at SUNY Canton’s Law Enforcement Day, May 3

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Every Move You Make - M. William PhelpsThe arresting officer in a Watertown and Loudonville serial killer case will be presenting at SUNY Canton.

Retired New York State Police Senior Investigator Jim Horton was featured in the 2005 book “Every Move You Make” by investigative journalist M. William Phelps for solving a string of homicides and burglaries committed by Gary C. Evans in the late 80s. Horton arrested Evans for murdering Douglas J. Berry, a Watertown jewelry storeowner.

Horton will be the keynote speaker at SUNY Canton’s Law Enforcement Day, an annual event sponsored by the College’s student chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association (ACJA). He will be speaking about the case involving Evans, who was an expert manipulator and a master of disguise, according to written accounts. Since cracking the case, Horton has become the assistant director of the New York State Office of Counterterrorism.

Law Enforcement Day will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. Presentations include a police canine demonstration, an overview of the “CSI Effect,” and bomb disposal and explosive devices. Horton’s keynote will be held at 6 p.m. on the same day and at the same location. All events held on Law Enforcement Day are free and open to the public.

“SUNY Canton students and members of the community can learn about a variety of subjects ranging from human trafficking to serial murderers,” said Susan E. Buckley, department chair of the criminal justice, law enforcement leadership and criminal investigation programs. “We will be expanding upon the most interesting and newest topics law enforcement officers face during their careers.”

For a complete schedule of events at Law Enforcement Day, contact Buckley at buckleys@canton.edu.

 

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