University Police

For Emergencies call: 315-386-7777

University Police
Dana Hall 108
Phone: (315) 386-7777
Fax: (315) 386-7949

Our department is comprised of 10 sworn police officers and one support staff. Our primary purpose is to provide a safe and secure environment for the campus community as well as the general public.

University Police stand in front of the Dana Hall entrance.


The University Police Department is dedicated to maintaining and promoting a safe and secure atmosphere that is conducive to the educational mission of the University. The department is responsible for the protection of life, property, and safety of those who live, work, and visit the SUNY Canton campus. The University Police Department upholds the college's policies and procedures, laws of New York State and the United States Constitution in a fair and equitable manner in an ever-changing society. We are committed to providing safety awareness programs, training opportunities to the campus community and regional law enforcement training.


New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Program - Accredited AgencyThe University Police Department at SUNY Canton received the initial New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services (DJCS) Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation Award on December 7th, 2023. This is achieved by demonstrating a high level of excellence and professionalism in the field of law enforcement by meeting the 111 best practice standards established by the NYS Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation Council. View the DJCS standards.