University Police Body Worn Cameras
Having body cameras allows for a clear and transparent accounting of any and all interactions, traffic stops, etc. that may take place on our campus. The University Police Department respects the privacy of our campus community members and takes pains to balance the privacy against safety needs on campus. Cameras are a tool that will assist University Police in maintaining order and fostering a proper learning environment. Cameras protect campus community members by serving as deterrents to inappropriate action and police officers from false accusations.
UP officers have access only to their own footage. All lieutenants and the chief have access to all members’ footage, as well as their own.
It is possible for a BWC to be manually turned off or become removed from the magnetic holder during a physical encounter. Any officer intentionally turning their camera off could be subject to counseling, discipline, termination or even prosecution based on the scenario and facts. Additionally, if an officer intentionally or neglectfully turns off his/her camera they may have to document it in writing.
If the student was arrested, the Monroe County District Attorney’s (DA’S) Office will have access to the video for prosecutorial purposes. The DA’s Office will provide video to defendants as required per current rules of Discovery. Any other request to access footage may be subject to Freedom of Information Law procedures.
When an officer activates their BWC, there is a 30-second buffering period as the camera boots up to record; the buffering mode holds the previous 30 seconds of video, however there is no audio leading up to the recording. This is why we recommend and train officers to start recording prior to the contact or arrival to ensure all relevant audio is captured.
UP officers are required to have their BWC on when performing police-related activities. (Some examples of police-related activities are 911 calls, office calls, self-initiated street stops, traffic stops, and certain transports). BWC cameras are individually issued to officers. Officers remove them from the charging station at pre-shift and dock them at the end of their shift. If an officer is off-duty they generally will not have their BWC with them since the cameras are docked at the UP office.
Presenting your identification to University Police
- Our commitment to providing a safe and secure campus
- To ensure you are a student, faculty, or staff
- To make sure you are not prohibited to be on campus or restricted from certain areas of campus (PNG)(Suspension) (Revoked Privileges)
- Student no contact orders
- Order of Protections
- Outstanding wants & warrants
- When acting in the capacity as a college official or staff member performing job duties
- Consensual Interview – friendly approach, information sharing can quickly resolve cases of mistaken identity
- Reasonable Suspicion – A legal standard by which Police have the right to briefly detain for investigatory purposes. Facts or circumstances would lead a reasonable person to believe a person has committed, is committing or is about to commit a crime.
- Upon Arrest – Must provide identification to police if you are arrested
- Village of Brockport Police Department: 911
- Monroe County Sheriff’s Department: 911
- NYSP Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit: (844) 845-7269
RESTORE (Sexual Assault Services)
- RESTORE leads the community response to sexual violence through advocacy and education, by providing safety, support and validation. Services are free and confidential.
- Sarah Link (RESTORE advocate for the College
- Phone: (585) 210-3005
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 24 hour hotline: (585) 546-2777
Willow Domestic Violence
- Call 24 hour hotline: (585) 222-SAFE (7233)
- Text 24 hour hotline: (585) 348-SAFE (7233)
- Victim Services
- Suicide Hotline: (800) 784-2433
- The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information about certain crimes committed on college property.
- SUNY Brockport’s Campus Safety Report (CSR) can be found here
- Campus Crime Statistics as Defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
Career Opportunities with University Police
NYS University Police Officers are full time civil service employees who need to take and pass an approved civil service test to be eligible for appointment to an open position based on department needs.
For more information, or for test dates, please refer to the NY State Department of Civil Service website at New York State Civil Service.
Questions regarding your qualifications for examinations can also be directed to the New York State Department of Civil Service at 518-457-2487 or 1-877-NYS-JOBS
Please Note: All hiring pertaining to the aforementioned positions are done off of New York State Civil Service lists.
- Be at least 21 years old
- Must not have reached their 35th birthday
- Be a United States citizen
- Be a New York State resident
- Have completed 60 hours of college credits
- Two years of active military service with an honorable discharge may be substituted for 30 of the 60 credit hours
- Possess a valid NYS driver license
- Pass a written civil service exam and be reachable
- Pass a physical agility test (includes but not limited to: sit-ups, push-ups, 1.5 mile run)
- Pass a medical examination
- Have binocular acuity of 20/30 corrected or no less than 20/100 uncorrected
- Pass a psychological examination
- Pass an extensive background investigation
- Attend and successfully complete the police academy
- Complete a probationary period
Student Patrol, located in the Lathrop building on campus, offers students employment opportunities. These opportunities can be found on the SUNY Brockport Handshake page.
The Code of Student Conduct states the behavioral expectations and standards of conduct for all students and Student Organizations.
Any questions regarding parking can be directed to Parking and Transportation Services at (585)-395-PARK or by visiting their webpage.
Even though NYS Law has decriminalized use and possession of small amounts of Cannabis for personal use by persons 21 and older you may still be liable under SUNY Brockport’s Student code of conduct related to certain Cannabis related offenses. Please check our Cannabis & SUNY Brockport page for more information.
Any phishing scams can be reported to the 24-hour IT service Desk at (585)395-5151 Option 1 or by visiting their page.
Police officers wear uniforms to deter crime by establishing a visible presence while on patrol, to make themselves easily identifiable to non-police officers or to their colleagues who require assistance, and to quickly identify each other at crime scenes for ease of coordination. New York state Department of Criminal Justice Services requires all sworn members to wear soft body armor vests since Brockport University Police is an accredited agency.
The New York State 911 Good Samaritan Law allows people to call 911 without fear of arrest if they are having a drug or alcohol overdose that requires emergency medical care or if they witness someone overdosing. Learn more about the NYS Good Samaritan Law