Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

With more people being vaccinated and the desire to celebrate the end of the academic year, please remember public health guidance still recommends that you wear your mask, maintain social distancing practices, and gather with no more than 10 people only if your space allows for 6 feet of distance between each person. For more information, visit the Stay Safe website.

In this monthly update, I will address:

  • Loretta Lynch report recommendation progress
  • New peace officer academy
  • Cyber security
  • Bias investigations

Loretta Lynch Report Recommendation Progress

As we continue our work on the recommendations from the Loretta Lynch report, we have set up a page on our website to share the status of our work.

We will be updating this webpage regularly but will also share major updates in this monthly email communication.

New Peace Officer Academy

I am pleased to announce that we will be hosting a peace officer academy beginning this summer. The position was just recently posted to and we are actively recruiting. From the Loretta Lynch report, we have made many positive changes to our academy training program and we look forward to adding new individuals to our team.

Cyber Security

Scammers are becoming more creative every day. They are sending phishing emails and text messages that claim to be from people, businesses or organizations you know. Please take a moment to review important tips on how to not fall victim to these scams from the ITS Security department.

Social media is another place where scammers are getting your information. Be wary of allowing too much personal information to be made public, including your full name, date of birth, contact information, location, etc. Make sure to review your privacy settings and set up two-step authentication when you can to help make your account more secure.

Monthly Bias Update

Since my communication last month, I have no new updates to share on the status of our investigations. As we do have updates, we will update our chart on the website, and share any developments in this monthly email. It is also never too late to come forward with information. You can call the DPS at 315.443.2224, submit information anonymously via the Silent Witness tool or the Rave Guardian mobile app. In addition, to report a bias incident or to receive support, visit the Stop Bias website.

I wish all our students the best of luck as they wrap up the remainder of the semester.

Chief Bobby Maldonado