Contact Us

Need Help? Call us 24/7, 365 days a year at 315.443.2224.

You can also reach us by dialing #78 (#SU) from your cell phone,
or by dialing 711 from a campus landline.

Learn more about our reduction of services because of COVID-19.

The DPS office on Main Campus is located at 005 Sims Hall, and is open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  You can also speak with Public Safety employees at security desks and other locations around campus.

If there is no emergency, we may have an online form for your needs!

These forms are submitted directly to the correct personnel. They are the most efficient way for you to speak with the right person!

  • Media/Interview Request Form: If you would like to interview someone at DPS for your media outlet or a class assignment, fill out this form. Allow up to 2 business days for a response.
  • Lost Property Form: “Do You Have My Stuff?” If you have lost something and you want to contact our Property Manager to see if we have your lost item, submit this form! Allow up to 2 business days for a response.
  • Bicycle Registration Form: To register your bicycle with DPS, fill out this form. Allow up to 2 business days for a response.
  • Request A DPS Incident Report: To request a copy of a police report from the Department of Public Safety, fill out this form. Allow up to 2 business days for a response.
  • Crime Prevention Workshop Request Form: To request a workshop or other programming from our Crime Prevention Section, fill out this form.
  • Special Events Request Form: To request a DPS officer for security or other reasons at an on-campus event, complete this form.
  • Feedback Form: To register a compliment or complaint, or to give feedback on an aspect of the department, complete this form.
  • Citizen Complaint Form: To file a formal complaint about a DPS employee with the DPS Administration, fill out this PDF form and a supervisor will contact you to discuss the matter in person.
  • Anonymous Report: To file an anonymous complaint regarding criminal activity on or near the SU campus, you may use the EthicsPoint service, a third-party service, which directs the complaint anonymously to Syracuse University’s Audit and Management Advisory Services.


General DPS Email Account: This email account is for general inquiries and is viewed Monday through Friday during normal business hours.

If you require emergency or non-emergency assistance, or would like to report an incident, please contact the DPS Communications Center at 315.443.2224.


From any phone315.443.2224
Campus Phone711
From AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint cell phones#SU (#78)
Emergency email and text messaging, from any cell
Campus Pay Phone*711


Communications Center (24/7)315.443.2224
Toll-free number for communications center1.855.443.2224

Department of Public Safety

Chief of Public SafetyRobert Maldonado315.443.8736
Deputy Chief, Law Enforcement and Community Policing DivisionJohn Sardino315.443.5479
Administrative and Operational Support
Commander, Administrative and Operational Support James A. McLellan II315.443.1746
Quartermaster/Fleet and EquipmentJoseph Dishaw315.443.3049
Manager of Records, Logistics and PropertyAmy Francemone315.443.3127
Property and Evidence Custodian OfficerMatthew Zingaro315.443.3909
Emergency Management/Business Continuity/Emergency Communications
Communications Center ManagerJohn Stephens315.443.0150
Communications Center CoordinatorsLinda Koser-Martin
Mateo Tarrats
Law Enforcement and Community Policing Division, Patrol Operations
Patrol CommanderMike Hartnett315.443.3873
Shift A Sergeants (9 p.m. to 7 a.m.)Timothy Salanger & Jeremy Welling315.443.2520
Shift B Sergeants (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.)Sean Corcoran & Keith DiBello315.443.2520
Shift C Sergeants (5 p.m. to 3 a.m.)Jon Lebaron315.443.2520
Special Events and Community Policing Services
Lieutenant, Special Events and Community Policing Services Andrew Clary315.443.8988
Lieutenant, InvestigationsRick Smith315.443.2265
DetectiveJames Hill315.443.1898
DetectiveTracey Johnson315.443.2398
DetectiveMichael Toia315.443.0340
Training/Recruitment, Staff Development, Accreditation
Sergeant, Training/Recruitment, Staff Development, AccreditationAdam Wheeler315.443.0116
Detective, AccreditationChristopher Wood315.443.2481
Officer/Training CoordinatorMichael Patsos315.443.8778
Officer/Training CoordinatorDan Lebron315.443.8746
Residential Safety and Security
Residential Safety and SecurityMain Office315.443.3202
Commander, Residential Safety and SecurityKathleen Pabis315.443.5735
Residential Safety and Security Program ManagerKaren Busse315.443.1851
Fire and Life Safety Services
ManagerJohn Rossiter315.443.5475
Fire and Life Safety Inspector SupervisorBrian Tarolli315.443.3593
Health and Safety Specialist/Assistant ManagerBrian O'Hara315.443.7567
Life Safety Compliance AdministratorRoger Stevens315.443.9588

The Department of Public Safety is part of
Campus Safety and Emergency Services.

Director of AdministrationDonna Adams315.443.2225
Associate Director of Administration and Technical ServicesChris Stewart315.952.0715
Communications ManagerChristine Weber315.443.8328
Officer CoordinatorTracy A Poushter315.443.5334

 The Office of the University Ombuds provides a venue for complaints, conflicts, or concerns that visitors do not wish to address through other official University channels.