University Police


Emergencies: x911 (on campus) | (845) 257-2222 (office phone)

Anonymous Tips: Dial (845) 257-2230 or Submit an Anonymous Tip Form

Emergencies: Dial x911 (on campus) or (845) 257-2222


Anonymous Tips: Dial (845) 257-2230 or Submit an Anonymous Tip Form

Mission Statement

The State University of New York at New Paltz University Police Department is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and secure environment that is conducive to the educational mission of the college.

Chief Mary Ritayik

Message from Chief Ritayik

On behalf of the men and women of the New York State University Police Department at SUNY New Paltz, we would like to welcome you to our website.  

The University Police Department (UPD) provides the campus with a full-time, around the clock police agency composed of fully sworn service-oriented, professional police officers committed to the concept of community policing.  Community policing is a philosophy of becoming involved with the people we serve, building collaborative partnerships and working together as a team.  We are an accredited agency through New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services. This means that our policies and procedures adhere to the highest standards of law enforcement in the state. Read Cheif Ritayik's Full Message

University Police: Standing Against Racism

The SUNY New Paltz University Police Department (UPD) is committed to serving the campus community and contribute to a campus culture that is free of racism and discrimination of any kind. We stand against racism, and we are committed to fair and equitable policing.

We do not tolerate acts of racial violence or oppression in our department or our community. UPD officers, like all SUNY New Paltz employees, must maintain an environment free from harassment, discrimination and sexual harassment. We will not tolerate discrimination of any kind in our ranks and will take appropriate actions for violations of these policies.

Read More About Our Commitment to Anti-Racism