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.

Guiding Principles

The University Police Department provides service by adhering to the following principles:

  • Respect – Every individual will be treated with respect.
  • Education – Every interaction is an educational opportunity.
  • Diversity – Recognize and appreciate the values each individual brings to the campus.
  • Commitment – To the mission of the college. Strive for personal and professional excellence.
  • Participation – Be an integral part of and participate in the life of the college.
  • Integrity – Do the right thing for the right reason when nobody is watching.

Vision and Goals

  • Provide protection of persons and property through crime and loss prevention initiatives.
  • Achieve voluntary compliance with rules, regulations, ordinances, and laws through equal application of enforcement.
  • Establish a cohesive and supportive work environment – one that encourages innovation with an emphasis on the quality of service.
  • Promote campus-wide awareness of safety issues.
  • Continue to develop a University Police Department that is a forerunner in the field, widely respected and trusted.


For emergencies on campus, dial x911

UPD Anonymous Tip Line 845-257-2230

Contact the department:

University Police Department
SUNY New Paltz

David Dugatkin, Chief of Police
1 Hawk Drive, Service Building #100
New Paltz, NY 12561-2443
Email: dugatkind@newpaltz.edu

Office: Service Building 100
Phone: (845) 257-2222
TTY: (845) 257-3369
Fax: (845) 257-3334
Department email: upd@newpaltz.edu