Daniel Chambers Named Police Chief
Daniel P. Chambers has been appointed to the position of University Police Chief. His appointment follows a national search. Chambers has been serving the department as interim chief for nearly a year. Since May of 2012, he has been filling in for Dr. Barton Ingersoll, who has been on leave from the college.
“I am truly excited and looking forward to this new venture in my life,” said Chambers. “I have the utmost respect for the University Police Department and the members here at Oneonta. I consider the members of this department among the most professional that I have ever worked with. The Oneonta community, and especially the SUNY Oneonta community, is such a close-knit group. They have been very supportive and accepting of me since my arrival, and I look forward to developing these and creating other relationships in the future.”
A 27-year member of the New York State University Police, Chambers began his career at Morrisville State College before joining the force at Binghamton University. There, he received promotions to Lieutenant in 2000 and Investigator in 2001 before being named Deputy Chief in 2005.
Chambers reports to SUNY Oneonta Vice President for Student Development Steven Perry, who said that the new chief’s contributions to the University Police Department have been significant. “Dan Chambers has done a tremendous job since joining us as interim chief last year,” said Perry. “His leadership of the department and engagement with others in local law enforcement have been great assets. We’re pleased to have him fully assume command of our UPD.”
Additional information about the SUNY Oneonta University Police Department can be found at http://www.oneonta.edu/admin/police/.