Alfred State College is pleased to announce that Campus Public Safety Officer (CPSO) Jaime Howe was recently presented with a State University of New York (SUNY) Professional Service Award.
This system-wide honor is given to members of University Police departments for acts that greatly enhance the operation of their respective department.
“By going well above and beyond what her job duties call for, Jaime has improved the operation and the reputation of our department and University Police as a larger agency, and is a deserving recipient of the Professional Service Award,” said Alfred State University Police Chief Matthew Heller.
Oftentimes, Heller said, the most underappreciated members of any law enforcement agency are the communications personnel, such as the CPSOs.
“Our CPSOs are often the first point of contact with the public who come into our office, and have a significant role in that person’s experience with our department,” Heller said. “Jaime Howe is an outstanding CPSO, as her evaluations have routinely reflected. In addition, Jaime has taken on numerous ancillary duties that I appreciate.”
In her position, Howe spearheaded the effort to give the dispatch center a much-needed facelift, and has taken the lead on promoting the department and University Police across New York State through social media. She also routinely organizes and participates in community events across Allegany County as a child safety seat technician.
Additionally, Howe is a communications training officer, has completed the Department of Criminal Justice Instructor Development Course, is regarded as Alfred State’s primary first-aid/CPR instructor, and has represented the department’s CPSOs on numerous police department search committees.