University Police Department welcomes new officers

University Police Department welcomes new officers

The University Police Department (UPD) at Alfred State College recently welcomed three new officers to its ranks.

Danielle Adymy, Casey Chatley, and Cory Thomas became the newest members of the department after they were officially sworn in by Alfred State Officer-In-Charge Dr. John Anderson. 

Scott Richardson, chief of the University Police Department, said, “I am both pleased and excited to welcome Officer Cory Thomas, Officer Danielle Adymy, and Officer Casey Chatley to the NYS University Police at Alfred State College. Any time you have the opportunity to appoint a new officer to your department is exciting, and being able to appoint three new officers triples the excitement. With two of the three new appointments having graduated from the police academy, that adds to the excitement, as well.” 

Richardson noted that the department is already getting the new officers ready for the upcoming school year. 

“All three have begun their duties here at UPD,” he said. “Officers Thomas and Chatley are both BMP Certified police officers and have begun their field training. They will spend the next four weeks (160 hours) with our field training officers. Officer Adymy is currently attending the Alfred State Police Academy and will graduate in October and will begin her field training then. I couldn’t be more pleased with our three newest officers.”

Adymy graduated from Erie Community College, where she obtained her associate degree in general studies while focusing on criminal justice courses. She then graduated from a peace officer academy and was employed at the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. Adymy has experience in the Jail Management Division, Human Trafficking Unit Civil Enforcement Division, and Fingerprinting/ID Bureau. For the last four years, she worked at New Era Field (now named Highmark Stadium), where she oversaw traffic and crowd control for concerts and Buffalo Bills games.

Chatley graduated from Genesee Community College in 2009 with her associate degree in applied science in criminal justice, later graduating from the Rural Police Training Academy in March 2016. She is currently a police officer for the Town and Village of Nunda Police Department and has previously worked for the Village of Wayland Police Department, the Village of Bath Police Department, and the Village of Le Roy Police Department.

Thomas holds an associate degree in general studies/science from Genesee Community College and a bachelor’s degree in political science from SUNY Geneseo. Additionally, he graduated from the Rural Police Training Academy through Genesee Community College.

New University Police Officers Danielle Adymy, Casey Chatley, and Cory Thomas
Alfred State Officer-In-Charge Dr. John Anderson, right, swears in the newest members of the University Police Department of Alfred State. The new officers, from left to right, are Danielle Adymy, Casey Chatley, and Cory Thomas.