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Chief's Biography

Chief Swayze earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from SUNY Cortland with a minor in Public Administration, a master’s degree in Environmental Science from SUNY ESF, and his Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School. Swayze has also served as a federal trial attorney with a focus on 8th Amendment cases, receiving recognition from the bar for his service to low income clients. Chief Swayze has published in national journals of the American Bar Association & maintains several state certifications including group crisis intervention, trauma informed victim response, social networking investigations, internal affairs, force science, police negotiation, and he is an O.F.P.C. certified Hazardous Materials Technician and a police academy instructor. 

As an officer devoted to campus connection, his department focuses on programming and outreach like community cookouts, officer/student wellness, and “Coffee with a Cop.” Swayze has emphasized training and development for officers relevant to our campus population including de-escalation, intergroup dialogue, mental health Q.P.R., healing circles, and principled policing.

Contact Chief Swayze at [email protected].

University Police

Pathfinder Hall 
SUNY Oswego 
Oswego, NY 13126 

GPS coordinates:
43.450660, -76.547837

Contact Us

Phone: 315-312-5555

Email: [email protected]

Emergency Numbers

Campus ambulance: 315-312-5555
Emergency: 911
Oswego City Police: 911
Oswego County Sheriff's Department: 911