Meet the Staff

Office of the Chief

  • Chief of Police
    D. Paul Waltz Jr.
  • Deputy Chief of Police
  • Office Administrator
    Candace Ray
  • Information Officer
    DPS Lt. Christopher Goodale


Administrative Division

  • Captain Tracy Collins - Commander
  • Karen Stunzi - Staff Assistant
  • Sandra Peyer - Staff Assistant

  • William "Tony" Shea - Staff Assistant
  • DPS Lt. Mark Stafford


Investigations Division Accreditation Division

  • Lt. Paul Daugherty - Commander

  • Lt. Earl Van Antwerp - Commander


Technical Services Division

  • T/Sgt. Frank Persons
  • T/Sgt. Michael Jorgensen

  • DPS Lt. Donald Gray
  • DPS Sgt. Matthew Portnoy


Patrol Division

  • Lt. Nicholas Newcomb - Commander
  • Lt. John Stefanko - Commander
  • Police Officer Amanda Mercier
  • Police Officer Brian Burch
  • Police Officer Jonathan Christian
  • Police Officer David Cohen
  • Police Officer David Giocondo
  • Police Officer Joseph Nappo
  • Recruit Shane Dobies
  • Recruit Michael Giallanza



  • Police Officer Erika Stone - Supervisor
  • DPS Lt. Heather Echols




Public Safety Supervisory Staff

  • DPS Sgt. Frank Barrett
  • DPS Sgt. Brian Burnett
  • DPS Sgt. Peter Haske
  • DPS Sgt. Ricardo McKnight
  • DPS Sgt. Juan Mendez
  • DPS Sgt. Adem Osmanovic
  • DPS Sgt. Richard Williams
  • DPS Sgt. Patrick Williamson
  • DPS Sgt. Glenn Young


New York State University Police @ Upstate - Organizational Chart

University Police Organizational Chart 2014


Safety Videos Restricted Access

Annual Security Report PDF document