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Upstate's Police Chief Waltz installed as president of statewide SUNY police chief group

SYRACUSE, N.Y.-- D. Paul Waltz, chief of University Police at Upstate Medical University, has been installed as president of SUNY Chiefs of Police Association, which represents 30 SUNY campus police departments across the state. The installation ceremony took place April 21 at the association’s annual meeting, held in Cooperstown.

Waltz also currently serves as president of the CNY Chiefs of Police Association.

Waltz was appointed chief of Upstate’s University Police force in 2014, having served as deputy chief upon joining Upstate in 2008. At Upstate, Waltz oversees a 120-plus member police and public safety department. Among this numerous accomplishments is his work to strengthen the department’s community outreach, having participated in various health fairs offering community safety & security tips.

Previously, Waltz served supervising investigator and regional director with the New York State Division of Investigations; and as a senior police investigator with the New York Office of the Attorney General. He also has worked for East Syracuse and Marcellus police departments and Onondaga County Major Felony Unit.

Waltz has been honored often for his bravery, heroism and for distinguished public service.