GCC grads join SUNY Alfred police

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.

ALFRED – A Nunda Police officer and a SUNY Geneseo graduate are among three new officers in the University Police Department at Alfred State College.

Casey Chatley, current a police officer for the Town and Village of Nunda Police Department, and Cory Thomas. who has a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo, both earned associate degrees from GCC.

They were joined by Danielle Adymy, a graduate of Erie Community College, among the department’s newest officers. They were officially sworn in by Alfred State Officer-In-Charge Dr. John Anderson and have begun working at UPD.

Chatley and Thomas are both Bureau of Municipal Police certified and have begun their field training. They will spend the next four weeks with Alfred State field training officers, Anderson said.

Chatley graduated from GCC in 2009 with her associate degree in applied science in criminal justice. She graduated 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 has an associate degree in general studies/science from GCC and a bachelor’s degree in political science from SUNY Geneseo. He also graduated from the Rural Police Training Academy through Genesee Community 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,” Scott Richardson, chief of the University Police Department, said in a news release.

Richardson said 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.

Adymy is attending the Alfred State Police Academy and will graduate in October. She will begin her field training after graduation.

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 Highmark Stadium), where she oversaw traffic and crowd control for concerts and Buffalo Bills games.

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