Alfred State and the State University Police Department are pleased to announce that Jeffrey Wilcox has been promoted to the position of lieutenant within the University Police Department, effective April 7.
Wilcox graduated from the Rural Police Training Institute police academy in Batavia in 2000, and soon after, began his law enforcement career at SUNY Binghamton. After some time at Binghamton, Wilcox transferred to Alfred State. He then left for SUNY Geneseo, but returned to Alfred State after a couple of years.
In addition to his full-time position at the college, Wilcox currently serves as the chief of police for the Town of Nunda Police Department, a position he has held since 2006. As chief, Wilcox is a member of the Livingston County Law Enforcement Council and a board member of the Livingston County Drug Task Force.
During Wilcox’s time at Alfred State, he has performed the duties of a police officer on all three shifts and become a familiar face not only on the Alfred campus, but also on the Wellsville campus. Wilcox is engaged with the students, faculty, and staff in a number of different ways, and as such, has a strong network across the campus.
Most recently, Wilcox has been instrumental in working with other departments on campus to develop, coordinate, and implement a number of community policing and civic engagement projects. Some of these include Naloxone training for law enforcement and civilians, Child Passenger Seat Safety Program, Coffee with a Cop, Green Dot Bystander Intervention, and Fair and Impartial Policing.
“Lt. Wilcox has the ability to think outside of the box and try different ideas to engage with our students, faculty, and staff,” said Matthew Heller, chief of police at Alfred State, “and will be a great addition to the University Police Command staff.”
Wilcox has an extensive training history. Some of these trainings include police general topics instructor, police field training officer, a course in police supervision, New York State law enforcement accreditation manager, Glock Armorer, and numerous FEMA incident command classes. He has taught at the Rural Police Training Institute in Batavia and is one of the department’s firearms instructors.
In addition to his service as a police officer, Wilcox served in the United States Navy from 1987 to 1993, holding the position of fireman on the USS Kitty Hawk.
After his military time, Wilcox earned his AAS degree from Corning Community College and completed his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice at SUNY Brockport.