Four New UB Safety Officers Complete Training Program

By Mary Beth Spina

Release Date: December 4, 1996 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Four members of the University at Buffalo Department of Public Safety were among 29 new State University of New York safety officers who recently completed a special training program held at the New York State Police Academy in Albany.

The four finished a 15-week program that focused on administration of justice, basic law, campus-police procedures, firearms, defensive tactics, criminal investigations, special patrol topics and human relations in a campus setting.

Amy Pedlow of Lewiston, who has been with the UB department for the past year. She was formerly a security officer with Protection Technology and attended Buffalo State College, majoring in elementary education.

  • Tim Thompson of West Seneca, who joined the UB department in February. He has been employed by Fay's Drugs, J.C. Penney and Mercy Hospital. He has an associate's degree in criminal justice from Erie Community College.
  • Chris Bartolomei of Lewiston, who joined the UB department in May and holds a bachelor's degree from Buffalo State College.
  • Chris Ward of Rochester, who earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from SUNY Brockport and an associate's degree in liberal arts and social sciences from Tompkins Cortland Community College. He joined the UB department in May.