Bartolomei named acting chief of UPD

Published January 31, 2018

Chris Bartolomei, assistant chief of university police since 2013, has been appointed acting chief of police.

Bartolomei assumes the position with the retirement of Chief Gerald W. Schoenle Jr., who led University Police for the past 12 years.

A national search for Schoenle’s replacement will begin soon, says Laura Hubbard, vice president for finance and administration.

.Bartolomei has more than 22 years of campus law enforcement experience, with seven of those at the command level. He also works as an accreditation assessor for the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services.

Prior to becoming assistant chief at UB, Bartolomei was assistant chief of patrol operations, where he supervised 45 uniformed patrol officers and nine lieutenants. He also was responsible for creating policies that align patrol functions with community service expectations; revising the internal investigations and citizen complaint process; initiating labor-management meetings and developing policies to address long-standing issues. He led the department in achieving accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Authorities and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

Bartolomei holds a master’s degree in criminal justice administration, and has completed formal training at the FBI National Academy, the Secret Service Dignitary Protection Program and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association.