Public Safety : Officers

Chief John Dougherty
Serving Since 2002

John graduated from the Rural Police Training Institute in 2002 obtaining his New York State Law Enforcement Certification in Basic Municipal Police. John serves as a part-time Police Officer for the Alfred and Wellsville Police Departments John has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.


Officer Matthew Dodge
Serving Since 2006

Matthew graduated from the Southern Tier Law Enforcement Academy in 2005 obtaining his New York State Law Enforcement Certification in Basic Municipal Police. Matthew serves as a part-time Police Officer for the Village of Alfred Police Department. Matthew has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management and a minor in Economics. Matthew is a 2001 Alfred University Alumnus. Matthew obtained his MBA in 2013 from Alfred University. Matthew is a full-time Public Safety Officer.


Officer Ken Youngren
Serving Since 2007

Ken graduated from the Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Academy in 2015 obtaining his New York State Law Enforcement Certification in Basic Municipal Police. Ken serves as a part-time Police Officer for the Village of Andover Police Department. Ken is a 2009 Alfred University Alumnus. Ken has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Ken began with the Office of Public Safety as a Student Officer in 2007, then a part-time officer in 2010,serving now as a full time Public Safety Officer since 2013.


Officer Robert Billings
Serving Since 2011

Robert graduated from Chautauqua County Sherriff Academy obtaining his New York State Law Enforcement Certification in Basic Municipal Police. Robert worked for 24 years as patrolman making it to the ranks of sergeant for Alfred Police Department. Upon retirement, Robert came to the University full-time. Robert had been previously serving part-time since 2011.


Officer James Rumfelt
Serving Since 2008

Jim graduated from the Erie County Central Police Services Academy. Jim serves full time as the Officer-in-Charge for the Andover Police Department. Jim has a degree in psychology from J.C.C. Olean. Jim is a part-time Public Safety Officer.


Officer John Coleman
Serving Since 2012

John completed his New York State Security Training, obtaining his registration as New York State Security Guard. John served his country as a member of the United Sates Air Force from 2006 through 2010. John has his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Corning Community College, obtained in 2011. John is a 2014 Alfred University Alumnus. John has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Geology.  John serves full-time as a Security Assistant for the Department of Veteran Affairs in Bath, New York. John began with the Office of Public Safety as a Student Officer in 2012, serving now as part-time Public Safety Officer since 2015.


Officer Jessica Middaugh
Serving Since 2015

Jessica graduated from the Chautauqua County Sherriff’s Academy 2014, obtaining her New York State Law Enforcement Certification in Basic Municipal Police. Jessica serves as the Lead Cruelty Investigator for the Allegany County SPCA, she also serves as a part-time Police Officer for Andover and Wellsville Police Departments respectively. Jessica is a part-time Public Safety officer.

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