Kaplan Named Head Of Police For SUNY Canton, Potsdam


A former chief of the Potsdam police department has been named chief of police for the SUNY campuses in Potsdam and Canton.

John Kaplan, who now heads the police force at SUNY Potsdam, becomes chief for both campuses effective January 19.

Lisa Colbert is current chief at SUNY Canton. She will return to the classroom as a criminal justice professor.

This is part of an ongoing effort to save costs by sharing services between the two colleges.

A member of the SUNY Potsdam Class of 1982, Kaplan served as a member of the Potsdam police department starting in 1986, going on to serve as chief for seven years.

He joined SUNY Potsdam in 2010.

See the news release from SUNY Canton.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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