Assistant Chief Paul Berger has been with the University Police Department since December 1988. He received a B.A. in Criminal Justice Studies from Alfred University in 1986 and a Master of Public Administration degree from Marist College in 1999. He graduated from the S.U.N.Y. University Police Academy in April 1989 with highest academic honors.
As a patrol officer, Assistant Chief Berger was a member of the Department's Police Bicycle Unit and had received training in Doppler Traffic Radar, Breathalyzer, and Street Survival Tactics. He has served as a Firearms Instructor, a certified O.C. Instructor and a NYSPIN 2000 trainer. During his tenure as an Investigator, Berger specialized in the investigation of computer related crimes including child pornography and online harassment cases. In January 1999, he published an article on online harassment in the Campus Law Enforcement Journal. He was also one of the Department's Identi-Kit operators who worked closely with crime victims and witnesses to prepare facial composites of suspects.
Off duty, Paul volunteers as an adult leader for a local Sea Cadet unit, and enjoys competing in local USPSA and ICORE practical shooting events.