Photo of Investigator Matthew A Griffin
Serving since 1997.
Matthew A Griffin

Chief Firearms Instructor
Police General Topics Instructor


Investigator Griffin began his career with the New York State University Police at New Paltz in April 1997. He graduated from the State University Police Basic School in August 1997, receiving highest academic honors. In August 1998, Investigator Griffin transferred to the State University Police at Oswego and remained there until he came to SUNY Albany in November 1999. He was promoted to his current rank in March of 2003.

During his career with the State University Police, Investigator Griffin has received training in interview and investigative techniques, crime scene processing, and is one of the departmental firearms instructors as well as a police general topics instructor. Further, Investigator Griffin assisted in the development and implementation of the campus-wide Substance Abuse Alcohol Simulator, which is more commonly known as the “beer goggles” program. Investigator Griffin has received the Lawrence Gall Memorial award for professional police service, a Chief’s Citation for service in New York City following the events of 09/11/01, and Officer of the Year for 2002.

In his free time Investigator Griffin enjoys golfing, downhill skiing, target shooting, and pursuing his hobby of aviation as a certificated private pilot.