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Reporter's Notebook

November 9, 2013

OPD reaching out through social media

The Oneonta Police Department is reporting news and reaching out to the community through more social media avenues.

Police Chief Dennis Nayor recently posted a message on YouTube. The department’s Facebook and website offer other information, including updates on recent training and officer accomplishments, and some reports are illustrated with photographs.

Officers Anthony Capristo and Officer David Schulte graduated Nov. 1 from the Broome County Law Enforcement Academy. They spent eight months in training and received more than 1,200 hours of academy instruction. They are completing their field training, after which time, they will be released for solo assignment, the department site said.

Also, on Oct. 8, Scott Sheldon was sworn in as Oneonta’s newest police officer.

To check Nayor’s message, visit The department’s website is at


The State University College of Technology at Delhi is offering an online baccalaureate degree program in criminal justice and is accepting applications now for the spring semester.

This program is the first online criminal justice Bachelor of Science degree to be introduced within the SUNY system, a media release from SUNY Delhi said. The program is available to transfer students with associate’s degrees in criminal justice or a related field, and students may study full- or part-time.

Graduates will be prepared to enter employment or graduate study in the areas of criminal justice, public safety, criminal investigation, private security, political science or law. Course areas include administration of justice, corrections, criminology theory, law adjudication, law enforcement and research and analytical methods.

Faculty members include Associate Professor Scott Swayze, who has served in law enforcement for several years; Patricia DeAngelis, assistant professor of criminal justice for SUNY Delhi and former Rensselaer County district attorney; and Assistant Professor Paul Rogan, who has extensive experience practicing law in many state and local courts.

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