University Police Chief Pat Rascoe said UP is assisting in the management of the campus’ isolation and quarantine plan during the coronavirus pandemic.
SUNY Plattsburgh’s University Police’s mission every semester is to keep the campus community safe, but COVID-19 has brought a whole host of new challenges, leading UP officers to play new roles in their effort to help combat the spread of the virus.
“We’ve been wearing a lot of hats,” Rascoe said in regards to what the duties of UP have been since students returned. “We’re assisting in the management of the campus’ isolation and quarantine, helping students move into isolation and quarantine and assisting students who need medical help.”
Despite its new responsibilities, UP is still tasked with its ordinary duties like responding
to loud parties, dealing with drug possession and even the occasional dumpster fire this semester.