Francis Manfredo was appointed to the position of Director of Campus Safety in July 2008. Manfredo joined the Hamilton community after completing over 23 years of service with the City of Utica Fire Department, retiring at the rank of Assistant Chief. During his service to the City of Utica, Manfredo managed many functions including overseeing the day to day operational and administrative needs of a 129-member department. In addition to his extensive background in the Fire Service, Manfredo is a graduate of the New York State Police Academy and completed 20 years of law enforcement service with the New York State Police and the New Hartford Police Department. Manfredo earned associate's degrees in Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice from Mohawk Valley Community College, bachelor's degree's from Empire State College in Fire Service Administration and Emergency Management and a Master's degree in Public Administration from Marist College. He is also a graduate of the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program and holds numerous advanced certifications from the New York State Emergency Management Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Following his service in the United States Marine Corps, Assistant Director Gentile returned to Central New York and began serving Hamilton as a patrol officer in 1999. Wayne was appointed as an administrator in 2000 and was then appointed to the title of Assistant Director in 2002. He earned an associate's degree in Criminal Justice from Mohawk Valley Community College and is also a graduate of the New York State Basic Course for Police Officers. Assistant Director Gentile is responsible for day shift operations in the Campus Safety Department as well as Clery Act compliance and serves as our liaison to the Office of Residential Life. He has received specialized training in crime scene investigation, women's self-defense instruction, and is one of our training instructors. Wayne is a member of the Northeast Colleges and Universities Security Association.
Assistant Director Jones joined the Department of Campus Safety as a patrol officer in 2000 and was promoted to the position of Patrol Supervisor in January of 2007. He served in that capacity until his promotion to Assistant Director in August 2007. He is a graduate of the New York State Basic Course for Police Officer's and has extensive experience in law enforcement from his prior service as a New York State Park Police Officer and Town of Kirkland Police Officer. Mike has advanced training in DWI and Traffic Enforcement. Assistant Director Jones is responsible for night shift operations in the Campus Safety Department as well as community service programming, administration of our bicycle patrol unit and serves as the department quartermaster. Mike is a member of the Northeast Colleges and Universities Security Association.
Paul Colburn was appointed to the position of Campus Safety Investigator in August 2011. Paul joins Hamilton College after completing 20 years of service with the New Hartford Police Department retiring at the rank of Sergeant. Paul earned an associate degree in Business Management from Mohawk Valley Community College and a bachelor's degree in Community and Human Services from Empire State College. In addition, Paul is a graduate of the Mohawk Valley Police Academy, a New York State certified level 2 Fire Investigator, a certified defensive tactics and general topics police instructor and holds certifications in crime scene investigation and evidence collection. Paul is responsible for investigating all serious incidents occurring on campus.