Mission

University of Rochester Public Safety
Officers Association

The University of Rochester Public Safety Officers Association was formed to work with the University of Rochester in collectively representing the needs of the membership with regards to competent performance of duties. Our membership consists exclusively of uniformed members of the Department of Public Safety who are in the ranks of Public Safety Officer, Peace Officer, Sergeant and Public Safety Dispatcher. The URPSOA is the sole collective bargaining agent for its members in their dealings with the University of Rochester, and advocates for the rights of its members.

Executive Board & Platoons

Our executive board and platoon representatives are responsible for the overall fluidness of the Union. Communication is a key element in assuring that the Union and it’s members are satisfied with the day to day working environment within the Department of Public Safety. Our Union officials come from all different walks of life and contribute exponentially in their own ways.

President

Eric Bonacchi

Peace Officer
3rd Platoon

Vice President

Taurean Raspberry

Peace Officer
1st Platoon

Secretary

Joshua Dundon

Peace Officer | Sergeant
1st Platoon

Treasurer

Daryle Eardman

Peace Officer | Sergeant
2nd Platoon

1st Platoon Rep. ​

Terry Davey

Peace Officer
1st Platoon

1st Platoon Rep.

Tyler Floyd

Peace Officer
1st Platoon

2nd Platoon Rep.

Louis DiPrima

Peace Officer
2nd Platoon

2nd Platoon Rep.

Zackary Mccormick

Peace Officer
2nd Platoon

3rd Platoon Rep.

Richard Cummings

Peace Officer
3rd Platoon

3rd Platoon Rep.

Sean Dunlavey

Peace Officer
3rd Platoon

Parlimentarian

Paul Wlosinski

Peace Officer
2nd Platoon

Webmaster

Jordan Panasiewicz

Peace Officer
2nd Platoon

Dispatcher Representative

Scott Marsh

2nd Platoon

Est. 1981

The University of Rochester Public Safety Officer’s Association was formed in 1981 and is dedicated to protecting the rights of over 130 Public Safety Professionals who work at the University of Rochester.



History: In June of 1981, led by our first Chairperson Ted Betz, the patrol officers of the University, along with representatives of the parking department and student aides, joined together to create a Union. Today, the Union is recognized by the National Labor Relations Board and contains over 130 active members. Since the Union’s inception, the parking representatives have branched off and formed their own collective bargaining unit.

Membership: URPSOA members serve an active community of over 25,000 students, faculty and staff. Each year, members receive more than 300,000 calls for service – an average of over 800 a day. Members provide services to more than 75,000 of these callers and file approximately 8,000 incident reports a year. Members patrol University properties – including the River Campus, Medical Center, South Campus, and Eastman School – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to responding to emergencies – fires, accidents, and physical crimes – Members provide a wide range of non-emergency services including crime prevention training and awareness; distribution of “Safety Alert Bulletins”; victim and witness support; personal safety escorts; routine building and area checks; security surveys of office space or building renovations; landscaping and exterior lighting evaluations; and lost and found property storage.

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