Security & Safety

Security Staff

A Message from the Executive Director of Security/Safety

The Office of Security & Safety is committed to providing quality service to the entire college community. We employ our own licensed, professional security staff, with more than half the officers either retired from local/state law enforcement or actively working in that capacity.

Please feel free to contact the department at 845-569-3200. If you have specific questions or concerns, you may contact either me or a member of my staff.


Michael O'Keefe

Michael J. O’Keefe

Executive Director of Operations & Security and Safety

Mr. O’Keefe is a retired Deputy Inspector from the New York City Police Department.

Matthew Byrne

Director of Security and Safety

Mr. Byrne retired from the Middletown Police Department in 2009, serving as Police Chief during his last seven years. Most recently he has served as Deputy Chief of Police for the Town of Mount Hope since 2011.

Security Staffers

Carl Truffi

Coordinator of Security and Safety Services

Mr. Truffi is a retired Sergeant from the New York City Police Department.

Security Staffers

Thomas Dubetsky

Safety and Code Compliance Coordinator

Mr. Dubetsky is the Town of Newburgh Assistant Fire Inspector.