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William S. Sprague

Associate Vice President for Security Operations and Chief of Law Enforcement Services 


  • B.A., Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
  • M.A., SUNYA, Albany, N.Y.

Professional Background:

New York State Police: 1978 to 2012

Positions held:

  • Uniform Trooper
  • Investigator, Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI)
  • Lieutenant: Uniform Force and BCI
  • Captain: Uniform Force and BCI
  • Major: Assigned as Troop Commander for Troop G covering 10 counties in the Capital District of NYS, and security for the State Capital and Empire Plaza in Albany, N.Y.

SUNY Delhi: 2012 to present, Adjunct Instructor, undergraduate Criminal Justice Program offered at SUNY Schenectady

Criminal Justice Consultant/Administrative Hearing Officer: 2013 to present

Boards and Professional Affiliations:

  • Past: Advisory Board, Albany Crime Analysis Center
  • Past: Co-Chairman, Zone 5 Counterterrorism Zone of NYS
  • Present: Advisory Board, Northeast Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Capital Region
  • Present: NYS Chiefs of Police
  • Present: Northeast Region Chiefs of Police