DPS Chief Robert “Bobby” Maldonado Announces Retirement

Friday, Jan 08, 2021 at 4:28 pm by Yaw Bonsu

Josh Meyers, SYRACUSE, N.Y. – DPS Chief Robert “Bobby” Maldonado will retire on August 1st after 40 years of working in public safety and law enforcement, according to Syracuse University. Maldonado has been working for Syracuse University since 2015.

As DPS Chief, Maldonado led a team of public safety and community service officers, as well as residential community safety officers to protect and serve the campus community.

This comes after a year like no other for the department. Just one year ago, #NotAgainSU protesters called for the resignation of Maldonado in their list of demands. Under his command, the department hired individuals from diverse backgrounds.

“I am grateful for the tireless efforts put forth by the women and men of DPS throughout my tenure,” Maldonado said in a statement. “Together, we have confronted unprecedented challenges to public safety and security and created opportunities for significant and lasting change.”

Before his position as DPS Chief, Maldonado worked as the Director of Campus Safety at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. He earned a master’s degree in criminal justice from SUNY Albany.

Information is not yet available about his successor.