SUNY Canton Offers Security Guard Training, Other New Initiatives through CREST Center


SUNY Canton’s Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) Center will be offering New York State Security Guard classes in April.

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services-approved course will run from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 and Thursday, April 6, in Dana Hall room 138a. It is offered as a part of the St. Lawrence County-David Sullivan Law Enforcement Academy at SUNY Canton and will be presented by former University Police Chief and current college Lecturer Alan P. Mulkin. The course costs $75 per person. To sign up, please visit the Security Guard Training registration portal.

Alan Mulkin
SUNY Canton Lecturer Alan P. Mulkin will be leading the college’s security guard training classes beginning at 4 p.m. April 4 in Dana Hall room 138a. Mulkin is the former University Police chief and form Village of Canton chief of police.

New York State requires the 8-hour training as the first step in obtaining a security guard registration card. Students will gain a general overview of the duties and responsibilities of the position by studying topics including legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, ethics and conduct. It prepares students for the State’s security guard training examination.

The CREST Center is also offering an ongoing Responding to Emergencies series which leads to certifications in Blood Borne Pathogens, CPR, and first aid certification. Courses range between $20 and $50.

Both new programs join the CREST Center’s established Commercial Driver’s License program as premiere extended studies options offered in the North Country.

About SUNY Canton

As Northern New York's premier college for career-driven bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs, SUNY Canton delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, management, and healthcare fields. It is home to the Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. As SUNY's leader in online education, SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 23 online degree programs. The SUNY Canton Kangaroos 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also features varsity esports and cheerleading.