Adelphi University is proud to announce that its Executive Director of Public Safety, Eugene Palma, has joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Long Island InfraGard Advisory Board.
Mr. Palma joined Adelphi in 1999 as the associate director of public safety and transportation, and was appointed to the position of executive director of public safety and transportation on September 1, 2007. Gene’s contributions to public safety were instrumental in making the Adelphi campus one of the safest in the nation. He recently oversaw the launch of Adelphi’s emergency notification system. Additionally, he has been a key partner in enhancing Adelphi’s relationship with local and regional first responders.
Prior to Adelphi, Mr. Palma served as associate director of public safety at New York University, senior executive security manager at Macy’s Corporation, and as an operations supervisor of public safety at Columbia University.
For 10 consecutive years, Mr. Palma has served as the vice president of the Long Island College and University Security Consortium. This association represents 40 higher education institutions on Long Island and in the metropolitan area. Members include public safety and campus police directors from CUNY and SUNY institutions, Nassau and Suffolk County Police Departments, FBI, United States Secret Service, Nassau County Office of Emergency Management, and other federal and state agencies.
Mr. Palma has been an active member of the Nassau County and National Chiefs of Police Association, International Association for Counter terrorism & Security Professionals, National Association of Public Administrators, National Threat Assessment Team Association, American Society for Industrial Security, Nassau County SPIN, Suffolk County SCAN and New York City SHIELD programs.
InfraGard is a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) program that began in the Cleveland Field Office in 1996. It was a local effort to gain support from the information technology industry and academia for the FBI’s investigative efforts in the cyber arena. The program expanded to other FBI Field Offices, and in 1998, the FBI assigned national program responsibility for InfraGard to the former National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) and to the Cyber Division in 2003. InfraGard and the FBI have developed a relationship of trust and credibility in the exchange of information concerning various terrorism, intelligence, criminal, and security matters. At its core, InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector. It is an association of businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States.
For more information, the Long Island InfraGard program can be found by visiting infragard-li.net.