Arlene Sabo, Director of Safety and Security at Vassar College, has been named President of New York Women in Law Enforcement (NYWLE).
NYWLE, the only organization in New York dedicated to women in the criminal justice field, was founded in 2009 by a core group of 14 women representative of diverse areas of law enforcement within New York State. These women shared a vision to strengthen the law enforcement community through the celebration of diversity, the promotion of education, and the development of leaders. Each year, NYWLE hosts an annual training conference which affords women and men in law enforcement the opportunity to enhance their professional and personal lives through a range of relevant training topics. The election of new board officers takes place at each annual conference.
“Arlene’s career has been marked by her unwavering commitment to her profession, including completing additional training to enhance her work in the communities she has served. Vassar College has benefited greatly from her wise and compassionate leadership. She is an excellent choice for NYWLE and will no doubt serve admirably as its president,” says Vassar College Interim President Jonathan Chenette.
Sabo has been with Vassar since 2015. Previously, she served as Chief of University Police at SUNY Plattsburgh. She was also the Director of the Equity Commission at SUNY Plattsburgh and advised Clinton County, New York, on the Violence Intervention Project (VIP).
At SUNY Plattsburgh, Sabo chaired the task force on fair and impartial policing and the president's commission on personal safety. She earned her bachelor of science and master of science in education from Castleton State College and SUNY Postdam, respectively, and also completed additional graduate study in counselor education at SUNY Plattsburgh. Sabo also earned executive police leadership certification from the FBI National Academy.
Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.