Martin Corbett has joined HWS as Director of Campus Safety. He brings with him nearly 30 years of experience in municipal law enforcement and a solid background in law enforcement leadership and administration. He has also served for the past five years as an adjunct lecturer and instructor at Keuka College.
Corbett was most recently the captain and operations division manager for the Town of Irondequoit Police Department. As such, he was second in command of the department and responsible for its operations division, comprised of more than 50 sworn and civilian personnel. He also served as Town of Irondequoit emergency manager. In this capacity, he developed and updated the town’s comprehensive emergency preparedness plan and trained town employees in its implementation.
He began his career in 1979 as a police officer and evidence technician with the Town of Irondequoit Police Department. He then served as an investigator in the criminal investigation unit focusing on the sale and possession of narcotics, including serving undercover. Corbett was promoted to sergeant and made a supervisor of the unit in 1988, a position he held for 10 years. He subsequently became lieutenant and platoon commander responsible for the department’s night platoon, the position he held until 2000, when he was promoted to captain and made responsible for the operations division.
Corbett earned his A.A.S. in police science from Monroe Community College and his B.S. in criminal justice systems from Keuka College. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 222nd Session, University of Virginia, and earned his M.S. in criminal justice administration from Niagara University. He was a recipient of the Jay S. Albanese, Ph.D. Outstanding Criminal Justice Graduate Student Award.
He is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Police Executive Research Forum, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the New York State Chiefs of Police Association, the FBI National Academy Associates, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association and the National Fire Protection Association. He is also a member of the Criminal Justice Educators Association of New York State.
Corbett is active in his community as a member of the Irondequoit Kiwanis Organization and chair of the Berkshire Farm Group Home Community Advisory Board. He is a past member of the Monroe County Traffic Safety Board and the Board of Directors of the All Irondequoit Sports Association. He also previously coached youth baseball.