Lt. Chauncey W. Bennett III

Began Law Enforcement Career with Cortland County Sheriff’s Department in June of 1985.

In 1991, he was hired by the New York state University Police at SUNY Cortland

Promoted through the ranks to Lieutenant by 2003, and retired in 2016. (25+ years of service)

1995 – 1997 – McGraw Police Department Part Time Patrolman

2000 – 2018 – Village of Homer Part Time Patrolman

2017 – 2018 – Village of Dryden Police Department, Lieutenant, then Chief of Police

2016 – Present – Village of Groton police Department – Firearms and Training Coordinator

2017 – Present – Certified NYS Pistol Permit Instructor for Cortland, Tompkins, Chenango Counties. Pending Certification upon =credential review in Onondaga, Schuyler and Cayuga County also.

Instructor Certifications:

Police Instructor – October 1995

Firearms Instructor – September 1998

Master Police Instructor – June 2008

Active Shooter Instructor Certifications with the National Tactical Officers Association, Louisiana State University and Department of Homeland Security

Patrol Rifle Instructor – September 2007

Range Master at the Broome County NY Police Academy for Police Instructor School – 1999 to 2018

Range Master for Broome County NY Police Academy Recruit School from 2005 to 2018

Certified Glock Armorer

TASER Instructor

Use Of Force Instructor

Less Than Lethal Munitions Instructor

New York State DCJS Police Supervisor School Instructor

And many more