Rathbun Syracuse - Law Enforcement - Downtown, Syracuse, NY, USA

Michael Rathbun Syracuse

Downtown, Syracuse, NY, USA


Law Enforcement


Michael Rathbun Syracuse worked in the Syracuse Police Department for over 20 years. He worked in community relations as well as in the Onondaga County Crime Laboratory.

Michael was awarded several nominations for his service over the years and also completed the prestigious FBI Academy in 1999.

Work History

Syracuse University Department of Public Safety

Syracuse University

January 2006 - January 2009

Officer in the Department of Public Safety at Syracuse University.


Syracuse Police Department

January 1985 - January 2006

Michael Rathbun Syracuse was in charge of the Community Relations Division and also worked in patrol. Michael Rathbun’s role included recruiting the School Resource officers which are the detectives that work at the city schools. Michael Rathbun also headed up the Crime Prevention division, the Youth Division, and Missing Persons division.

He was also a child counselor and an officer in the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety. His years of service have been recognized several times, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Award and the Abraham Walton Award.

Michael worked for the SPD for 20 years before retiring as a Captain in 2006.

Before becoming a police officer, Michael was a child counselor. His formal education came from St. John Fisher College where he obtained his degree in English. He followed up his undergraduate studies with a Master's degree in Public Administration from Marist College.


Precheck at Hancock

Michael Rathbun Syracuse writes frequent blogs about news in and around Syracuse, New York. This blog post is about precheck at Hancock airport being implemented. It is designed to allow prequalified passengers to go through security faster if they pay a yearly fee and submit to a background check.

Syracuse Online Grocery Shopping

Michael Rathbun Syracuse blogs about the extension of the online grocery ordering trend into the Syracuse area. A startup recently won a prize and has expanded into the Syracuse area following a nationwide trend toward ordering groceries online.

Syracuse Football Blog

Michael Rathbun Syracuse comments on the upcoming game between Syracuse and Florida State. This should prove an extremely tough matchup for the Orange as FSU is #2 in the country and are still working toward their goal of a BCS Championship. Check out the full blog for more.

Syracuse Basketball Blog

Michael Rathbun Syracuse blogs about the days events in and around Syracuse, New York. This post is about Trevor Cooney's big game in the season opener against Cornell at the Dome last Friday. Check it out for analysis of the game.

Qualifications & Certifications

Master's in Public Administration

Marist College

B.A in English and Political Science, Political Science and Government

Saint John Fisher College

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