Utica College's Martino Receives Award
Recognizes Achievements in Computer Integration, Child Protection
Written By Rocco Suppa '12, PR Intern
Martino is creator and director of CFRDC at the college
Utica, NY (04/05/2012)- Utica Police Department Sergeant Tony Martino, who is also director of the Computer Forensics Research and Development Center (CFRDC) and adjunct instructor of criminal justice at Utica College, received an award from the American Legion Post 229 today.
The award recognizes Sgt. Martino’s instrumental work in integrating computers into local law enforcement and helping apprehend child predators.
As a 19-year veteran of the Utica Police Department (UPD) and creator and director of the CFRDC, Sgt. Martino brings together law enforcement, and academic and private partners to address the serious shortage of computer forensic capabilities in our region. Serving federal, state and local agencies throughout central New York, this innovative laboratory concept has become a model for agencies throughout the country.
In 2003, Sgt. Martino founded the Central New York Computer Crime Coalition, and the Central New York Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). The local ICAC task force has worked proactively to safeguard children by targeting persons that attempt to sexually exploit minors via the Internet. These efforts have succeeded in cases such as the arrest of child predator Flay Rood of Utica.
Sgt. Martino has been a deputized U.S. Marshal as a participant in the United States Secret Service (USSS) electronic crime task force. This joint agreement between the UPD and the Secret Service has brought the support of a leading federal law enforcement agency to Utica while also allowing the USSS to take advantage of the specialized technical skills that Sgt. Martino possesses.
Currently, Sgt. Martino is the supervisor of the Management Information Systems Unit and has been responsible for spearheading technological advancements in the agency.
Sgt. Martino is a 2004 graduate of Utica College.
About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 3,700 students in 37 undergraduate majors, 27 minors, 22 master’s and two doctoral degree programs.
Founded in 1946, UC is a comprehensive institution that offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.
UC enrolls 2,881 full- and part-time undergraduate students, and 1,147 full- and part-time graduate students.
The College offers 36 undergraduate degrees in more than 60 areas of study.
The College offers 21 graduate programs, including master's degrees, doctoral programs, and graduate-level certificates. Options include:
- business administration
- cybersecurity - intelligence and forensics
- economic crime management
- health care administration
- liberal studies
- occupational therapy
- physical therapy