FREDONIA – An FBI Special Agent in Jamestown will be leaving the bureau to become the Chief of Police at the State University of New York at Fredonia.
In an announcement Monday the university said Brent Isaacson will begin the job next week.
The special agent is succeeding Chief Ann Burns who retired after 37 years at the university.
Isaacson has been a FBI Special Agent since 1996. Working in the FBI’s Jamestown Office, he is responsible for leading all of the FBI’s work in the three western counties of the southern tier.
University officials said Isaacson is highly trained in preventing violence at universities and public schools, having performed threat assessments and developed threat mitigation plans for universities and public schools throughout the area.
“I have spent much of my FBI career to enhance the safety of universities and K-12 schools,” said Isaacson. “I hope to build on that work here at Fredonia by enhancing the already excellent community policing program and specialized training of the University Police.”
Before joining the FBI, Isaacson served as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy, where he completed a master’s level program in nuclear engineering at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. Additionally, he holds an M.A.in General Psychology from Northcentral University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester,
A swearing-in ceremony is planned on campus July 8 at 11 a.m.