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ALBANY, N.Y. - Sen. John DeFrancisco says he has been quietly pushing Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Syracuse University in past months to put the nation's first college focused on emergency management and homeland security on the SU campus.
Under DeFrancisco's idea, the homeland security school would be a joint effort between Syracuse University and the State University of New York system.
During his speech, Cuomo said former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly would help establish the school.
"Believe it or not, there is no such college," Cuomo said during his fourth State of the State. "I believe this is a field that is only going to grow. Unfortunately, it's only going to get worse. And we want this college right here in the state of New York, training our people and training others from around the country."