BY MATTHEW WEDDLETON // APRIL 4, 2016 //
Brian Greeley has dedicated over 38 years of his life to serving and protecting citizens, and after 11 ½ years as Curry College’s Chief of Public Safety, Greeley has decided to resign.
The Dean of Student Affairs, Maryellen Kiley, sent out an email to students last Friday notifying students that Chief Greeley would be resigning at the end of May.
Greeley came to Curry back in 2004, after serving as a Station Commander for the Massachusetts State Police for 27 years. As a graduate of the Massachusetts State Police 60th Recruit Training Troop (RTT) in 1978, Greeley worked his way up in the force, retiring as a lieutenant out of the Milton Barracks.
After retiring from the Massachusetts State Police, Greeley said he knew that campus policing would be a good fit for him.
“I felt that Campus Policing was a good fit to initiate Community Policing to a campus setting,” Greeley said.
Greeley also said that as a Milton resident, and a retired trooper out of the Milton Barracks, he knew the area really well and felt that coming to Curry College would be the best fit for him.
During his time at Curry, Greeley was a “student advocate” according to Dean Kiley, as he assisted dozens of students in their path to becoming law enforcement officers. He even hired some Curry alumni over the years to be part of the Public Safety staff. Nonetheless, Greeley feels good about the staff he has put together moving forward.
“I wish them well, they are all fine men and woman and I am proud of them,” Greeley said. “Many of them wish to remain and have a long career in campus policing and many as well wish to at some time move on either a larger campus or state and local police jobs.”
According to Dean Kiley, the college has been very fortunate to have Greeley on campus. His expertise and knowledge of law enforcement has ensured the safety of thousands of faculty, staff, and students during his tenure at Curry.
While serving for the Massachusetts State Police, Greeley was appointed the Deputy Director of Homeland Security for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He developed and put together plans in order to make communities, facilities, infrastructures, and soft targets safe.
Interestingly enough, he has recently been approached by colleges throughout the area to conduct, “Best Practices Analysis” as well as creating Emergency Planning Procedures. Greeley said he plans to start his first assignment in July.
There’s no word on who will be Curry’s new chief of Public Safety. However, the goal is to have someone in place by the start of the fall semester.
Chief Greeley had the following message for faculty, staff, and students:
“I guess what I enjoyed most was the interactions I had with members of the community. Our Friday morning runs (Zero Dark Thirty), being a guest speaker in the classrooms. Getting involved in the student’s lives, counseling them on career opportunities. Hearing their stories of how successful they have become when I see them at football games or Alumni weekends.
“Shout out to all the Athletic coaches I have had great friendships with, all the faculty who are now friends of mine and mostly all my family within Student Affairs, especially Maryellen, Rachael, Lisa, Allison, Michelle, Jeanne, Mark, Jen, Dan, Stephanie, Nancy, Sarah, Monique, Terry, Chip and my buddies in the Health Clinic, Erin and Carol and to our great counselors, Alison, Christina and Idonia. A special thanks to my Public Safety Officers (be safe) and most of all Jayne.”