Nealy appointed assistant chief of public safety

James Nealy
James Nealy

June 20, 2013 - James Nealy has been appointed the assistant chief of public safety.

In his new position, Nealy will supervise public safety personnel; train employees; plan, direct and manage departmental activities; and address security complaints on campus.

"I believe in the public safety concept that the public safety agent is the community and the community is the public safety agent," Nealy said. "My goal is to ensure that this partnership remains positive and ongoing."

Nealy has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience. Prior to joining Quinnipiac, he served as a Connecticut state trooper for 21 years and retired as a sergeant. Nealy earned many awards during his career, including the Governor's Award for Outstanding Service. He also was the director of the police and security unit for Bridgeport schools for more than five years, and spent four years working for the state Department of Corrections.

Nealy earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Central Connecticut State University.