New Police Chief Sworn in at CCSU

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    New Britain native and former deputy police chief at Eastern Connecticut State University Gregory Sneed was sworn in as police chief at Central Connecticut State University today.

    Sneed, 54, has served as deputy police chief at ECSU since 2009 and brings 30 years of law enforcement experience to the university, according to a release from CCSU.

    He was sworn in during a ceremony held this afternoon.

    According to the release, Sneed received his associate’s degree in criminal justice at Tunxis Community College and earned a bachelor’s degree in public safety administration at Charter Oak College. He received upper-level law enforcement training at the FBI National Academy in Virginia and underwent additional training in critical incident management and hostage and crisis negotiation.

    Sneed began his career with the Middletown Police Department and went on to become the city’s acting deputy chief prior to his service at ECSU.

    He succeeds former CCSU Police Chief Jason Powell, who retired in August.

    “Chief Sneed possesses significant experience dealing with the problems and politics common to a university setting, as well as an impressive skill set developed through years of hands-on police work and management. To top it off, he knows the New Britain area. We are thrilled to have him join our team,” said Richard Bachoo, CCSU’s chief administrative officer and overseer of the Department of Public Safety, in a statement Monday.

    Lt. Chris Cervonin has served as interim CCSU police chief since Powell's retirement.