Nationwide search launched for University chief of police

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 14:30 in Psychology & Sociology

Harvard has launched a nationwide search to hire the University’s next chief of police to fill the position to be vacated by Francis D. “Bud” Riley, who is retiring at the end of December. A committee representing leaders from across the Harvard community has been convened to conduct the search, and it will actively engage with individuals from across the University’s Schools and units through a series of listening sessions to take place throughout the coming weeks and months. Proposed sessions will focus on the perspectives of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, mental health practitioners, current Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) members, and those involved in athletics, among others. “As an educator first, I feel an obligation and a responsibility to create a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment where our players can learn and lead,” said search committee member Tommy Amaker, the Thomas G. Stemberg ’71 Family Endowed Coach for Harvard...

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