Steven J. Healy was the Director of Public Safety at Princeton University from 2003 through 2009. He is a Past President of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), and twelve year member of its Government Relations Committee. As President of IACLEA, Steven contributed significantly to the national dialogue about campus safety and security in the aftermath of the tragic rampage-shooting incident at Virginia Tech in April 2007.
He has appeared on numerous news programs and talk shows including CNN with Lou Dobbs, ABC Nightly News, CBS, the Fox Network, MSNBC, and National Public Radio. He testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on the topic of “Security on America’s Campuses.” In May 2007, he was invited to testify before the House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor on the topic of “Best Practices for Keeping America’s Campuses Safe.”
Mr. Healy was named one of the “Top 25 Most Influential People in the Security Industry” by Security Magazine. In December 2007, he completed his term as the chairperson of the National Center for Campus Public Safety Advisory Board. In February 2008, he was a featured presenter in a Plenary Session at the ACE Annual Meeting, addressing issues of “Campus Security, Response and Recovery in a New Era.”
Prior to Princeton, Mr. Healy was the Chief of Police at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA, and served as Director of Operations for the Department of Public Safety at Syracuse University. Mr. Healy is a 1984 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and spent 10 years on active duty with the United States Air Force as a Security Police Officer. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences and seminars on issues related to campus safety and security and serves as a subject-matter expert for the U.S. Departments of Education, Homeland Security, and Justice. He is IACLEA’s representative to the NACUBO “National Campus Safety and Security Project” and to EDUCAUSE’s “The IT Role in Campus Safety” project.
In addition to numerous webinars and presentations for national, state and local professional associations, Mr. Healy has been a featured speaker and panelist on campus safety and security for the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).