January 10, 2019, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) President Dr. Chris Reber announced that John Quigley has accepted the position of Executive Director of Public Safety and Security. Mr. Quigley began serving at the College on December 10, 2018.
In his new position, Mr. Quigley is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating comprehensive programs to ensure the protection and safety of all students, staff, visitors, facilities, and property. He also leads and directs all functions of the College’s Public Safety Team with the goal of providing a peaceful and safe environment for the College community at both the Journal Square (Jersey City) and North Hudson (Union City) campuses.
“Ensuring the well-being and safety of our 15,000 students and 1,000 faculty, staff, and administrators is at the top of our priorities. In his past positions, Mr. Quigley placed a strong emphasis on preparedness, which is essential in protecting two urban campuses with twelve state-of-the-art buildings,” Dr. Reber said.
Mr. Quigley comes to the College with 39 years of experience in public safety, security, and law enforcement. For the past eight years he served as Chief of Safety & Security for the Edison Job Corps Center, a U.S. Department of Labor, Education, and Training Administration operation on a 26-acre campus with 31 buildings and 18 other structures. Mr. Quigley managed all aspects of the safety, security and transportation operations for the Center’s 200 staff members, plus 600 residential students who range in age from 16 to 25 years.
From 1979 to 2009, Mr. Quigley served as a New Jersey State Police Lieutenant. As a uniformed trooper, he patrolled urban and rural areas for ten years before attaining the rank of detective. The next 20 years with the State Police were spent in supervisory or command positions, and he was named New Jersey State Trooper of the Year in 1999. An FBI-trained hostage/crisis negotiator, Mr. Quigley trained troopers and local law police officers, commanded 25 detectives and supervised investigations, many in cooperation with various federal law enforcement agencies. He was also Station Commander of three stations with 75 direct reports, and was responsible for strategic planning of the Metro Urban Crime Task Force, OpSail (NYC Fleet Week), World Cup, Presidential motorcades, and numerous NFL and concert events.
Mr. Quigley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and certification in Criminal Justice from the New Jersey State Police Academy. His education also includes the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University; OSHA General Industry & Construction Standards, Trainer – General Industry, Records Keeper, and Asbestos & Lead Competent Person at Rochester Institute of Technology; Emergency Management Institute - U.S. Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and 47 specialized investigative and emergency management courses from the New Jersey State Police and six different county police academies.