Former NJ State Police lieutenant takes over top public safety post at HCCC

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A former New Jersey State Police lieutenant has been hired as the executive director of public safety and security at Hudson County Community College, the school announced this morning. 

John Quigley. Photo courtesy of Hudson County Community College.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

John Quigley, who served with the NJSP for 30 years before retiring in 2009, most recently worked as the chief of safety and security for the Edison Job Corps Center.

That post was part of a U.S. Department of Labor, Education, and Training Administration operation on a 26-acre campus with 31 buildings and 18 other structures.

“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,” HCCC President Dr. Chris Reber said in a statement.

“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.”

In his new position, 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.

Named the New Jersey State Trooper of the Year in 1999, Quigley is an FBI-trained hostage/crisis negotiator and was station commander of three stations with 75 direct reports.