Special to the Transcript
The following law enforcement leaders have been named to the Fisher College Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MS in CJ) Academic Advisory Board; Chelsea Chief of Police Bryan Kyes, Winthrop Chief of Police Terry Delahanty, Deputy Chief of Police at MIT Steve DeMarco, Transit Police Gang Unit Detective Office Kurt Power, Retired Deputy Commissioner of Corrections Norfolk County Bob Boomhower, Superintendent of the Boston Police Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Analysis Charles Wilson, and Fisher College Lieutenant Sherry Belanger.
Chief Delahanty also holds a law degree and began his law enforcement career in 1995 and has been Winthrop’s Chief since February 2009.
Chief Kyes is an Attorney at Law and has successfully lead the Chelsea Police Department since November 2007.
Deputy DeMarco spent 26 years with Cambridge Police and accepted the Deputy role at MIT. Officer Power joined the U.S. Army after 9/11 and is the recipient of a Purple Heart from his service in the Iraq War.
Former Deputy Commissioner Boomhower holds a Masters of Public Administration and has led security and safety plans during natural disasters in Guam, Iran, and Haiti as Security Chief for an International Medical Surgical Response Team under FEMA, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Superintendent Wilson has been on the Boston Police Department since 1983 and a Police Academy Instructor since 2004 with a strong curricular focus on working in domestic violence situations.
Lieutenant Belanger received both her associate and bachelor degrees from Fisher College’s Criminal Justice program while working her way up through the College’s police force and is currently working on her Masters in Criminal Justice.
The Fisher College Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MS in CJ) Academic Advisory Board is responsible for providing oversight, support and recommendations to the MS in CJ program. They serve as advocates to the program, providing an exchange of current information and ideas with practitioners in the field and other external contacts.
The council also helps realistically assess market demand for Fisher College’s Criminal Justice graduates, advises the program director on skills required to meet current employment needs and continually assessing curriculum and teaching practices. The board works to ensure the program is delivering current, up-to-date curriculum and provide relevant insight regarding professional employment opportunities for students.