Executive Command Staff

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Anthony Campbell

Chief of Yale Police & Associate Director of Public Safety

Anthony Campbell ’95, born in Harlem, New York, attended the prominent Fordham Preparatory High School where he graduated as the valedictorian of his class.

Campbell earned his bachelor’s degree in religious studies with an emphasis on counseling and psychology from Yale University and a Masters of Divinity from the Yale Divinity School in 2009. Campbell is an adjunct professor with the Yale Divinity School.

He retired from the New Haven Police Department (NHPD) in 2019, where he served since 1998. His assignments at NHPD included patrol supervisor, detail room supervisor, academy director, officer in charge of Internal Affairs, chief of staff and, Chief of Police in 2016. During his tenure as NHPD Chief of Police, New Haven experienced record-setting levels of crime reduction, allowing for an enhanced focus on improving the quality of life for residents, students and visitors in New Haven.

Prior to joining the Yale Police Department (YPD), Campbell served as an inspector with the New Haven State’s Attorney’s Office, a prestigious and highly coveted position within the Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice.

Campbell joined the YPD as an assistant chief, overseeing Patrol Operations, Community Engagement, and Emergency Services. His role was expanded to include oversight of the Support Services Division.

Since joining the Yale Police Department, Campbell has worked to develop and implement a differentiated-response, or fit-for-purpose, plan. This approach identifies and leverages the most appropriate resources to address public safety needs while ensuring that officers engage the community using a variety of intentional response strategies. Additionally, adopting and deploying this innovative methodology has helped YPD to embrace a mindset of continuous improvement while strengthening the public safety ecosystem and infrastructure of Yale University.

Campbell is honored and profoundly grateful to be Chief of Police for the YPD. Taking up the mantle of leadership at the oldest campus police department in the nation at the university that showed him how to refine his skills into tools that make the world a better place is a particularly outstanding moment for him, both professionally and personally.

In addition to his law enforcement background, Campbell has demonstrated strength as a relationship builder, successfully identifying and developing collaborative efforts that have addressed both criminal behavior and its root causes. He is a committed servant leader, developing the personal and professional strengths of officers through quality training, emerging law enforcement technology, and opportunities for advancement. He has trained in counterterrorism and law enforcement management and Crisis Leadership in Higher Education at the Harvard Kennedy School. He has also worked closely with government and private entities including Project Longevity, Yale Child Study, and Collaborative Response to the Opioid Crisis.

Campbell is married to his college sweetheart, Stephanie, and they have three sons, Graham, Sanderson, and Paxon. He is a licensed minister who cherishes faith, family, friends, coworkers and community, treasuring each as a unique source of joy and strength.

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Von Narcisse

Assistant Chief of Police

Assistant Chief Von Narcisse began his career at Yale in 2007 serving the Yale and New Haven communities. His policing career started in 1998 on the west coast. He has more than 20 years of professional community service. As assistant chief of administration, he oversees personnel and labor relations, training, professional standards, audits and inspections, the investigative services unit and the crime analysis unit, with a relentless commitment to create and maintain a safe environment for all.

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Rose Dell

Assistant Chief of Police

Rose Dell is a highly experienced law enforcement professional with a 15-year tenure in the New Haven Police Department. Starting as a patrol officer, she quickly excelled in her career and became a trained fatal accident reconstructionist, investigating almost 200 fatal and serious injury crashes.

Promoted to the rank of sergeant after just four years, Dell supervised officers on the midnight shift before being transferred to the Internal Affairs Unit. She handled cases of officer misconduct, officer-involved shootings, and played a key role in developing more than 80 policies and procedures for the department.

In 2016, Dell spearheaded the implementation of a body-worn camera program for all sworn officers, a significant step towards transparency and accountability. She continued to rise through the ranks, becoming a lieutenant and holding positions such as the officer-in-charge of Internal Affairs, district manager of Westville and West Hills and administrative lieutenant.

In 2021, Dell was promoted to captain, where she served as the patrol commander and later as the administrative captain within the chief’s office. In addition to her responsibilities as a captain, she also served as the public information officer, accreditation manager, and oversaw various departments such as Fleet, Facilities, Animal Shelter, Planning, Information Technology, Records, and the Property Room.

Outside of her professional life, Dell is a devoted mother of three and resides in Guilford. In her leisure time, she prioritizes her personal fitness, dedicating herself to weightlifting and honing her skills in the art of Krav Maga. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University.

Dell has accepted the position of assistant chief of police at Yale University Police Department where she is responsible for the Patrol Operations Division.

With her unwavering commitment to excellence and a deep understanding of the importance of fostering positive relationships Dell is excited to contribute to the overall safety and wellbeing of Yale University. She is honored to have the opportunity to serve and protect the esteemed institution and its diverse community.

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Keith Pullen


Captain Keith Pullen joined the Yale Police Department (YPD) in 1992 as a patrol officer entrusted with safeguarding the Yale community. He was responsible for the Street Crime Unit and motorcycle patrol. Throughout his 32-year tenure at YPD, he demonstrated exceptional dedication and commitment, rising through the ranks to become a sergeant in 1998, taking on leadership roles, and overseeing Investigative Services within the department.

In 2014, Pullen was promoted to lieutenant, where he served as the Shift Commander for the Patrol Division.

In 2022, he was promoted to captain. As a duty officer, he oversees the Investigative Services Unit, which investigates felony and misdemeanor crimes. He manages comprehensive training programs and support services. He ensures that the officers are equipped with the skills and resources necessary to excel in their roles and uphold the YPD’s mission and values.

Pullen received the Officer of the Year award in 2013 for his engagement in the community and leadership.

Beyond his law enforcement duties, Pullen, a New Haven native, is actively involved in community initiatives, fostering meaningful connections and partnerships that put community policing into action.

He served as a substitute teacher in the New Haven Public School System for six years and as a School Resource Officer for Cedarhurst School for eight years. He is currently developing a Youth Empowerment Group for young teens in the Yale community. The group’s purpose is to provide young teens with the knowledge and tools needed to become successful young men.

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John Healy


John Healy is an accomplished law enforcement leader who demonstrates a “lead from the front” approach in reducing crime, improving community relations, and increasing productivity of assigned units.

He started his law enforcement career in 2004 with the New Haven Police Department (NHPD), assigned to the Hill South policing district. While in Patrol, he joined the NHPD SWAT the accident reconstruction teams, and served as a field training officer. In 2009, Healy was assigned as a task force officer with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). He also worked with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on a yearlong investigation. In 2013, Healy, was promoted to sergeant where he served as a first-line supervisor in the patrol division before being transferred to the Investigative Services Division (ISD), where he supervised the street interdiction unit and later the shooting task force unit. In 2017, he was promoted to lieutenant, serving as the district manager for both District 4, (Dwight/Chapel/Kensington) and District 10 (Whalley/Edgewood/Beaver Hills) in the patrol division. In 2021, Healy was promoted to captain, where he took over as the Officer in Charge of the ISD. He oversaw Major Crimes, the Bureau of Identification, the Special Victims Unit, School Resource Officers, the Police Athletics League, the Intel Unit, the Shooting Task Force, Federal Task Force Officers, and overall investigations for the city of New Haven.

As captain, Healy worked to enhance technology, equipment, and systems in New Haven, using ARPA and grant funds to improve safety through increased solvability. His efforts included collaboration on the build-out of a real-time crime center, the purchase of a software solution, FUSUS, an on-site NIBIN machine, an on-site rapid DNA machine, and the installation of 500 new cameras and license plate readers throughout the city.

Healy completed more than 13 years in emergency services, concluding as deputy commander for the NHPD SWAT team and all emergency service units. He has received awards and recognition for his work from the HNPD, the US Attorney’s Office, ATF, DEA, and the community, including NHPD Officer of the Year in 2020.

Healy has a bachelor’s degree from Marist College and a master’s in public administration from the University of New Haven. His extensive training background is highlighted by his graduation from PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Policing, session #78, and the FBI National Academy, session #282.

Healy is returning to New Haven to serve as captain of patrol operations, community engagement, and emergency services for the Yale University Police Department.

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Lisa Skelly-Byrnes

Director of Compliance and Strategic Initiatives

Lisa Skelly-Byrnes is an accomplished professional with a distinguished career spanning over three decades who brings a wealth of expertise in law enforcement, intelligence, and campus safety. Overseeing the Clery Act compliance program, crime analysis, and Uniform Crime Reporting, she has been instrumental in developing policies, disseminating publications and alerts, fostering transparency and accountability, and establishing robust compliance procedures.

Prior to Yale, Skelly-Byrnes served as a Special Agent in the FBI for 26 years. She worked in both the Criminal Investigative Division and National Security branches. Notably, she served on the Connecticut Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force as a Bank Robbery Coordinator, Assistant Coordinator for Crisis Management and Campus Liaison Coordinator for the National Joint Terrorism Task Force, Federal Liaison Coordinator for the Connecticut Intelligence Center, and Coordinator for the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime. She also served on the Evidence Response and Crisis Negotiation Teams.

Before her federal service, Skelly-Byrnes served as a Police Officer with the Buffalo Police Department for four years.

Skelly-Byrnes earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology and a Master of Science in Human Services-Disaster Response.