Associate Director of Security Operations Danny Killen began his career at Yale University in May 2007. As associate director of security operations, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the 137-member uniformed security team providing unarmed security 24/7 throughout the Yale main campus in New Haven as well as the Yale West Campus, a 130-acre campus located in West Haven and Orange, CT. The Security team provides a host of services to Yale community members, including new student orientation, emergency lockout services, walking escorts, security inspections, special event screenings, and alarm response.
During his tenure, Danny restructured the department to provide for more interaction with Yale community members. He established the Residential College Officer program, assigning security officers to each of the fourteen residential colleges plus the residence halls of Old Campus. Security officers’ roles were transitioned from working predominantly inside of buildings and parking booths to becoming a highly visible team, traversing the entire campus interacting with and providing safety services for the Yale community in close partnership with the Yale Police Department.
A native of Wallingford, Danny was appointed to the Middletown Police Department in 1983. He was appointed detective in 1986, sergeant in 1996, lieutenant in 1999, captain in 2004, and deputy chief of police in 2006.
Danny holds a B.S Degree in Criminal Justice from Bryant University. He currently serves on the University’s Emergency Operations Team and the University’s Safety Committee.