Yale Security welcomes three new managers
June 10, 2021
Join us in welcoming three new Yale Security Managers: Adrian Pate, Mark Shanahan, and Lucille Roach. Both Mark and Adrian were promoted from Security Field Training Officer (FTO) positions. Lucille is a recently retired New Haven Police Sergeant. All three are currently completing several weeks of training and, when done, will work the third shift.
We caught up with them about their new positions and discussed what they are looking forward to and what they do off-hours.
Adrian Pate has been employed by Yale Security for 8 years and was a Field Training Officer. He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut. Adrian is looking forward to supporting the security officers out in the field and being their direct contact for any issues.
When not working or studying, Adrian loves to travel and spend time with his 5-year-old son. In the past few years, he’s driven across the U.S. and recently visited the country of Dubai. “I’d like to recognize all the officers and managers in the field who helped me throughout my career. For their ongoing support and willingness to offer advice and more, I’m forever grateful.
Mark Shanahan has been employed by Yale Security for seven years and was also a Field Training Officer. Mark has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven in West Haven and serves as a volunteer firefighter at the East End Hose Company in Derby. A newlywed, Mark and his wife had to postpone their wedding party twice because of the pandemic. They hope to celebrate with family and friends many traveling from overseas next May.
Mark is excited about this opportunity and the increased responsibility that comes with it. In addition, he feels being an FTO provided some supervisory experience that will help his transition to manager. “When Yale Security started the FTO program, I was one of the first officers to apply. It was a great experience and gave me a taste of what managing even one person is like,” said Mark.
Lucille Roach retired as a sergeant from the New Haven Police Department after twenty-one years. During her law enforcement career, she served as a patrol officer, detective, and sergeant. Some work assignments included the State’s Attorney Cold Case Unit, Patrol Division, School Resource Officer, and Director of the Police Athletic League. She also served as a life coach and mentor to troubled female students.
Lucille grew up in North Haven, the youngest of nine with one sister and seven brothers. After high school, unsure of a career path, she attended a few semesters at Middlesex Community College in Middletown, Connecticut. Many family members were in law enforcement, which guided her toward becoming a police officer.
Besides spending lots of quality time with her family, Lucille works as a personal trainer. In addition to her new job, she plans on finishing her college degree. She is looking forward to working at Yale and continuing to be part of the New Haven Community. “When I was a police officer, part of my beat was the Yale Campus, so I’m looking forward to being part of the Yale community and hoping for a smooth transition,” said Lucille.
Congratulations to all!