A regular visitor to our school, Hamel has served as a consultant to Lourdes on school safety issues for close to a decade.
A graduate of Western Connecticut State University, Hamel recently retired from a 28-year career with the Town of Poughkeepsie Department, 6 years as a detective, 12 years as an SRO (School Resource Officer) and 10 years as a patrol officer. A certified instructor with the New York State Department of Criminal Justice services, he instructed at police academies and police departments for the State of New York. A 14-year member of the SWAT team, he is also certified in forensics and as a crime scene technician.
Hamel will oversee the school safety and evacuation drills, will continue to advise and facilitate faculty and staff professional development seminars regarding school and student safety, and will assist in school and athletic event security. In addition, he will also teach our Criminal Justice and Forensic Science courses.
Welcome, Mr. Hamel. We are excited to see you in the building full time!