NFA Names Wayne Sheehan Campus Safety Director
Experienced law enforcement and business executive Wayne Sheehan has been named Norwich Free Academy’s Director of Campus Safety. Head of School David J. Klein announced Sheehan’s appointment today. He will begin work, August 19, 2019.
Sheehan, who resides in Plainfield, CT, is originally from New Hampshire. He has an extensive background in law enforcement, risk assessment, school safety, and teen education and supervision. After a position as a permanent reserve officer in Tewksbury, MA, Sheehan began his full-time career in Exeter, N.H., as a Police Detective, where he implemented a Teen Dating Violence classroom education program.  Sheehan became the first School Resource Officer in Dover, N.H., where he coordinated training, drug prevention outreach, and the Youth 2 Youth Program at Dover High School. For nine years Sheehan served as Chief of Police of the Town of Kensington, N.H.
Sheehan is an elite Hockey Coach with experience at the collegiate level and an avid enthusiast of the sport. He has served as Commissioner of the Northern States Hockey League in addition to being the owner and head coach for Amateur, Tier Three, Junior Hockey Team. Most recently, Sheehan has been employed as an Independent Open Source Intelligence Consultant at Liferaft, Inc., advising public, private, and non-profit entities about integrated technology solutions for security operations.
“The development of my career has led me to work full time here at Norwich Free Academy, an incredible school with an incredible reputation.  I look forward to working with the administration, faculty, and staff, with NFA’s families and communities, to further the education and achievement of NFA’s students. I am proud to be here,” says Sheehan. 
Sheehan holds a B.A. Degree from Worcester State University. He attended the New Hampshire Police Academy, and he holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Cambridge College. 
“Wayne Sheehan brings an impressive and comprehensive safety background to NFA,” says Klein.  “His direct experience as a former School Resource Officer (SRO), Police Chief, and Threat Assessment Consultant will be invaluable in his new leadership role as the Director of Campus Safety.  I am honored and proud to welcome Wayne Sheehan to the NFA Leadership Team.