Gary Moxley has served with Rochester Police Department for 21 years. Gary will oversee the department’s policy, procedure and training for use of firearms, in an effort to protect individuals on campus. Last year, RIT announced some Public Safety officers will have access to firearms in the event of a need for an armed response to contain an active violent threat until local law enforcement arrives at the scene.
Gary is a native of Rochester, graduated from Aquinas Institute and enlisted in the Army, where he worked as a military analyst. He received a bachelor’s degree in management and economics from St. John Fisher College and his master’s degree in criminal justice from Keuka College. Gary is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginaia., which only selects 3 percent of the world’s police and military personnel to attend.
He was on Rochester’s SWAT team for 12 years and served as an instructor and its assistant commander. Gary also has seventeen years of teaching experience in classroom and practical settings, training hundreds of police officers.
When he was a Captain in the Rochester Police Department, he was responsible for the supervision of daily patrol operations of five shifts of supervisors, investigators and patrol officers.
Gary also was involved as a board member with RPD’s Police Activities League and volunteered with the department’s initiative with the Rochester City School District’s literacy program where he read and interacted with elementary school students. He is currently president of the Western New York chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.