Chief Rosemary Naughton
Rosemary “Rosie” Naughton has spent the last twenty-six years in law enforcement. She started her career in a small municipal police department and enjoyed a variety of assignments ranging from D.A.R.E. Officer to domestic violence and sexual assault investigator and instructor. She then moved to college law enforcement and worked for both private and state institutions in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Working through the ranks, she obtained the position of Chief in 1996 at Framingham State University and then was hired by Worcester State University as Chief of College Police in 2001.
Chief Naughton served as the President of M.A.C.L.E.A. (Massachusetts Association of College Law Enforcement Administrators) from 2011-2012. She is also a member of IACLEA (International Association of College Law Enforcement Administrators). She served as a member of the Board of Directors for the NECUSA organization from 2003 - 2007. She was selected in 2005 as a member of the first class of National Incident Command System to teach college administrators, health professionals, public safety officials, and police officers how to handle disasters on campuses. Chief Naughton has taught this Simulation - Based Command Post Training around the country. This program is funded by both IACLEA and Homeland Security and its curriculum is approved by the Office of Domestic Preparedness.
Chief Naughton obtained her B.S. in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College and earned her M.Ed. in Health Education with C.H.E.S. certification from Worcester State University. Chief Naughton has also taught as an adjunct faculty for the Health Science Department and currently teaches Emergency Preparedness in Public Health.