Public Safety Members Promoted to New Ranks

May 25, 2022
Submitted By: Public Safety Department

The University of Hartford’s Public Safety Department is pleased to announce the advancement of three staff members.

Tyler Casale –  promoted from Investigator to Patrol Sergeant

Since joining the force in 2015, Tyler has progressed from public safety officer to investigator, and now after a competitive process has earned the rank of patrol sergeant. Tyler is also a certified instructor for the department’s certification requirements, and consistently shows an eagerness to continue learning and taking on any and all assignments asked of him. He is currently earning his bachelor’s degree at UHart. Prior to coming to the University, Tyler was an auxiliary police officer and animal control officer for Enfield. 

Jennifer Feitel – promoted from Officer to Corporal

With over 20 years of experience at the state Department of Correction, years in academia as a professor, and a recently attained doctorate degree from UHart in Educational Leadership, Jennifer is a welcome addition to the supervisory team. She joined the Public Safety Department in September of 2021, quickly proving her commitment to the campus community by accepting additional assignments, volunteering for extra shifts, and taking on any other duties asked of her. Jennifer reached the rank of captain before retiring at the Department of Correction, and has served on the faculty at Goodwin University, Central Connecticut State University and Mitchell College. 

Greg Sargis – promoted from Officer to Corporal

Greg has served in the roles of officer, fire prevention, and investigator with the UHart force since 2015, and was recently named a corporal. He brings a wealth of experience and background in the public safety sector, having spent 10 years as a police officer in Hartford and Phoenix, and 24 years as a fire marshal with Hartford. Greg was also involved in search and rescue work in New York City during the Sept. 11 tragedy. Known as a dynamic, well-rounded professional, Greg is very involved in the student community and campus programs, as well as the intensive training of police mountain bike certification.