GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich has hired retired Greenwich Police Officer Detective Steve Hickey to serve as its first-ever Head of Safety.
The club has taken steps to ensure the continued safety of the more than 325 members who attend club activities each day. In recent months, BGCG has hired more staff to monitor heavy traffic areas, implemented a walkie talkie system to keep program staff fully connected during after school hours, and, now, established a full-time staff position devoted to the safety of Club members.
“Having served the Town of Greenwich for 31 years as a member of the Police Department, I’m blessed to have joined the Boys & Girls Club,'' Hickey said. "It’s an awesome environment for the kids of Greenwich and, in the three weeks I’ve been here, the staff and members have welcomed me as if I’ve been here for years already. I’m looking forward to working with everyone upholding the safety standards and integrating myself with the staff, kids and counselors and moving forward with the Club making it the safest environment for everyone.”
As Head of Safety, Detective Hickey is responsible for all aspects of safety and security at the club. During the After School Program, he will be a presence throughout the facility as well as in the parking lot. He will spend time at both Boys & Girls Clubs of Greenwich summer camps: the Clubhouse Camp on Horseneck Lane and the Camp Simmons property on Lake Avenue.
Detective Hickey will also guide the Club through all of its safety training including scheduled fire and lockdown drills and will ensure that Club safety practices are current with best practices and protocols.
Boys & Girls Club CEO, Bobby Walker, Jr. said the Club is excited about having Detective Hickey join the team.
“Steve is an exceptional professional who will bring our safety efforts to a new level. His experience and his personality are a perfect fit for our club and our safety plans going forward,'' Walker said.