Maj. Christopher Grotton, Associate Vice President for Safety and Security, Husson University
Christopher Grotton grew up in Maine, and currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Safety and Security at Husson University. In this role he is privileged to lead a team of 13 Officers in providing emergency planning and safety and security services to the Husson University community. He established and leads the University’s Behavioral Threat Assessment Team, and serves on the Behavioral Assessment Executive Board for the Maine School Safety Center within the Department of Education.
Prior to joining Husson University, Chris retired after a 31 year career as a Major with the Maine State Police. During his career he served in the roles of Patrol Trooper, Sergeant, Canine Handler, Crash Reconstruction Specialist, academy instructor, and as the Cadre Supervisor for the 1st and 2nd Basic Law Enforcement Training Programs. During his 19 years as a Commissioned Officer he served in command roles with the Traffic Safety Unit, Training and Professional Development, Special Operations Teams, and worked with state and nationwide entities on contemporary policy issues. He redeveloped and commanded Maine’s Intelligence Fusion Center, served as an Executive Branch liaison with the Maine Legislature and successfully implemented numerous innovative technology projects. He founded and served as the first Commander of the State Police Incident Management Assistance Team, and has served in various command roles at numerous large incidents throughout Maine and the nation. Promoted to Major in 2011, he served with three Command Staff teams, and was responsible for the many technical, forensic, and specialized units that comprise the Support Services Division of the Bureau. He managed numerous technology projects and implementations which impacted Maine’s law enforcement and criminal justice system environments.
Chris earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and his Master’s in Business Administration from Husson University. He is also a graduate of the Maine State Police Academy, the 223rd Session of the FBI National Academy, and the Fusion Center Director’s course at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.