Passings: Nicholas Halias, Former UNH Police Chief

Passings: Nicholas Halias, Former UNH Police Chief

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Former UNH Police Chief Nick Halias died Monday, March 3, 2014. A 43-year veteran of New Hampshire law enforcement, Halias was chief of the UNH department from 2000-2012.

In 1969, Halias joined the New Hampshire State Police, retiring in 2000. During his time with the state police, he was commander of the narcotics and intelligence unit and the Governor's Executive Protection Unit. A graduate of the FBI National Academy, Halias had a Master of Science in criminal justice from Fitchburg State College.

Halias served on numerous boards, including the board of trustees for the Community College System of New Hampshire; the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee of the Governor's Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence, the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center, Northeast Region; and the Department of Justice, Electronic Crime Partnership Initiative (ECPI);

He also was an adjunct faculty member with the Community College System of New Hampshire, and a certified instructor for the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Act.

A memorial service will be held in the spring. Details will be announced as soon as they are made available.