Gregory C. Hanscom
Gregory C. Hanscom holds Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Public Administration degrees from the University of Maine. Mr. Hanscom enjoys a long and distinguished record of public service in the State of Maine. Mr. Hanscom began his professional career in law enforcement with the Portland Police Department where he was appointed to the position of Staff Assistant to the Police Chief. He went on to become the Police Chief in Windham, and thereafter, the Chief of Police in Lewiston. With 80 sworn officers, Lewiston is Maine’s second largest municipal police force. Following his career in law enforcement, he was appointed and served for 10 years as Maine’s Deputy Secretary of State/Director of the State Bureau of Motor Vehicles, an organization with 400 employees and a one hundred million dollar biennial budget. While there he re-engineered core services to gain efficiency, provided oversight of design and construction of a new motor vehicle building, and initiated a complete organizational realignment to improve customer service delivery.
In 2004, Mr. Hanscom joined the faculty of Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) in South Portland, Maine, where he served as chair of the Criminal Justice Department and chair of the Public Safety Division. In those roles he provided direction and management cooperatively with college administrators and department faculty for criminal justice programs, provided instruction in program courses, and coordinated efforts with the Fire Science Technology and Emergency Medical Services/Para medicine programs to deliver interdisciplinary undertakings. During Mr. Hanscom’s time at SMCC, student enrollment surged each semester growing from 2,300 students to over 7,000 in seven years. Given that rapid growth, all aspects of the College were under constant change. Mr. Hanscom was instrumental in providing the leadership that evolved the College’s security program from primarily one of students issuing parking tickets with little structure, guidance, or oversight, to a contemporary safety and security program. The College’s program now operates with security officers supplemented with student officers who assist with overall duties and staff the communications office. Now operating under an updated mission statement, security officers are supported by initial and ongoing training, up-to-date policies and procedures, constructive supervision, and performance evaluations. Strong, proactive relationships have been formed with the South Portland Police and Fire Departments. Safety and security officers train and work closely with the College's student life, facilities management, and environmental compliance programs to bring a cooperative and stake holder driven program to the College community. Mr. Hanscom retired from the College in 2011. Mr. Hanscom has recently completed a review of the Maine Maritime Academy’s Security Department. Mr. Hanscom has been with MRI since 2010.