Dr. Michael Brady
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice and Criminology
I began my professional career in 1978 when I was hired as a police officer with the Narragansett (R.I.) Police Department. During my nine years with the Narragansett Police, I served in the patrol division as a patrolman, sergeant, lieutenant and as commander of the Special Emergency Response Team tactical unit. In 1987, I was selected by the town of Charlestown, Rhode Island as their colonel/chief of police. My appointment at the age of 31 made me the youngest person in Rhode Island appointed as a chief of police. During my tenure, I served as vice chairman of the Rhode Island Police Officers Commission on Standards and Training and president of the Rhode Island Police Chiefs Association, and also served on the Legislative Commission to Review and Revise the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights. While a chief of police, I earned a law degree from New England Law/Boston, graduating in 1996.
I am licensed to practice law in the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut, the Federal District Court for the District Court of Rhode Island, as well as the United States Supreme Court. I have appeared as an attorney before all Rhode Island state courts, and have both civil and criminal trial experience in the Rhode Island Superior Court. In addition, I have argued appellate matters before the Rhode Island Supreme Court.
I joined the Salve Regina faculty in 2001, and have taught undergraduate courses on the justice process, criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence and controversial legal issues. I have also taught graduate courses on constitutional issues and management issues in the justice system.