Gregory B Sneed

About Chief Sneed

My policing career began in the City of Middletown, CT where I

  • Created and led the Department’s Self Defense Team for 26 years,
  • Formed the Department’s Hostage Negotiation Team,
  • Served on the SWAT team,
  • Performed specialized work within the Detective Division and Family Crimes Unit. 

I partnered with the community and created successful community policing programs in high-crime areas. I was promoted to the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and served two years as the City’s Acting Deputy Chief. I earned eight department award medals along with numerous letters of Commendation and Community awards.

In 2011, I retired from the City of Middletown and became Eastern Connecticut State University’s first Deputy Chief of Police. In 2016, I was recognized as one of 100 Men of Color in the region of New York to Massachusetts. In 2018, I received recognition and an award from the New Britain Chapter of the NAACP’s Freedom Fund. I’ve shared my experiences at several open forums on police brutality, law enforcement biases, and community policing.

On June 1, 2021, I retired from Central Connecticut State University. I was the first African American Chief of Police in their 170-year history.

Chief Gregory B Sneed in uniform
Chief Gregory B. Sneed

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Master's Degree
Criminal Justice
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Bachelor's Degree
Public Safety Administration
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Associate's Degree
Criminal Justice

GBSaxPlayer - Experience Music with Me

I’ve been playing the saxophone since 2013 and during that time I’ve played at bars, restaurants, country clubs, golf outings, milestone birthdays, and weddings. 

Under the stage name GBSaxPlayer, you will hear me playing a little bit of everything including country, R&B, jazz, rock, and pop. In 2017, I became the Hartford Jazz Society’s first Emerging Artist Showcase winner.

My newest single is “My One and Only Love” which can be downloaded on Amazon Music, Apple Music, iTunes, iHeart Music, Spotify, and most other music sites. 

To find out where I’m playing next, visit GBSaxPlayer on Facebook or check out “Where’s The Gig”. 


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Connecticut Chiefs of Police Association
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National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
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