Brion Gilbride, '99

Criminal Justice
From day one, YCP helped me to understand the relationship between what I was learning and what I would be doing.

Brion Gilbride studied Criminal Justice and worked for the Campus Safety Department as both an officer and supervisor. For the last 15 years, he’s been working for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), serving in the Office of Field Operations. He has held a variety of roles within CBP, rising through the ranks from Officer to Supervisor to Integrity Officer to Program Manager, and is headed for his next assignment as a Chief CBP Officer at a Port of Entry on the United States-Canadian border.

Gilbride's experience at YCP helped him prepare for his career in many ways. Through the College's dynamic mix of professors, he gained the necessary knowledge about the diversity within the criminal justice field, and how the different disciplines interact with one another. His education and college work experience guided his transition from his studies to his career. Gilbride said that YCP "helped me to understand the relationship between what I was learning and what I would be doing."

As such, he goes on to say that his career is a larger-scale continuation of what he accomplished at YCP. Gilbride has maintained a sense of integrity, pride, and professionalism throughout his career and education, sharing that with the people he has worked and learned with along the way. In an effort to advance the field of criminal justice, he networks and publishes works in the field. In 2015, he and several other YCP alumni helped produce the fourth edition of Security Supervision and Management: Theory and Practice of Asset Protection.

written by Annelise Vlacich '16