Mr. Brian Niland is the Director of School Safety & Operations at Immaculate Heart Academy. He is a retired police officer who served the Borough of Paramus from 1989-2009. He started his career as police officer, was later promoted to detective, and then sergeant. Mr. Niland was active in the department and assisted in creating a field training officer program for newly hired officers. He was a member of the Bergen County Rapid Deployment Force and was a supervisor in the Paramus Emergency Service Unit. During his time as a police officer, Mr. Niland served as PBA Vice President and later President of his union. He is a School Safety Specialist and an active member of the Bergen County Association of School Security Professionals.
Mr. Niland has a B.A. degree from Montclair State University and M.A. from Seton Hall University. He is the proud father of three children and he has been a volunteer firefighter in Paramus for 40 years and served as an Assistant Chief from 1993-1996. He was later elected Chief of the Department in 1997. In 1998 he joined the Paramus Office of Emergency Management as an Assistant Coordinator and is currently serving in that role.
Mr. Niland loves volunteering in his community. He has coached youth recreation football and baseball in Paramus Junior Baseball League for fifteen years. He also served as a Paramus Recreation Commissioner for ten years. Mr. Niland was formerly a Director, a Vice President, and a Vice Principal at Paramus Catholic High School
where he served for twelve years. He is excited to work at Immaculate Heart Academy where his daughter graduated the Class of 2014. He looks forward to introducing new safety ideas to IHA and is proud to play a role in educating the staff in school safety as well as the students. He feels "the energy and the community-like atmosphere at
IHA is bar none, and it becomes evident when your daughter graduates such a fine educational institution. The tools your daughter will be supplied with at our school," he continues, "will give them unlimited life skills into their future endeavors."