There’s a New Director in Town
Anthony Levey Is Set to Begin as Director of UHD’s Criminal Justice Training Center
By Hayden Bergman
For more than 25 years, Anthony Levey has made significant contributions to the law enforcement field through his leadership and investigative skills. Now that he’s set to begin work as the Director of the Criminal Justice Training Center (CJTC) in the College of Public Service (CPS), those skills will serve the UHD community and will lead to significant gains in student success, both in the classroom and long after.
Due to his vast operational experience, Levey is the perfect candidate to lead the CJTC in its mission to provide “quality, professional instruction to future and current peace officer professionals.” Levey spent four years as the Regional Director in the New York office of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where he achieved outstanding results by improving organizational processes, productivity, and case closure rates, all while reducing costs and fostering a positive work environment.
He has also worked as a police officer, a Special Agent in the Department of Justice, and as a Special Agent in Charge in the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he spearheaded several engagement and intelligence initiatives.
In addition to his operational experience, Levey has been actively involved in academia. As an Adjunct Instructor at UHD’s Criminal Justice Training Center for the last two years, he has taught hundreds of Basic Peace Officer Cadets, ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to become effective future law enforcement professionals.
Throughout his career, Levey has consistently demonstrated his commitment to public safety and excellence in law enforcement, so much so that his contributions have been recognized with numerous commendations, not the least of which was the Secretary’s Silver Medal for Meritorious Service in 2016 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
As a highly accomplished law enforcement professional, Levey leaves a lasting impact wherever he goes. We look forward to seeing the impact he makes in his new role here at UHD.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.
U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.