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Veteran police officer to lead military and public safety recruiting

June 27, 2024

A seasoned law enforcement officer with over three decades of experience, including operating a private security consulting business, has joined Northwood University to lead military and public safety recruiting and partnership efforts.

“With more than 34 years of experience in law enforcement and private consulting, Henry Reyna could not be a better fit to lead our military and public safety recruiting efforts,” stated Dr. Matt Bennett, vice president of strategic alliances and the Center for Automotive Studies at Northwood University. “Additionally, Henry is well known and highly regarded in the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond.”

Reyna, of Bay City, began his law enforcement career in 1984 at the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office. In 1987, he was hired by Saginaw Township, where he initially served as a patrolman. In 2008, he was promoted to the role of crime prevention specialist, where he worked as a community liaison officer until his retirement in 2015. Since 2007, Reyna has owned and operated Secure Solution LLC, a security consulting firm servicing Fortune 500 companies in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Not one to be idle, Reyna has held numerous other roles, including serving as a firearms and defensive tactics instructor at Delta College for nearly 10 years. He also taught defense and personal safety at a martial arts school in Saginaw.

“I am ecstatic to be part of the Northwood University community, as Northwood and law enforcement share many of the same values, including honor, truth, and integrity,” Reyna said. “We really are cut from the same cloth.”

In addition to more than 20 professional certifications, Reyna has earned numerous commendations for solving breaking-and-entering cases, exhibiting bravery, public service, and conducting an arrest in a $5 million fraud case. He also has received a merit award from the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a legislative tribute from Michigan’s 87th Legislature, a lifesaving award, a unit citation for crime prevention, and an award for continuous outstanding performance.

Reyna looks forward to building upon the relationship between Northwood University and military members and first responders to help connect them and their families to special resources at Northwood to begin or finish an undergraduate or graduate degree.

“With more than one-third of our alumni owning or managing their own business, Northwood has an incredible track record for developing leaders,” Reyna said. “Our online degree programs offer flexibility and value because Northwood believes police, fire, ambulance, military, and other first responders who serve the needs of others deserve no less.”

Last year, Northwood was among 62 universities in the nation that the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency designated as Veteran-Friendly Schools for the 2023-24 school year. The prior year, Northwood was named among the Best for Vets Colleges by the Military Times.

To learn about exclusive offerings for military members and police, fire, ambulance and other first responders, email Henry Reyna at or call (989) 824-3471.

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