Emergency Communications

A lifelong Middletown resident and 1997 alumnus of Middletown High School, David Boyce graduated from Middlesex Community College in 1999.

David said he first heard about Middlesex during high school when a representative from the college came to talk about the courses offered. Since the location was convenient for him, he decided to enroll and major in broadcast communications.

Boyce headshot“I really enjoyed all my classes at Middlesex. It was great having professor Rich Lenoce as a teacher with all his expertise,” said David, who also served as an intern with WFSB television station in Hartford. “Professor Doug Rogers also brought many years of Hollywood experience having directed many television shows I grew up watching!”

During his time at Middlesex, David participated in student activities and served as the vice president of the Student Senate.

“Middlesex is an amazing college. The professors are very dedicated and the course offerings and degree options are plentiful,” he added.

After graduating with an associate degree, David was immediately hired to work for the city of Middletown as a 911 dispatcher, where he served for 22 years. He was the civilian dispatcher trainer in the city’s Central Communications Center where he conducted quality assurance on police, fire, EMS, and 911 calls. He also served as a training officer, acting director, and deputy director of the center.

In 2022, David took on a new role as the director of emergency communications for the city of Meriden, after serving 10 months as the assistant director.

“I am very honored to have been chosen to lead this very important department vital to public and responder safety,” David said.

David has been an emergency medical technician (EMT) for 23 years. He is also a 1999 graduate of the EMT course held at Middlesex.

He was also the chair of Middletown’s Human Relations Commission for 15 years. David is also a CPR instructor, justice of the peace, and a notary public.

March 2022
Written by Thea Moritz