1980s 'Disco Cop' was once life of the intersection

A former police officer once known as a "Disco Cop" in the 1980s is now pounding music into the heads of students as an academic

HAMPTON BAYS - A former police officer once known as a "Disco Cop" in the 1980s is now pounding music into the heads of students as an academic chairman at Suffolk Community College.

Craig Boyd worked as a traffic control officer in the Town of Southampton in 1981 at intersections that lacked traffic signals, forcing him to improvise and show off skills honed at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

"Between the foot movement and the hand gestures, I've always been on stage my entire life. It progressed into something marvelous," Boyd says.

Boyd now has a new smooth jazz album coming out along with an instructional guitar DVD.

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