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DDN: Dayton native named Wright State’s director of public safety

Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

Wright State University has named Kurt Holden director of public safety.

Holden, 35, who has served as interim director of public safety, will oversee the police department and several other units in the newly-formed Department of Public Safety.

“I am looking forward to continuing being in the service of the community,” Holden said. “As we restructure, I want to remain community-centered, so that we can continue building upon the great relationships we have at the university and provide a safe and secure campus.”

Wright State had a Department of Public Safety until 2003 that included the police force. The university announced it would return to that approach in January, said Greg Sample, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Wright State.

Other departments in the Department of Public Safety include parking services and the communications center. The university said in a press release that integrating these departments together would save money and make the departments more efficient and collaborative.

“When you have all of those entities working together it results in a safer and more secure campus,” Holden said.