Anthony D. Holt

Chief WSU PD

December 6, 2017

How WSU PD maintains safety on the campus and Midtown using data driven strategy

About the speaker

Anthony D. Holt, a Detroit resident, was promoted to Associate Vice President and Chief of Police at Wayne State University on August 1, 2008. Since joining the force as a police officer in 1977, Holt has held multiple positions within the university police department. He rose through the ranks to sergeant, lieutenant, captain and now chief during a career spanning more than 40 years.

Chief Holt serves as the University’s Chief Law Enforcement Officer with responsibility to plan, direct and oversee the strategic development and implementation of all aspects of campus and community security.

Chief Holt, a graduate of Wayne State University has planned and participated in numerous advanced training sessions including more than 3,500 hours of advanced and specialized training in case investigations, incident command training, managing high-risk situations and homeland security. He is co-founder of the Public Safety and Youth Forum and a frequent contributor to the Michigan Gang Research Project. Chief Holt serves on the advisory committee for the Detroit Crime Commission, the Advisory Committee for Wayne County Community College Public Safety Department and the Detroit Rescue Mission. Chief Holt serves as the key liaison between the university and federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

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