Chief Anthony Holt
Chief Anthony D. Holt’s career at Wayne State University Police Department began in 1977, when he joined the force following graduation. He rose through the ranks to sergeant, lieutenant, captain and now Associate Vice President and Chief of Police.

As the University’s Chief Law Enforcement Officer, he has responsibility to plan, direct and oversee the strategic development and implementation of all aspects of campus and community security.

Chief Holt 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.

He 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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