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DeHaan named director of public safety at GVSU

  • Capt. Brandon DeHaan

Posted on March 06, 2018

Capt. Brandon DeHaan has been named director of public safety and chief of police at Grand Valley State University. DeHaan had been serving as acting director and chief since October 13, 2017; the promotion is effective immediately.

DeHaan was hired as an officer in the Grand Valley Police Department in 1987. He was promoted to sergeant in 1997 and in 2004 was promoted to assistant director of public safety services and then captain. DeHaan is also the Clery compliance officer for GVPD.

"Captain DeHaan is highly experienced and his longtime service and leadership in the department have been recognized by our campus community," said D. Scott Richardson, acting vice president for Finance and Administration. "We are confident that he will continue to move us forward in providing a safe learning and living environment for the entire Grand Valley community."