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Oct. 19, 2004
CONTACT: Ward Mullens

EMU names new chief of police

YPSILANTICindy Hall, who has served on the Eastern Michigan University Department of Public Safety (DPS) for 25 years, has been named chief of police.

Hall succeeds John McAuliffe, who retired in July. She is the first woman to serve as head of the Department of Public Safety at EMU.

“I’m excited about it. I’m looking forward to working with the community to enhance safety on our campus,” said Hall.

            “Cindy has been an effective leader in the department for many years and has displayed the qualities we desire in our chief of police,” said John Beaghan, vice president for business and finance.

            Hall joined DPS in 1979 and has served as an officer, sergeant, lieutenant and captain. Since 1989, Hall has served as the associate director of public safety.

            She has an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Washtenaw Community College, a bachelor’s degree from EMU, a J.D. from the University of Toledo; and is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.

            Hall is a member of the Michigan Bar Association, the Michigan Association of Campus Law Enforcement and the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police.


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