Old Dominion Hires New Police Chief From Rutgers

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Rhonda Harris has been selected as Old Dominion University's new police chief, the university announced Friday.

Harris comes to ODU from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., the flagship campus of New Jersey's state university system, where she has been police chief since 2006. She began her law enforcement career in 1985 as a police officer in El Reno, Okla.

At ODU, Harris will oversee a force of nearly 130 police officers, security guards and civilian personnel. Her responsibilities will include crime prevention programs, 24-hour campuswide patrols, safety escort services, and emergency preparedness and response operations.

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