WSUPD Chief Holt on de-escalation, community policing
Chief of Police Anthony Holt helped WSU establish itself as a leader in de-escalation training and opened the headquarters of the National De-Escalation Training Center at Wayne State.
In its inaugural show, the Today@Wayne Podcast welcomes Wayne State University Police Department Chief Anthony Holt. Widely respected for his progressive approach to law enforcement, Chief Holt talks with host Darrell Dawsey about the critical importance of community policing and explains why WSUPD has become a leader in de-escalation training.
A career law enforcement officer, Chief Holt has earned notice since become chief of WSUPD for his deep commitment to community policing and law enforcement accountability. He helped WSU establish itself as a leader in de-escalation training and recently opened the headquarters of the National De-Escalation Training Center on Wayne State’s campus.
Anthony Holt, current WSU Chief of Police, has held several positions within the university's police department since he joined the force as a police officer in 1977. He rose through the ranks to sergeant, lieutenant, captain and now chief during a career spanning more than 30 years. He is a graduate of the Wayne State University Criminal Justice Program.