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Ohio State appoints 1st woman to lead its police department

Posted at 6:18 AM, Jan 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-07 06:18:51-05

COLUMBUS — Ohio State University has announced the appointment of the first woman to lead that school’s police department.

Chief Kimberly Spears-McNatt is a graduate of Ohio State and a former deputy chief, with almost 25 years’ experience as an Ohio State police officer.

The 48-year-old Spears-McNatt took over Jan. 1, becoming the division’s 11th chief.

She’s joined by recently appointed Deputy Chief Tracy Hahn.

Hahn served several years in the suburban Upper Arlington department, where she was that agency’s first female chief.