Indiana University has named Benjamin Hunter superintendent of public safety. He is currently the executive director of public safety, community relations and government affairs at Butler University. Hunter begins his new position at IU on January 2. In his new role, he will be responsible for comprehensive strategy, policy and practices for public safety across IU, including the IU Police Department, which has 135 sworn officers across all its campuses, as well as the IU Police Academy. Hunter is an IUPUI alumnus and graduated from IU Police Academy in 1994. After graduating from IU with a degree in political science, Hunter worked for IUPD-Indianapolis before taking a job with the Indianapolis Police Department, where he worked from 1998 to 2008. He was elected to two four-year terms on the Indianapolis City-County Council, ending in December 2015. His position at Butler University evolved, beginning as director of public safety and chief of police, and including a period where he served as chief of staff to Butler University President James M. Danko while overseeing the university’s Department of Public Safety and University Events office.

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