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Benjamin Hunter ~ Chief of Staff & Executive Director of Public Safety

Ben HunterIn November 2008, Benjamin Hunter joined Butler University as its public safety director, where he oversees University police, environmental programs, parking services and emergency preparedness. Butler University President James M. Danko added chief of staff to Hunter's role in January 2012. Hunter also is an elected member of the Indianapolis City-County Council. Before joining the University, he worked for the Indianapolis Police Department (IPD), and he served with the Indiana University Police Department prior to that. Hunter graduated from Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) with a bachelor's degree in political science. While at IUPUI, he worked with 11 other students to create the Indiana Consortium for Volunteer Service. Throughout Hunter's educational and professional careers, he has received several honors, including IUPUI's "Spirit of Philanthropy" award and the IPD Medal of Bravery. Hunter has held volunteer leadership roles for various community and professional organizations, and currently serves on the National Education Committee for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).

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