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Walsh University Appoints Louis Darrow as Chief of Police

What's New, 2014-08-11

Walsh University has appointed Louis Darrow as Chief of Campus Police. Chief Darrow brings more than 25 years of experience and expertise to this position as an officer of the Stark County Sheriff’s Office.

A function of the Office of Student Affairs, the department’s primary goal is to provide a safe and secure environment for the campus community. The staff consists of sworn law enforcement officers who are certified for the Ohio Peace Officers Training Council.

“Chief Darrow impressed us with both the breadth and depth of his policing knowledge,” said Amy Malaska, Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students. “He clearly has a commitment to build upon the foundation of our current Campus Police department with a clear vision of how to lead the skilled men and women of the Walsh University Police Force.  His experience, passion for the field of law enforcement, and a commitment to the goals and mission of Walsh University were evident.  Walsh University is blessed to welcome such a talented and recognized law enforcement leader with established relationships with both local and federal government agencies.”

Chief Darrow served for more than 25 years with the Stark County Sheriff’s Office. His tenure included 17 years of experience in supervision and administration.  In his most recent role in the rank of Lieutenant, Darrow was responsible for managing and supervising the day-to-day operations of the Road Patrol Division. This included 64 patrolmen and investigators, 19 dispatchers, one TAC officer and three clerks.  Chief Darrow has considerable budget management experience, and has extensive experience in the coordination and delivery of special event security.  Chief Darrow also has served as an instructor of police academy students at Stark State University for more than 15 years.