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Thiel College Names Chief of Police

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College welcomed Chief Eric Allen as chief of police/director of public safety, a position he assumed on Nov. 1. Allen comes to Thiel College from the Koppel Borough Police Department in Koppel, Pa., where he served as assistant chief of police. He has more than a decade of experience in policing, including work at both Carlow University, where he served as detective, and Penn State McKeesport.

As chief of police/director of public safety, Allen is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for students, employees and visitors of the College; ensuring the safety and security of all College buildings, facilities and property; responsibility for emergency management plans and activities; and oversight and direction of fleet vehicle and shuttle service.

Allen attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and graduated from the IUP Police Academy. He also is a certified taser instructor and holds investigation certificates in homicide, crime scene, domestic violence and undercover narcotics, among others.

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Thiel College is a private liberal arts institution founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 25 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio to more than 900 students. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2016 and remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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