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Mr. David Holl

Mr. David Holl

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David L. Holl is Deputy Director for Operations at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA). Prior to his appointment at PEMA, Deputy Holl served as Lieutenant/Assistant Chief of Police with the Township of Derry police Department in Hershey. In that Capacity he was Commander of the Administrative and Technical Services Division, which includes supervision of radio and technical services, communications, criminal investigations, forensics, community services, accreditation, and records management. Deputy Holl has served as the municipal emergency management coordinator for the Township of Derry, a community that hoists well over 5.5 million visitors each year for various entertainment and business venues.

Deputy Holl also served with the South Central Task Force on the Communication Sub-committee as Chairman of the Mobile Command Working Group, was Chairman of the Strategic Planning Working Group, and member of the Technical Working Group. He also served on the Criminal Justice Subcommittee with the Info/Intel Working Group and Chaired the Records Data Interoperability Working Group. He was also a member of the Public Information Subcommittee and the Task Force Incident Management Team.

His public safety background has spanned over 35 years beginning in the community volunteer fire service and emergency medical services. Deputy Holl also served as an Emergency Medical Technician and worked as an EMT-Paramedic in central Pennsylvania.

Deputy Holl holds a Bachelor’s degree from Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA, A Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven, West Haven DT, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Penn State University. He has served as an adjunct instructor for Penn State University at the Harrisburg campus and is currently an adjunct instructor in the Criminal Justice and Homeland Security programs for a central Pennsylvania college. Deputy Holl is a 2003 Graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, holds numerous certifications in the public safety field, and has been the recipient of several professional awards.