David Holl

Director of Public Safety for Lower Allen Township

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David L. Holl is the Director of Public Safety for Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County. In that role he oversees the police department, emergency medical services, is liaison to two Township volunteer fire companies, and serves as the municipal Emergency Management Coordinator. Prior to his appointment at Lower Allen, Director Holl served as the Deputy Director for Operations for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and as a Deputy Director for Administration at PEMA. In those roles he oversaw the state Emergency Operations Center, the Bureau of Recovery and Mitigation, and the State 911 Office, among others. He also served as the Governor's Authorized Representative for several federally declared disasters in Pennsylvania. Prior to his appointment at PEMA, Director 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 included supervision of radio and technical services, communications, criminal investigation, forensics, community services, accreditation, and records management. Director Holl has previously served as the Emergency Management Coordinator for the Township of Derry, a community that hosts well over 5.5 million visitors each year for various entertainment and business venues. Director Holl currently serves as Chairman of the South-Central Task Force Criminal Justice Subcommittee and was recently appointed to the State's 911 Advisory Board by Governor Wolf as the representative from the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association. His public safety background has spanned over 40 years beginning in the community volunteer fire service and emergency medical services. Director Holl also served as an Emergency Medical Technician and worked as an EMT-Paramedic in central Pennsylvania. He 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, CT, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Penn State University. He also serves as an adjunct professor for Penn State University’s World campus. Director 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.