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Director of Public Safety

Division - Administration and Finance
Department - Public SafetyChief Haroon picture

Chief Haroon is the Director of the Department of Public Safety and is assigned to oversee all operations within the Department of Public Safety. Chief Haroon plans, coordinates, and directs the activities of the Department of Public Safety, he manages resources and establishes departmental goals and objectives while delivering efficient and effective public safety services to Ferris State University.

Prior to being appointed, Chief Haroon served as the chief of police for the City of Johnstown, Ohio. Before becoming chief of police in Johnstown, Chief Haroon served as a deputy sheriff for the Licking County Sheriff’s Office in Newark, Ohio, and as a patrol officer for the City of Pickerington, Ohio. During his tenure with the City of Pickerington he served as a school resource officer (SRO), a member of the special weapons and tactics team (SWAT), a drug recognition expert (DRE), and as a patrol sergeant. Chief Haroon began his law enforcement career in 2005, after graduating from the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy.     



  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Globe University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Management and Leadership from Western Governors University, based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Public Safety Leadership Academy from the Ohio State University John Glenn School of Public Affairs (FBI Nation Academy equivalent.)
  • School of Police and Staff Command program at the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety in Evanston, Illinois (FBI Nation Academy equivalent.)
  • Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE) program from the Ohio Law Enforcement Foundation in 2020 (FBI Nation Academy equivalent.)

Employed at Ferris Since:


Contact Information:
Department of Public Safety
1319 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-5000 (office)
(231) 796-0169 (fax)
Email - [email protected]