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Public safety chief to leave job as Ohio leadership changes

August 26, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s public safety director says he plans to leave the department as a new governor takes office in a few months.

Ohio Department of Public Safety Director John Born shared his plans in a recent video message for employees. He says as the administration changes, it’s time “for a new generation of leadership and ideas.”

Born has led the department since 2013, when he was appointed by Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik). Born previously served as superintendent of the State Highway Patrol, one of the department’s six divisions.

The others are Ohio Homeland Security; the Ohio Emergency Management Agency; Ohio Emergency Medical Services; the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles; and the Office of Criminal Justice Services.

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