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Ohio Homeland Security Director's Office

Brian L. Quinn

Executive Director, Ohio Homeland Security


On February 18, 2018, Brian L. Quinn was appointed as the Executive Director of Ohio Homeland Security after serving as the Chief of Operations for Ohio Homeland Security's Statewide Terrorism Analysis & Crime Center (STACC) since January 2016, where he oversaw beneficial changes to the state's fusion center and helped expand the STACC's role of supporting local, state, and federal agencies as they investigate terrorism and other criminal activity by fusing information to begin the intelligence cycle.

Executive Director Quinn retired after serving 10 years as the Chief of Police for the Upper Arlington Division of Police in January 2016. He earned his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Bowling Green State University and a Master's Degree from Tiffin University. He joined the Upper Arlington Police Division in 1988 and served as a Field Training Officer, Detective, Patrol Sergeant, and rotated through command of all three bureaus in the Division, as a Lieutenant, at various times since 1997. He is a graduate of the 21st session of the Police Executive Leadership College through Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, graduated from the Upper Arlington Leadership Program in 1999 and served on its Board of Directors for 6 years.

Executive Director Quinn is a graduate of the 208th Session of Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (March 2002) and of the Naval Postgraduate School's Fusion Center Leaders Program in March 2017. He was named the 7th Upper Arlington Chief of Police on November 28, 2005. He is a Past President of the FBI National Academy having served on the Executive Board for the Ohio Chapter for seven years and served on the Executive Board for the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police as the District One Representative until his retirement. He previously served as a CALEA assessor and has participated in numerous police promotional assessments as an Assessor/Lead Consultant for Advisory Services for OACP since 2010. Executive Director Quinn is an Adjunct Professor at Tiffin University.

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