Public safety chief to leave job as Ohio leadership changes

COLUMBUS (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. 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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