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Ben Dedwylder named police chief at USM Gulf Coast

Ben Dedwylder, a veteran Gulf Coast law enforcement officer, has been chosen to lead the police department at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. Dedwylder, who was the assistant superintendent of security at Southern Miss Gulf Coast, was promoted to lieutenant and head of the Gulf Coast division of University Police. He will manage operations at Gulf Park, Point Cadet and Cedar Point.

Dedwylder’s experience includes stints with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and the city of Long Beach Police Department.

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