Deputy Director, Office of Homeland Security, Pennsylvania State Police
Kristin M. Daniels was appointed Deputy Director of the Office of Homeland Security at the Pennsylvania State Police in October 2020. Throughout this tenure as the Deputy Director, Ms. Daniels was appointed as the Acting Director and Homeland Security Advisor from July 2021 through February 2023. With 30 years of public service in Pennsylvania, Ms. Daniels has dedicated half of her career in the Office of Homeland Security, where she has worked diligently on identifying and prioritizing Pennsylvania’s Critical Infrastructure, assisted in the development of homeland security strategic plans and was instrumental in developing the public and private sector outreach program to what it is today. As the Deputy Director she maintains oversight of the administrative and operational functions of the office and maintains a close working relationship with the state fusion centers, emergency management and law enforcement officials on all matters related to terrorism or adversarial threats against the Commonwealth. Prior to joining the office, Ms. Daniels began her career at the Allegheny County Department of Administration/Chief Clerk, followed by the Pennsylvania Treasury Department and Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Ms. Daniels holds a Bachelor of Science from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and master’s coursework from Penn State University.
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