Lucy Wiederholt is the interim co-director of Public Safety. She began her career with the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety as a security guard in 1985. Throughout her service, she has experienced every role the department offers, apart from emergency management and fire safety. Wiederholt was the first woman in the Department of Public Safety to be appointed to a supervisory rank above sergeant.
For Wiederholt, the university has been proven to be an excellent place to fulfill her law enforcement goals while simultaneously conducting the kind of community-focused service she believes law enforcement should strive to provide.