It’s official! After months of looking and interviewing several very qualified candidates to fill the City’s role of Police Chief, I’m pleased to share with you that I’ve selected Rich Ferguson.
Chief Ferguson has been with Provo Police for over 26 years and has served as Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, and Interim Chief since March.
In 2002 he was elected by his peers to serve as President of the Utah Narcotic Officers Association where he supervised a board of regional representatives throughout the state.
He’s served as the Commander of the Utah County Major Crimes Task Force made up of several local, state, and federal agencies. In addition, Chief Ferguson was invited and attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
As mentioned, this last March I asked Chief Ferguson to lead the department as Interim Chief. While serving he’s shown an ability to direct and build public trust with the same kind of reliable ability we’ve come to appreciate and expect.
It would be hard to find someone more qualified to lead this department. Chief Ferguson is someone the community can expect to be very consistent and always conduct himself with the highest level of integrity.
(Chief Ferguson’s appointment is dependent on the approval of Municipal Council)