Provo police chief resigns to live closer to family

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Provo Police Chief Rick Gregory resigned from his post Wednesday, saying he and his wife arrived at a decision to move closer to family in Ohio. Gregory had spent two years as chief of police in Provo.

“I have truly enjoyed my 32 years of service to various communities as a police officer, but none more rewarding than the last two years in Provo. I leave Provo with mixed emotions,” Gregory said in an email.

Provo Police Chief Rick Gregory, pictured here, resigned Wednesday for family reasons. (Photo courtesy Provo Police Department)
Provo Police Chief Rick Gregory, pictured here, resigned Wednesday for family reasons. (Photo courtesy Provo Police Department)

Gregory assured his colleagues his resignation was strictly for personal reasons.

“(It is) a move that brings us closer to our children and to a place my wife and I can call home and put down roots. This is a family-first decision,” Gregory said.

Provo Mayor John Curtis is expected to name an interim soon, but no timeline was given.

“My admiration for (Gregory) runs deep,” Curtis said. “His influence and ability to unite our police department has been measureable. Since arriving we’ve seen a significant decrease in crime due to the chief’s passion for community-oriented policing and proactive police work.”

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