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UK’s Interim Police Chief

By Kathy Johnson

 

Photo of Henry Huff
Captain Henry Huff
Interim UK Police Chief

"I realize Chief Langston has left big shoes to fill, but I will do my best to fill the void. I intend to continue her policy of reaching out to serve the university community, and I hope to continue to make the University of Kentucky Police Department accessible to all members of the university community.”

-- Captain Henry Huff,
interim UK Police Chief

 

Jan. 7, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- University of Kentucky Police Captain Henry Huff has been named the department’s interim chief.

The appointment comes as Rebecca Langston, UK’s first female police chief, resigned to become the first female public safety commissioner for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

Huff is a 29-year veteran of the UK Police Department, beginning as a patrol officer and working his way up to captain. He was named captain of operations in 2000 and captain of administrative services in 2001.

The Lexington resident attended UK before beginning his career with UK Police. He also has attended Eastern Kentucky University’s law enforcement program.

“I look forward to the challenge of this new position,” Huff said. “I realize Chief Langston has left big shoes to fill, but I will do my best to fill the void. I intend to continue her policy of reaching out to serve the university community, and I hope to continue to make the University of Kentucky Police Department accessible to all members of the university community.”

Ben Carr, vice president for auxiliary and campus services, said a national search is underway for the permanent police chief. Advertising for the job will continue through the end of January. Carr anticipates top applicants will be interviewed this spring with the goal of filling the position by July 1.


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