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Police chief named

February 4, 2002

Lt. Col. Eric Provost has been selected to serve as Austin Peay's new police chief. He will report for work April 1, after retiring as Fort Campbell's commander of military police.

Since August 2000, the position has been filled on an interim basis by Ben Pratt, the director of the physical plant.

Provost was a security officer at Montgomery College in Rockville, Md. and an officer in Leslie County, Ky. He also taught police science courses at Park College, Parkville, Mo.

He has two master's degrees, one in criminal justice and one in forensic science.

Provost will oversee 15 officers and five dispatchers.