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PROVO GAINS INTERIM CHIEF OF POLICE FOR A FEW WEEKS

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Capt. George Pier-pont has been appointed interim chief of police following the retirement of Chief Swen Nielsen after 21 years of service.

Pierpont will serve until Aug. 21, when Gregory M. Cooper will become Provo's new police chief.Pierpont has worked for the Provo Police Department for nearly 29 years and has served as the commander of both the Patrol Division as well as the Criminal Investigation Division, where he is currently assigned.