and PATRICK O'DONNELL University Police Director John Logan said he wants to remain a part of the police department even after a new commissioner takes over as his boss next month. The long-time head of the police force said he is willing to work under former Brown University Police Director John Kuprevich. When Kuprevich steps in next month, he will oversee a newly restructured department, Senior Vice President Marna Whittington said. In addition to running University Police, Kuprevich will supervise Victim Support Services and an internal security unit. This new unit will hire and train University employees to replace contract guards who patrol areas around campus and staff security desks in residence halls. Whittington said the performance of security firm guards has been "less than satisfactory" in the past. Whittington and other business administrators oversaw the contract guard services in the past. Logan and Victim Support Services Director Ruth Wells have both reported directly to Whittington. The new commissioner will be an intermediate step in the command chain. He will be responsible for long-term planning while Logan and Wells will handle day-to-day operations, Whittington said. Kuprevich will concentrate on community and city relations as well, she added. Logan said he has met with Whittington briefly to discuss his role under the new commissioner, but said these talks were only "general." "A lot of information will probably be coming from the new commissioner as to what my role will be and to what everyone else's role will be," he said. Logan said he knows Kuprevich, but has not worked with him in the past. He said he expects to be able to work under the new commissioner without any trouble. "I won't have any problems," he said. "It's not awkward for me. I've been in police work for a long time, sometimes as a supervisor, sometimes in support. I'm very good at supporting people." "As long as there's a mutual respect, it should be a good relationship," he added.Comments powered by Disqus
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