NORTH OGDEN — North Ogden Police Department veteran Dirk Quinney has been tabbed to take over leadership of the department.
City leaders announced Tuesday that Quinney, who has 22 years experience in all in the department, most recently as a lieutenant, had been picked to serve as chief. He was sworn in to the top post at Tuesday's North Ogden City Council meeting and replaces Lance Call, who stepped down as chief on Sept. 1 after about a year in the post.
"We're all committed to exactly what I've told you we're going to do, and that's provide the community the best customer service we can possibly do," Quinney said after his swearing in.
In a statement, Mayor Brent Chugg, who worked with the city council and others in selecting Quinney, praised his professionalism and dependability.
"He is invested in this community and this police department. He is compassionate about the safety and well-being of the citizens and the employees," Chugg said.
Quinney joined the North Ogden Police Department in 1996, starting as an officer. He worked up the ranks, also serving as detective and patrol sergeant before becoming lieutenant and now chief, according to Annette Spendlove, the city recorder.
Before Call, Kevin Warren served as North Ogden's police chief, holding the top post from 2013 to 2017 before retiring with 37 years in all on the force.