LOGAN — The North Park Police Department will have a new temporary chief, when current chief Kim Hawkes retires at the end of June. Steve Milne has been appointed the interim chief and will begin working July 2.
A press release from North Logan City said the North Park Police Commission, Hyde Park Mayor Sharidean Flint and North Logan pro tem Damon Cann were directed to purse the appointment of Milne on June 7. The inter-local agreement between the two cities allows the commission to appoint an interim chief of police, in the absence or disability of the acting chief.
Hawkes announced his retirement in May, while North Logan was considering disbanding the police department and contracting with the Cache County Sheriff’s Office for full-time law enforcement. He concludes his service June 30.
Earlier this month, pro tem mayor Cann announced the city council decided to keep the department and would look to replacing Hawkes.
Milne retired from the USU police department in July 2017. He had worked at the university for 35-years. The Police Commission is scheduled to meet on July 12 to ratify his appointment. The city councils will also endorse the hiring during their upcoming council meetings.
The press release explained that Milne will likely serve for about six-months, until a new chief has been hired.