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William Quinn, ODU's assistant campus police chief, has been appointed to serve as interim chief following the retirement of Chief Cliff Rice on Nov. 22.

Quinn joined the Office of Public Safety in 1989 as a police officer and rose quickly in the ranks over the years. He has served as assistant chief for more than three years.

"Bill Quinn is very experienced in all aspects of the department's policing and security programs," said Robert L. Fenning, vice president for administration and finance. "He has served us well, understands the mission of a campus police department, and demonstrated his capacity for meeting the diverse needs of the institutional community and our neighbors."

Quinn will oversee a campus police force of 36 members.

Before coming to Old Dominion, Quinn served 20 years as a detective with the New York City Police Department.

Rice joined ODU's Office of Public Safety 1987 and served as chief since 1992.

"As a campus community, we are indeed fortunate to have individuals of the character and professionalism of Chief Rice and Assistant Chief Quinn," Fenning stated in a Nov. 19 campuswide announcement. "Through their leadership and the daily activities of the department, the Norfolk and other campuses of Old Dominion University remain among the safest and well served in the commonwealth by all current measures."

This article was posted on: November 22, 2002

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