PROVO — Brigham Young University’s interim police chief has been given the job permanently.
Chief Chris Autry’s appointment became effective Jan. 1, according the Janet S. Scharman, student life vice president. He replaces Larry Stott, who retired in July.
“Chris is well-prepared to step into this role,” Scharman said in a statement. “He has been an outstanding officer during his 22 years with the BYU Police Department. He has a broad set of skills and experience, and he is well-qualified to take on this new assignment.”Comment on this story
Autry will oversee all responsibilities of the department, including police duties, emergency medical services, emergency management, parking, security and dispatch operations.
In previous assignments, Autry served as the liaison between the department and numerous campus entities, and he served on BYU’s Administrative Advisory. He continues to serve as one of BYU’s deputy Title IX coordinators.
Autry earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s of public administration from BYU. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.