Denton Names Interim Police Chief

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    Denton Police Department
    Former Denton Chief of Police Roy Minter.

    Denton has a new Chief of Police, for now.

    The department appointed retired Capt. Paul Abbott to interim chief on Thursday.

    Abbott is coming out of retirement a little more than a year after he left.  Abbott will officially take over the job on Monday, the Denton Record-Chronicle reported.

    Abbott, who served the department for 37 years, told the DRC that he had no plans to become a candidate for the permanent position.

    The department's former chief, Roy Minter, is leaving North Texas to take a job in Peoria, Ariz.