By G. Wayne Miller
Journal Staff Writer
CUMBERLAND, R.I. -- As he mulls a possible political future, recently retired State Police superintendent Brendan P. Doherty has formed a security-consulting firm and announced he will work in partnership with a much larger company based in New Jersey.
"I have not opened an office yet," Doherty said in an interview on Friday. "Right now, I'm working independently."
His recently incorporated The Doherty Group LLC will work with APG Security, headed by chief executive officer Dennis M. Kelly, whom Doherty has known for many years. The company, with nearly 2,000 employees and offices on the East Coast, Arizona and California, offers "cutting edge and 'outside-the-box' security solutions ... for the protection of assets, both physical and human," according to a company press release.
Doherty said his new company and "partnership do not preclude me from pursuing other interests."
Political observers have speculated he may run for the U.S. Senate or House, but Doherty provided no further enlightenment on Friday.
"I have no comment on that as it relates to this story," he said. "I'll announce that at the appropriate time."
Doherty's last day as superintendent was March 31.