Mayor Hogsett seeks new chief from inside IMPD


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Mayor Joe Hogsett begins 2017, his second full year in office, searching for a new police chief, and he thinks that man or woman already works for IMPD.

Finding a successor to former Metro Police Chief Troy Riggs is Hogsett’s first priority in the New Year.

“That will begin tomorrow in earnest,” said Hogsett after the opening of the Reuben Engagement Center at the Marion County Arrestee Processing Center. “I’ve already had conversations with many from throughout the leadership of not only the community, the sheriff, the prosecutor, I met with the command staff of IMPD last week, and in naming Valerie Cunningham to be the acting chief, I also made it clear that I was going to spend the better part of this week talking to internal candidates, people who are currently on IMPD’s command staff and interviewing them to begin that process. I am going to work expeditiously toward a thoughtful and prudent decision made sooner rather than later.”


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