Police Chief Has Interim Tag Removed
Indianapolis has a new Chief of Police.
The interim tag has been removed from Rick Hite, who was sworn in as acting Chief on April 17th. Hite served as Director of Training and Strategic Services for Public Safety Director Troy Riggs prior to being named interim Chief. Mayor Greg Ballard says Hite has been an asset to the city since he first arrived to help the department in 2009.
Hite says IMPD will continue to work with local businesses, neighborhood associations and community groups to keep city residents safe. Hite says he realized the city needed a sense of calm and felt policing needed to be brought to a new level in the city.
The Gary, Indiana native served 32 years with the Baltimore Police Department.