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Indianapolis Mayor-elect Joe Hogsett has chosen former Director of Public Safety Troy Riggs to lead the city’s police department beginning in 2016.

Riggs will replace IMPD Chief Rick Hite at the helm of the police force.

Hogsett made the announcement Tuesday afternoon at a news conference, saying, “As federal prosecutor, I learned that the most effective public safety plans are those that encourage cooperation.”

Following Hogsett’s announcement, Hite released the following statement:

“After much consideration and consultation with loved ones, I have decided to step down as Chief of IMPD. I have enjoyed my tenure as Chief and thank all the dedicated employees of the department for their dedication and commitment to making this city safe.”

Hogsett also announced the reappointment of Indianapolis Fire Department Chief Ernest Malone.

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