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Today, Mayor Joe Hogsett announced that IMPD Chief Troy Riggs will be leaving the administration.

“At the end of this challenging year, Chief Troy Riggs will be leaving the City of Indianapolis to pursue other opportunities,” said Hogsett in a written statement.

Riggs was appointed director or public services in October of 2012, in 2015 he resigned and went on to serve as director of public safety outreach at IUPUI. In December of that same year, IMPD chief Rick Hite stepped down and Riggs served the city in that capacity. 

“While we are grateful for the innovative ideas that Troy brought to the table over the last eleven months, I have already begun the process of assembling a new IMPD leadership team that will build upon our efforts to reduce violent crime and protect our neighborhoods. I remain more confident than ever in the dedication and bravery of the men and women who proudly wear the uniform of IMPD, every single day. ”

City-County Council President Maggie A. Lewis, released a statement as well: 

“I want to thank Chief Troy Riggs for his dedication to our city serving as both Chief of IMPD and Director of Public Safety. I along with my colleagues on the Council am appreciative of his commitment to public safety and keeping the interests of our residents at the forefront of his efforts. We look forward to working alongside the Mayor and his team to identify a new leader and send a special thank you to all those who have accepted the call to serve.”

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