IMPD Chief Troy Riggs breaks ground, gets community input for selection of executive staff

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 15, 2016)— Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Troy Riggs announced appointments to his executive staff Friday.

For the first time, the chief is getting community input in making these important selections. Chief Riggs believes his department can best serve the community if his executive staff is selected by a cross section of business, law enforcement and neighborhood leaders.

That committee has assisted the chief in selecting three assistant chiefs, two deputy chiefs and a chief of staff.

The three assistant chiefs:

  • Jim Waters, Asst. Chief of Patrol
  • Bryan Roach, Asst. Chief of Administration
  • Randy Taylor Asst. Chief of Investigations

Deputy chiefs:

  • Deputy Chief of Investigations: Bill Lorah
  • Deputy Chief Patrol, Night Watch: Valerie Cunningham

IMPD Chief of Staff: Brian C. Reeder, who was formally the director of the Office of Re-Entry for Mayor Ballard and has expertise in civilian communication focusing on police accountability.

This executive staff will now work with Chief Riggs and the community based committee in the selection and interview process for the remaining leadership staff at IMPD.

The goal is to make sure there is leadership and a high-ranking officer to cover every level of the department, so IMPD can best respond and serve the city of Indianapolis and its residents.

Anyone with recommendations, comments or concerns can email Chief Riggs at

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