Valerie Cunningham named acting Chief of Police for IMPD

Valerie Cunningham was named the new interim Chief of Police for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Dept. (WISH photo)
Valerie Cunningham was named the new interim Chief of Police for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Dept. (WISH photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Valerie Cunningham was named the new interim Chief of Police for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department on Saturday.

She will serve in the role for up to ten days while Mayor Joe Hogsett does his diligence to find a permanent Chief of Police.

“I would like to thank the IMPD command staff and our entire police force for their professionalism during this leadership transition,” said Mayor Hogsett. “I plan to move quickly to appoint a permanent Chief of Police, and I am confident that this new leadership team will continue to make progress in our efforts to make Indianapolis neighborhoods safer.”

Acting Chief Cunningham has served with Indianapolis Police Department/Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department for 24 years.

She is currently the Deputy Chief of the Patrol Division and serves as Night Watch Commander.

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