Bryan Roach named new IMPD chief

 INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Mayor Joe Hogsett announced Wednesday afternoon that Bryan Roach would be the new Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department chief.

“Throughout his career, Bryan has proven himself an exemplary officer and a dedicated leader – with an incredible commitment to the community that has shaped him,” said Mayor Hogsett. “Bryan’s leadership, experience, and vision, are exactly what this police department needs to continue addressing the root causes of crime and make our city safer.”

Roach is a 26-year-veteran of the force and most recently served as Assistant Chief of Administration for IMPD.

Chief Roach began his career in 1991 and has since rose through the ranks.

He has achieved numerous accolades throughout his career and was last awarded with the Jake Laird Local Public Safety Hero Award in 2016.

Roach added he has three goals which includes the protection of the city, building passionate relationships of trust, and finding simple solutions to complex problems.

Roach also stressed making sure people are not just pushed into the criminal system unnecessarily.

“It has always been important to me that people don’t belong in the criminal justice system don’t end up in the criminal system, because they don’t get the concern that is needed,” said Roach.

Troy Riggs resigned as Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department chief on Dec. 21.

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