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Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:59 am

Verbatim: New Haven Mayor McDonald appoints new police chief

The following was released on Thurs., July 18, 2019:

New Haven, Indiana – On Thursday, July 18, 2019, Mayor McDonald announced the appointment of the position of Chief of Police as Jeffrey McCracken. His appointment comes after the retirement of Chief Henry McKinnon on July 12, 2019. Mayor McDonald said, “Chief Henry McKinnon served the City of New Haven for nearly 24 years with honor, integrity and a dedication that was palpable. Henry will be missed but we wish him nothing but success in his new position, he has earned our respect and support. I welcome Jeff as our new Chief of Police for the City of New Haven, I am fully confident in Jeff’s ability to lead. He has been dedicated and has pursued excellence in his Police career, I am looking forward to his leadership of the New Haven Police Department.”

Chief Jeffrey McCracken is currently a Detective and he has been a police officer for the City of New Haven since 2006. As a member of the New Haven Police Department, McCracken has held several positions within the department, including Patrol Officer, Detective, Emergency Response Team Member, Internal Affairs Investigator, Voice Stress Operator, Crash Investigator, Drone Pilot, Narcotics Detective, Field Training Officer, and Deputy Coroner.

Chief McCracken graduated with honors from Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 2006. He has received meritorious awards from the New Haven Police Department as well as recognitions from the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office for his service.

Chief McCracken will officially start his duties on Sunday, July 21, 2019.

NEW HAVEN MAYOR McDONALD APPOINTS NEW POLICE CHIEF _____________________________________________________________________ New Haven, Indiana – On Thursday, July 18, 2019, Mayor McDonald announced the appointment of the position of Chief of Police as Jeffrey McCracken. His appointment comes after the retirement of Chief Henry McKinnon on July 12, 2019. Mayor McDonald said, “Chief Henry McKinnon served the City of New Haven for nearly 24 years with honor, integrity and a dedication that was palpable. Henry will be missed but we wish him nothing but success in his new position, he has earned our respect and support. I welcome Jeff as our new Chief of Police for the City of New Haven, I am fully confident in Jeff’s ability to lead. He has been dedicated and has pursued excellence in his Police career, I am looking forward to his leadership of the New Haven Police Department.” Chief Jeffrey McCracken is currently a Detective and he has been a police officer for the City of New Haven since 2006. As a member of the New Haven Police Department, McCracken has held several positions within the department, including Patrol Officer, Detective, Emergency Response Team Member, Internal Affairs Investigator, Voice Stress Operator, Crash Investigator, Drone Pilot, Narcotics Detective, Field Training Officer, and Deputy Coroner. Chief McCracken graduated with honors from Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 2006. He has received meritorious awards from the New Haven Police Department as well as recognitions from the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office for his service. Chief McCracken will officially start his duties on Sunday, July 21, 2019.


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