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New Haven names new top cop

New Haven Mayor Terry McDonald named Jeffrey McCracken to lead the force. McCracken joined the New Haven Police Department as a police officer in 2006 and most recently served as a Detective.

Posted: Jul 18, 2019 12:22 PM

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WFFT) - The New Haven Police Department has a new chief of police.

Thursday, New Haven Mayor Terry McDonald named Jeffrey McCracken to lead the force.  McCracken joined the New Haven Police Department as a police officer in 2006 and most recently served as a Detective.

"I welcome Jeff as our new Chief of Police for the City of New Haven," said McDonald.  "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."

McCracken has held several positions within the New Haven Police 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.

McCracken graduated with honors from Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 2006.

McCracken replaces former Chief Henry McKinnon, who retired July 12th.  McCracken will officially start Sunday, July 21st.

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