The Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) informed the City of Jonesboro that acting Police Chief Colton Edgington’s appointment to the position is in violation of Indiana Code 36-8-4-6.5.
According to the code, for an officer to be eligible to be appointed as the police chief or deputy police chief of a city, the officer must have served as a full-time, paid police officer for a minimum of five years. Additionally, the officer must have five years of continuous service at that city’s police department to serve as chief unless the chief executive waives that requirement.
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