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Former IMPD Chief Hite gets new job

Posted at 2:32 PM, Feb 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-25 14:32:25-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Gov. Pence named former IMPD Chief Rick Hite as Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission on Thursday.

The position was held by Jamal Smith who resigned to lead athletics at Indianapolis Public Schools.

Hite was appointed by Mayor Greg Ballard as Chief of IMPD in December 2012.

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Before that, he was deputy public safety director of Indianapolis.

Rick's proven track record of upholding the law and building consensus will serve Hoosiers well, and I'm honored to welcome him as a member of my Cabinet - Gov. Mike Pence

The ICRC enforces Indiana civil rights laws and investigates complaints of discrimination. It also educates organizations, companies, landlords, associations, and individuals on their rights and responsibilities under Indiana Civil Rights Laws.


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