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Governor appoints two NWI police leaders as trustees of Indiana Criminal Justice Institute
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Governor appoints two NWI police leaders as trustees of Indiana Criminal Justice Institute

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Gov. Eric Holcomb has selected two Northwest Indiana police agency leaders to serve as trustees of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

The Republican chief executive announced Thursday he's appointed Valparaiso Police Chief Jeff Balon, and reappointed LaPorte County Sheriff John Boyd, to oversee the state planning agency for criminal justice, juvenile justice, traffic safety and victim services.

Coming Sunday, catch the next segment of Riding Shotgun with NWI Cops follow Lowell Police Cpl. Aaron Crawford.

Both men will serve until May 31, 2024, on the 18-member board that also includes Republican Attorney General Todd Rokita, a Munster native.

Among other duties, the ICJI distributes grants to local law enforcement agencies, and works with local, state, and federal entities to improve and coordinate all aspects of law enforcement in the Hoosier State.

The governor also reappointed Tom Navarre, of Valparaiso, vice president of Family Express Corp., to a two-year term on the state's Underground Storage Tank Financial Assurance Board.

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