Mayor names Thomas Owens as LaPorte’s new police chief

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Mayor Mark Krentz has appointed Thomas E. Owens as the City of LaPorte’s new police chief. Owens replaces Adam Klimczak, who recently resigned as chief but presently remains a captain with the department.

Owens has 26 years of experience with the department. He most recently served as captain of the midnight shift. During his career he has also served as a deep cover narcotics operative, chief defensive tactics instructor, narcotics detective, and SWAT Team supervisor.

Julie Smith remains assistant chief of the department.

“I have 100 percent confidence that Chief Owens will lead our department with integrity, strength and a commitment to our community,” Krentz said in a press release.

6 Responses to “Mayor names Thomas Owens as LaPorte’s new police chief”

  1. WWJD

    Oct 04. 2017

    excellent choice

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  2. Melody

    Oct 04. 2017

    Congrats to you, Chief Owens, you will serve the position well.

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  3. Geoff Weliver

    Oct 04. 2017

    Congratulations Chief Owens!

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  4. Walter Brath

    Oct 04. 2017

    Congratulations Tom, you’ll do a good job for LaPorte

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  5. Heath Haferkamp

    Oct 05. 2017

    Congratulations Tom! All the best!

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  6. No Name

    Oct 10. 2017

    Really????

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